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VHC grants funding local events

Seven Hendricks County events received $500 Visit Hendricks County TED Fund Events Grants in the latest round of awards. Both large and small events were among those selected to receive the non-matching grant.

Grant recipients included Blues & BBQ Festival, Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Dragstrip Dash, Gilley’s Holiday Open House, Gingerbread Christmas, The Smiley Morning Show Pumpkin Drop and Woofstock.

Any Hendricks County-based event can request funding through an online nomination form. Events must attract visitors from at least 50 miles away, take place in Hendricks County, the event host must also be a Hendricks County organization or resident and the money must be used for marketing purposes only.

Other grant stipulations include only one request per event and two requests maximum per organization for the calendar year; VHC getting proper recognition or sponsorship package for the grant amount, if applicable; and the event must be submitted for inclusion on VHC’s Events Calendar.

For more information or to apply for a 2018 TED Fund Events Grant, visit www.VisitHendricksCounty.com/EventsGrant.