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Feather River Tourism Association announces grant recipients

The Feather River Tourism Association (FRTA) announced that grants have been awarded to  six local organizations to support their events and to encourage tourism in Plumas County.

“The purpose of the FRTA is to build tourism in Plumas County. Community events are an ideal way to encourage visitors to come and enjoy the beauty and adventure that Plumas County has to offer. We want to do what we can to support those who help lodging providers get heads in beds, and local commerce such a retailers and eateries,” says Sharon Roberts, owner of St. Bernard Lodge and chair of FRTA.

Organizations received grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to help with their marketing efforts to encourage out of town guests to visit and attend the event. The following received funding:

Plumas Arts sponsors of Wine in the Woods at Wild Plumas Glamping held May 21. Guests enjoyed bites from some local restaurants, wine tasting and live music on this 50-acre campground.

Plein Air Art Festival hosted by Bear Creek Frames.  Artists from across the country come to paint vistas and small towns from May 20-27  with an “Off the Easel Sale” at the Lost Sierra Street Fair in Quincy.

Big Time Logging Jamboree sponsored by Collins Pine and hosted by and to benefit the Maidu Summit Consortium. The June 3 jamboree at Chester Park brings 10 logging competition, traditional Maidu music, food and beverage and an opportunity to help fund reforesting the burnt Maidu land.

FreQuincy hosted by the Drunk Brush and Higher Elevation. This is 22 concert series that began in May and runs to October held at the Drunk Brush Wine Bar in Quincy.

The Audubon Society Grebe Festival. The event celebrates the dancing Grebe population in their breeding environment on Lake Almanor is July 29-30.

Courage Triathlon in the ninth year on Aug. 26 at Lake Almanor Country Club. The race includes a 2.8 run, 6.4-mile bike ride and kayaking 3.1 miles.

Big Band Boogie, hosted and to benefit The Almanor Foundation, Sept. 23 at Rogers Field The dance will feature a 20-piece Big Band, a martini bar, A Taste of Almanor, a cake-walk and a live and silent auction.

“FRTA is very active in bringing more commerce to Plumas County by partnering with these organizations. Our goal is to let those seeking outdoor adventure in a relaxing, ‘quaint and quirky’ environment, which offers more wildlife than people, that Plumas County is the ideal destination,” adds Sharon.

For those interested in learning more about the grant programs available, please visit here.

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