The Morgan County Tourism Alliance was awarded three Excellence in Tourism awards at the annual Legislative Luncheon Friday February 8. The luncheon was attended by one-hundred fifty people, which included regional tourism, state and local government officials. The Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council and Visit Knoxville hosted the event at The Change Center in Knoxville.
The judges for these awards were from out of state. The awards objectives were to honor the projects and individuals that have enhanced and increased tourism's impact in the sixteen county region of Middle East Tennessee. The award categories in which The Morgan County Tourism Alliance was selected as winner were:
ANNUAL FESTIVAL/EVENT. (under 10,000 budget) THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN LAUREL FESTIVAL
“Celebrating the beauty of