Annually, Destination Gettysburg's board of directors approves more than $50,000 in community donations, spread throughout Adams County. This money is used by other local organizations to host events, beautify the community or to assist with one-time projects to benefit the county for visitors and local residents alike.
Recently, Destination Gettysburg pledged donations of $2,500 toward the costs of the annual Halloween and Christmas parades, as well as Gettysburg Garden Club's effort to plant, water and maintain flowers throughout Downtown Gettysburg.
Throughout Adams County, Destination Gettysburg has made donations to assist the East Berlin VFW with the restoration of its F-14 Tomcat.
"Tourism gives back to the community in many ways economically," said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg. "But we, as a fellow community organization, believe it's important to support the efforts and projects of groups throughout Adams County."
Coming up next month, Destination Gettysburg has once again provided the funding for the fireworks for the Fourth of July Community Concert at Gettysburg College.
(Pictured are Norris Flowers, left, President of Destination Gettysburg, and Andrea Proulx, right, Chair of Destination Gettysburg's Board of Directors, presenting a check to Karen Szoke, middle, President of the Gettysburg Garden Club).
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