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Tourism Division

 

Tourism Division

Darren Lemons, Vice Chairman

 

Goal – Implement activities, encourage participation and increase promotion of tourism in the Terrell area. 

 

Host / Coordinate Tourism-related activities

·         Host and Enhance the 36th Annual Heritage Jubilee.  Assist with promotion of all events in conjunction with the Heritage Jubilee.   Increase the children / family activities offered at the event.  Increase number of runners for 5K run to benefit the Terrell State Hospital Volunteer Council.  Increase variety of vendors. Expand types of Live Entertainment.  Explore Sponsorships.

·         Promote the British Flying Training School Museum all year long and support their annual events:

o   Dinner/Dance (March)

o   Fly-In/ Air Show (September)

·         Support and Promote “Run for the Wall” event in May.

·         Support and Promote North Texas Antique tractor & Engine club with their event in June.

·         Coordinate July 4th Fireworks Event.  Explore new events for family entertainment.

·         Support and Promote “Push America” cyclist in July.

·         Support and Promote community activities that attract visitors to Terrell.

o   Happy Days in Terrell America (Celebration of National Mom & Pop Business Day)

o   Terrell ArtWalk  - Spring and Fall

o   Paint Historic Terrell - Spring

o   Tour of Homes - December

 

Tourism Promotion

·         Director of Tourism to visit area chambers in order to develop a network for tourism and to achieve high visibility for our community

·         Maintain membership in tourism related organizations

·         Continue to support Visitor Center operation at Tanger Outlet Mall

·         Utilize the new Terrell Chamber of Commerce / CVB website to promote and advertise tourism related activities.  Develop social media plan to promote tourism  

·         Distribute Terrell America tourism information to Visitor’s Centers throughout Texas

·         Explore Trains/Planes/Automobile event

·         Explore Terrell becoming a Texas Film Friendly community

·         Explore opportunities for local industries / hotels to strengthen business relationships

 

Members wishing to participate with the committee directing the Tourism Division should contact:

Darren Lemons

The Refuge Church

2051 Griffith Road, Terrell, Texas 75160

972- 822-1690 - info@gototherefuge.com

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Juan Salazar, 1st Choice Paint & Body

Gayle Harris, Books & Crannies

Kyle Shannon, Anchor Printing

Kim Doyal, Colonial Lodge

Donna Riley, Terrell Chamber of Commerce