Morgan County Tourism Alliance met together on February 25 in our new location, Tanners Store, 205 N. Kingston Street. Members toured the store and Pam and Marta gave updates.
Hike MoCo—Cathy/Erin Howard-presented by David Howard
Winter Wonder Waterfalls—focus of winter hikes currently in progress
Planning underway for TNMLF Marathon
Many hikes are planned for all levels of hiking ability—beginners to advanced
Welcome to MOCO program—George Hawver
Previous welcome mat provider not working; George will renew efforts with Simply Unique
Mat program important to recognize new business as valuable to Tourism
Rugby Irish Road Bowling—March 19—De Kirgan
Planning for 30 teams of 2 and hope to have 150+ people in attendance
Need assistance from MCTA for food preparation and serving and hosting event
Motion passed to provide $1000 sponsorship for Irish Road bowling in Historic Rugby
Sue Bell presented flyers for :Save the Date Fashions of Historic Rugby and Tea—
April 9 2022.
2022 Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show March 4-5—Mark
Motion passed by members to participate in event. Need TNMLF rack card ready (Brenda)
TNMLF—May 20-21—Pam & Marta
Friday night, Southern Steel Band—MoCo Brewery’s back yard—stage available
Possible offerings: Helicopter rides, T shirt printing, beer tasting, vendors, fireworks, Rugby tea event in Tanners Store.
Tanner Store Update—Pam & Marta
Limited inmate help due to Covid restrictions and full court schedule
Ceiling crown molding, finish work, hanging doors and some plumbing needs remain.
Final electrical inspection passed last week.
Will need MCTA volunteer help for cleaning
Tentative open date is April 1
Tanner’s Store 70/30 Grant - Mark
First Progress report submitted today
All reimbursement billing is done when project is completed and submitted in one bill.
Rental of Tanner’s Store for events, meetings—Pam
Scheduling Calendar for Rentals
Miles Marketing Grant/Google—Brenda Duke
Finally able to get MCTA address listed as the official tourism entity/guide
Received a camera to assist with making good photos of all businesses in county
Will be working on verifying MoCo’s 56 unverified businesses
Google business training has begun for the year through Miles Marketing
Brenda’s Other Projects currently underway:
Tear Off Morgan County Tennessee map of lodging, dining, breweries/distillery, and attractions is nearing completion
New Member Packet Proposal is being developed
Discover Morgan County Tennessee Brochure revision is nearing completion/George helping with revision
For Your Pleasure Concert—David Howard
June 4, 2022—Tentative date (will check with Frank)
John Overton and Country Classics or Knox Country Collective—possible bands
1 band and 1 Solo artist—suggested Frank’s granddaughter as soloist
Catered Food—Tex Mex food truck
Beer Tasting and Wine Tasting