VCVB to support Lake Fest

Published 11:00 am Monday, April 28, 2014

The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide a financial contribution to Eagle Lake’s 2nd annual Lake Fest on Saturday, May 24 on Eagle Shore Road.

VCVB’s Board of Directors approved a $500 donation for Lake Fest, a community fund raising event where about 20 vendors come to sell arts and crafts. The event will also have an area for kids, musical entertainment, a silent auction and food.

Vice President for Lake Fest 2014 James Cox said that the requested funds would go towards advertising the event.

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“We’re trying to put out flyers. We also want to get an ad for the radio so that more people could know about the event. We are trying to do everything that we can to advertise Lake Fest,” said Cox.


In other news, the board:


• Learned the hospitality tax for February was $ 81,471.94, which was down from February 2013. Tax reimbursements run two months behind. February’s check was for December.

In a related matter, the overall hotel occupancy rates for February are up to 72.4 percent, an 11.2 percent increase from the 61.2 percent in 2013.