We're also looking in to a state grant from the SOAR Initiative. This grant is focused towards our region, and with an idea as big as this, it should get a lot of positive attention with the board that awards the grants. This also would help our park effort out tremendously!
Our final bit of good news involves one of our local tourism boards. The Wolfe County Tourism Board has earmarked money for our Hollerwood Park project. Specifically, this money would go towards hiring a single full time position for 1 year. The person taking on this role would be responsible for searching and applying for grants, working with perspective sponsors, and other similar duties that would help expedite the opening of the park. We're reaching out to the three remaining counties in hopes they can match the generous contribution the Wolfe County Tourism Board has made. They are truly leading by example in the endeavor.