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TOURISM SPENDING WAY UP IN DARKE COUNTY - July 12, 2018
The Darke County Visitors Bureau released the results of the recently received 2017 Tourism Economic Report, commissioned by the Bureau and the state of Ohio and compiled by Tourism Economics, a division of Oxford Economics Company. The report showed total tourism spending in the county reached $73.8 million in 2017, a 12.6% increase from 2013 ($65.5 million). The report indicated 5.8% of private employment in the county is sustained by tourism (over 1,300 jobs), and tourism generated over $1.8 million in local tax revenue. Some of the local industries impacted the most by tourism include retail trade ($15.5 million in direct sales), food & beverage ($13.5 million in direct sales), and recreation & entertainment ($8.5 million). Statewide, Ohio attracted over 219 million visits to the state, and visitor spending rose to $35.2 billion. The full report can be requested from the Darke County Visitors Bureau by calling the Welcome Center at 937- 548-5158, or stopping by in person to pick up a copy. More information on the Bureau can be found at www.visitdarkecounty.org.
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DARKE COUNTY FAIR HARNESS RACING - August 23, 2018
Join Us on 97.5 FM, www.wtgr.com or the WTGR App for all the live action harness racing at the Great Darke County Fair.
Friday August 17th- 6:30pm
Saturday August 18th- 11:30am & 6:30pm
Wednesday August 22nd- 7:30pm
Thursday August 23rd- 5:30pm
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2018 MISS ANNIE OAKLEY - July 20, 2018
2018 Miss Annie Oakley: The Annie Oakley Festival Committee is looking for Darke County women ages 14-19 to compete for Miss Annie Oakley, there will be a shooting contest and a costume contest. Cash prizes to winners. More info visit www.annieoakleyfestival.org.
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UPCOMING TIGER COUNTRY ROADSHOWS - August 30, 2018
Saturday July 21st- Dick Lavy Trucking- 10:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday July 28th- Gathering at Garst (Greenville)- 10:00am-12:00pm
Friday August 17th- Saturday August 25th- The Great Darke County Fair- All Nine Days
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