CS Council Asked to Help Fund Return of 4-H RoundupFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Thursday’s College Station City Council meeting will discuss approval of using hotel occupancy taxes to fund this year’s Texas 4-H Roundup.
Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hunter Goodwin says the event was held here for 65 years until it was lost to Texas Tech last year, so he’s eager for the city to support it.
He says they fought very hard to bring that event back this year, which brings 4,000 qualified students, not counting exhibitors, teachers, parents, and grandparents, to A&M’s campus for four or five days during the summer.
He says all of the students are from Texas, many of them from rural areas, and most of them are high academic achievers.
Goodwin says there is no better way to sell Texas A&M and the community than to welcome groups to come experience it first hand, and there’s no question that supporting the annual event would benefit both the local economy and Texas A&M.
The economic impact made on College Station alone is estimated at slightly more than one million dollars.
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