Each spring the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau visits local schools to host their Tourism 101 workshop. By using fun games and activities, the workshop teaches students how tourism affects our community. The most popular activity amongst students is the “Event Planning” activity which teaches students how local events impact our community and how much effort goes into organizing an event. In this activity, students use their own interests to create an event that would bring visitors to Gallia County by answering prompts that outline their event.
Due to being unable to visit schools this spring, the Bureau has decided to share this activity with the public so students learning from home will have the opportunity to take part. As a special twist, students who submit a completed event worksheet to the Bureau will have a chance to win a Sprinkle and Pop E-gift card. The contest is open to grades K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12 and a winner from each grade group will be chosen by the GCCVB staff on April 27th.
According to Assistant Director Kaitlynn Halley,
“The workshop is one of my favorite programs that we do with our community’s youth. Their ideas are so creative and fun, we’ve had Mac n’ Cheese Festivals to Fortnite Competitions. I’m glad that we can offer this to students despite the COVID situation.”
Interested students can find the activity on the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau Facebook page @visitgallia or by emailing the GCCVB, firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed worksheets must be submitted by April 27th at noon. Students can submit their worksheets to email@example.com or mail to 441 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631.