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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mary-Kathryn Millner

Local events receive funds from Tourism Council

Several local events received funding this past Wednesday from the Oxford Tourism Council. The Oxford Shakespeare Festival received $1,000 as did the Swamp Stompers. The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce’s Double Decker Run received $3,000. The Yocona Festival did not receive funding. (March 28, 2011, Page 2A)

Lamar House exhibits set for March

The L.Q.C. Lamar House exhibits are now set to be installed in March with a grand opening in April after over a year of planning and design. (January 21, 2011, Page 3a)

CVB: Time to modernize marketing efforts

The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau is focusing on some big changes to modernize marketing strategies for 2011 including upgrading their six-year-old website. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)

Tourism Council OKs 2011 grant rules

The community grant program through the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau was approved for the upcoming year. Applicants are eligible if the event will promote at least 10 hotel nights, promote the event outside the county and take place between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011.

 (September 2, 2010, Page 2)

L.Q.C Lamar statue firmly in place

A new statue of L.Q.C. Lamar has finally been erected at the front of his former home in oxford, which was recently restored and includes a museum about his life. Standing in his famed orator pose, the life-size statue was created by Taylor artist Bill Beckwith. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

Caching in on Oxford’s history

Oxford’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is hiding buried treasure which could mean extra cash for businesses. Using geocaching the Oxford Convention and Tourism Bureau hopes to attract more visitors to the area. With an estimated 5 geocachers worldwide this treasure hunting activity is a growing area of tourism, and Oxford is ready with 60 hidden caches. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

Tourism Council proposes $100K cut

The sluggish economy still has its grip on Oxford tourism. With revenues down this year, the Oxford Tourism Council is planning to cut the 2011 budget by $100,000. Director of Tourism Mary-Kathryn Millner said, “we are being cautious and presenting a budget that is more legitimate as opposed to wishful thinking.” (July 22, 2010, Page 5A)

Double days for Double Decker

After a rainstorm caused Double Decker Arts Festival organizers to change to a two-day event this year, the positive feedback led the Tourism Council to approve turning the festival into a planned two-day event for April 29-30, 2011. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A, 2A)

Double Decker: Plan B

For the first time in its 15-year history, the Double Decker Arts Festival rescheduled the bulk of its festivities from Saturday to Sunday due to the threat of severe weather. The new music lineup re-arranges the slate of bands, from a one-day concert on two stages to a two-day concert on a single stage. Headliner Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings are still performing Saturday night. Art booths and food vendors are to open on the Square Sunday starting at 10 a.m.

(more…) (April 23, 2010, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Linda Abbott writes to thank the community for its participation in, and support for, the Take Back the Night event to stress violence prevention, while Jim McCauley thanked members of the Oxford Tourism Council and others for their help in promoting Oxford. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)

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