Two new members have stepped up to Destination Gettysburg’s board of directors.

The CVB recently elected Andrea Proulx, director, sales and marketing, Gettysburg Hotel and Bryan Johnson, CTA, general manager, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson hotel to serve three-year terms on the board, starting July 1.

“We’re excited to have Andrea and Bryan on the board to help establish the direction of Destination Gettysburg as the organization looks to grow tourism as the county’s top industry,” says Norris Flowers, president of Destination Gettysburg.

Destination Gettysburg recently acknowledged outgoing board members Deb Adamik of Main Street Gettysburg and Leonard Loski of Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association Gettysburg for their service on the board.

In other news, on July 1, Tammy Myers, president, Gettysburg Heritage Center, became the board’s chairwoman, taking the place of immediate past chairman Max Felty, Gettysburg Group Reservations. Del Gudmestad of Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf was elected chairman-elect, Mike Hanson of the Gaslight Inn B&B as treasurer and Mary Lynn Martin of Hickory Bridge Farm as secretary.

“We have an exciting year ahead as we strive to reach new and younger visitors to Adams County by marketing a variety of experiences throughout the region,” says Flowers.

Sendero Provisions Co. and Lone Star Brewing are hosting the first-ever River Rodeo, a music festival along the Guadalupe River.

 

The Nelson Family Life Foundation, established by the Nelson family, owners of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, has committed to donating $1 million over the next five years to Texas-based non-profit organizations. The first financial distribution will take place on Saturday, August 14, with "Sculpting the Future," and represents the foundation's first major

 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.