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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 / Promote Tourism-related activities

·        Host and Enhance the 37th 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 and stage.  Explore/Seek Sponsorships and wayfinding sign(s).  Increase photo opportunity areas.

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

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

o   Dinner/Dance (April)

o   Fly-In/ Air Show (September)

·        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  - May  - Explore Planes art project

o   “Run for the Wall” event in May.

o   North Texas Antique tractor & Engine Club in June.

o   Allied Remembrance Ride in June.

o   Christmas in July Shopping Event.

o   Journey of Hope cyclist in July.

o   Together Terrell (Multicultural) event

o   Shop Home for the Holidays

o   Tour of Homes - December

·        Explore new opportunities that attract visitors to Terrell.


Tourism Promotion

·       Director of Tourism to develop a network for tourism and to achieve high visibility for our community

·       Continue to support Visitor Center operation at Tanger Outlet Mall

·       Utilize the 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 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

Tourism Division Committee Members:

Shari Cassidy, Musser Motors

Gayle Harris, Books & Crannies

Marsha Henderson, U-Rent-It Sales & Service

Kim Doyal, Colonial Lodge

Angie West, American Home Care

Donna Riley, Terrell Chamber of Commerce/CVB, Tourism Director