Festival, RV park get tourism funds from Langley

Langley’s tourism promotion fund doled out $10,000 to three different groups for projects city leaders hoped would draw tourists and their money to the Village by the Sea.

An electric golf cart proposal received $5,000 from the tourism fund. To be run by the Langley Main Street Association, the golf cart is planned to tour and escort visitors around town, especially from the marina and park and ride to the downtown shopping area.

Renovating the RV park at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds also received tourism money. The fund granted $2,500 to the renovation, which represents 10 percent of its budget. In Councilwoman Rene Neff’s address to the council, she said the $2,500 will pay for the permit fees.

The final grant was awarded to the Island Shakespeare Festival. Developing a website for the festival, which will have performances at the fairgrounds this year, was given $2,500. Neff wrote that the website will “directly promote Langley as a destination, encourage people to stay overnight and promote a positive image of our city year round.”

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