Car Show, Competition Cheer, Our Dream Park receive Tomahawk Chamber’s room tax grants

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

TOMAHAWK – The Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday, May 16, announced that a total of $10,000.00 had been allocated among three community nonprofit organizations for tourism development and promotion of the Tomahawk area.

In a release, Chamber Executive Director Sherry Hulett said this marks the second year the Chamber has offered room tax grants.

“Applicants from nonprofit groups and organizations who market our area with a focus on bringing people to our room tax zone, as well as look for ways to develop the destination for future years, are eligible to apply,” Hulett explained. “Consideration is given to nonprofit groups that offer activities or events that will encourage people to stay longer.”

A total of $5,000.00 was earmarked for Tomahawk Main Street Inc.’s Main Street Memories Car Show, held each Memorial Day weekend.

The event continues to grow each year, the Chamber said.

“They are adding kids’ activities and music to the west end of Wisconsin Ave.,” the Chamber stated, noting that the event runs throughout the day and features exhibitors from throughout Wisconsin.

Tomahawk Youth Football and Competition Cheer was awarded $4,000.00 for mats to hold competitions.

Competitive Cheer is currently planning to hold a meet next February.

“It will bring families from the around the state for a one- to two-day event,” the Chamber said. “This is a new undertaking, and our lodging partners will greatly benefit from this weekend event.”

A grant of $1,000.00 went to Tomahawk Together for its Our Dream Park project, through which an all-inclusive playground and splash pad will be constructed in Washington Square Park on N. 4th St.

The Chamber said Tomahawk Together’s fundraising efforts to revitalize the park will help “(make Tomahawk) a destination for families from across the state.”

Check presentations will be held in the near future, the Chamber said.

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