Tourism dollars invested in five Lincoln County projects

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The North Platte / Lincoln County Visitors Bureau awarded $150,000 in Improvement grant funds to five local projects.

Jim Griffin representing the Lincoln County Historical Museum will use $13,833.75 for the replacement of the roof of the historic Platte Valley Barn with wood shingles to maintain the historical integrity of the building.

The North Platte Community Playhouse will use Improvement Funds to cover the cost of RBGL stage lights and bars included in the estimate from Pressnall Lighting.

$5,000 in Improvement Funds are earmarked specifically for Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful and the the water feature at a downtown park and 6th & Jeffers Streets.

$40,000 will help the Sutherland Rodeo Committee build a 30’ x 60’ facility with ADA bathrooms and showers, meeting and concession facilities and putting in 30 RV hookups.

$90,000 will be used by the D & N Event Center for interior and exterior painting and sealing and new indoor lighting.

The money that flows into the Improvement Fund of the North Platte / Lincoln County Visitors Bureau is generated entirely by a 2% lodging tax on overnight lodging purchased in Lincoln County.