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MCTA Meeting Highlights - marta monroe

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

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