MASON CITY - Visit Mason City has awarded grants to the following organizations through its Visit Mason City Tourism Marketing Grant Program.

• Mid American Youth Basketball Association Basketball Tournament for brochures, $156.

• Regional Duplicate Bridge Club Unit 163 Tournament for welcome reception, $614.

• Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for brochures, $364.

• Historic Park Inn for advertisement, $738.

• North Iowa Band Festival for brochures and website, $590.

• Mason City Lodging Association for Winter Dance Party Shuttle Service, $338.

• Mohawk Archery Club Indoor Amateur 3-D Shootout for brochure, website and advertisements, $1200.

The grant funds are estimated to assist in attracting nearly 24,000 visitors to the community generating an estimated $2.6 million in visitor spending over the course of the next year. In addition, the program will attract nearly $5,000 in private marketing funds promoting the area as a visitor destination.

The next round of applications for the tourism marketing grant program are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 2, 2012.

Applicants eligible include events, tournaments, conventions and tourism facilities that create tourism activity for Mason City. Application can be downloaded at www.visitmasoncityiowa.com/html/grant-program.htm or by contacting Visit Mason City at cvb@VisitMasonCityIowa.com or 641-422-1663.

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