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Tosha Daugherty, Visit Morgan County,, 765-346-5611
Pamala Dunscombe, Martinsville Parks & Recreation

Visit Morgan County has Awarded Funding to Martinsville Parks & Recreation
Funds will be used to purchase a sound system for public events at Jimmy Nash City Park.

Martinsville, Ind. – Visit Morgan County, the area’s county-wide tourism office, is pleased to announce that a grant has been awarded to the Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department, for the purchase of a sound system to be used for public events at Jimmy Nash City Park throughout the year.   

“Outdoor recreation opportunities are a real strength for Morgan County in attracting visitation. Recreational programming events at Jimmy Nash City Park already attract a number of visitors to the park in addition to area residents, and the purchase of a new sound system will improve the experience of event attendees. This is exactly the purpose of our Tourism Enhancement and Development grants. We want to support area projects that will enhance the visitor experience,” said Visit Morgan County executive director Tosha Daugherty. “Jimmy Nash City Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year that attract out-of-town visitors, and we are pleased to be able to support the park’s many visitor-friendly programs.” 

The grant proposal was submitted to Visit Morgan County by the Recreation Director at Martinsville Parks and Recreation, Pamala Dunscombe. “Our primary goal with this grant was to improve the sound quality for those attending events at Jimmy Nash City Park,” said Pamala. “In addition, we see this as a necessary first step toward offering free movies in the park during the warmer months, which is an ongoing goal for us.” The total amount of the TED Grant awarded to Martinsville Parks and Recreation was $3,977.26. The maximum amount possible through the TED Grant program is $5,000 per request. 

This is the third local project to receive funding through Visit Morgan County’s Tourism Enhancement and Development (TED) Fund, which was launched in 2015 with an initial investment of $20,000. The TED Fund is used to provide project specific grants to qualifying local organizations that will create new or enhance existing visitor experiences in Morgan County. Other organizations that have received TED Fund grants include Link Observatory Space Science Institute and Rediscover Martinsville.  

Additional grants available through Visit Morgan County include a Cooperative Marketing Grant and a Festival and Event Grant, both of which are reimbursement grants that provide up to 50% matching funds for area organizations or businesses that qualify. More information about any of Visit Morgan County’s grant programs can be found at If you are involved in an organization or event in Morgan County and have questions about whether or not a project would potentially qualify for a TED Fund, Cooperative Marketing or Festival and Event Grant through Visit Morgan County, please contact Tosha Daugherty at 765-346-5611 or   

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Visit Morgan County promotes all of Morgan County as a travel destination in order to grow the economic impact of the tourism industry and support local business.