BEATRICE – Gage County lodging tax revenue will be going to three projects from a visitor’s improvement fund. The grants, totaling $16,820 are matched with 50% funding from each of the projects.
One grant is for a Gage County Citizen Soldier Exhibit at the Gage County Museum, a project of the Nebraska National Guard Museum and Keep Beatrice Beautiful. Gage County Tourism Director Lisa Wiegand says the display will honor soldiers who left the former Burlington-Northern Depot, going off to war.
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The Gage County Board also approved a grant for the Welsh Heritage Center in Wymore.
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A third visitor’s grant is going to a Fuller Park nine-hole disc golf project at a park near Zion Lutheran Church.
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The visitor’s improvement fund in Gage County has a balance of $210,000, which County Board Chairman Myron Dorn says has built up in recent years, and can do a lot of good for the surrounding area. The visitor’s fund draws money from half of the 4% Gage County lodging tax.