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Local Tourism Gets $5,000

Governor Ralph Northam announced Friday that Martinsville-Henry County Tourism received a $5,000 grant. The grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars, and will ultimately impact at least 232 other statewide tourism entities. Martinsville-Henry County Tourism received the grant for its Philpott 3 project. MHC Tourism partnered with Franklin County Tourism and Patrick County Tourism offices to supply $10,000 in matching funds for the project, which was designed to increase visitation and commerce to, and around, Philpott Lake; supporting the three communities who share the asset.

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