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October 22, 2012

Tourism board gives Library donation

Money helps fund ‘Ghost Stories Tour’ next week

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer

In a special meeting of the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission on Friday afternoon, commission members approved a $500 donation to the Corbin Public Library for their “Ghost Stories Tour” to be held late next week.

The vote was unanimous and the $500 would be for the first year of the event, which is co-sponsored by the library and the Main Street Corbin program.

Organizers of the event said it would be a “walking tour” and would take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-27, from 6-9 p.m. at several sites in downtown Corbin. Admission to the family-friendly event is free and is open to all ages.

It will start at the Corbin Public Library and will stop at least four different places. Locations on the tour include the old train depot on Depot Street, the home of Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney, the old Hippodrome site, and the Hall-Watson Building which once housed a hospital. A storyteller would be at each site, who would tell a ghost story pertaining to the history of each site.

“It will be a wonderful event and many volunteers in the community will be there to help make this a great time,” said Lisa Kersey of the library’s staff.

“They’ll walk through the downtown area during the tour and it will raise awareness for downtown. It will also spotlight the excellent facility the library has,” said Main Street Corbin’s Director Andy Salmons.

According to the proposal from the library and Main Street Corbin, the total budget for the ghost tour was originally $2,500, which would cover personnel, supplies, concessions, publications and advertising. Of that, Main Street Corbin originally allocated $1,100 to the budget, but both groups said Friday they would scale back the budget and make cutbacks where needed.

During the special session, staff and administration from the Corbin Public Library gave appreciation to the tourism board for their efforts and their help.

“The tourism group has been very supportive of the library,” said Diane Mitchell, president of the library’s Board of Trustees, who joined Kersey and Heather Croley of the library staff at the meeting.

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