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Bryan-College Station celebrates community and tourism

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On Monday, May 12, 2014, the 2nd Annual Community Celebration planned by the Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau will let residents see the community from a visitor’s perspective.

“This is a great opportunity for people in the community to see what Bryan-College Station has to offer visitors and residents alike,” says Sydney Murrell, Destination Servicing Executive of BCS-CVB. “Lots of times people think they need to go to Dallas or Houston for entertainment, activities, restaurants, and attractions when really it’s all here in our own backyard.”

While similar events are frequently held as all-day forays, the Community Celebration runs only from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., giving everybody a chance to enjoy the outdoor venue during cool evening temperatures and still have time for later weekday responsibilities. Local eateries including food trucks such as Wafology and Lew’s BBQ will be on site to show the versatility of local cuisine. Both cities will have a presence with representatives from their Parks & Recreation Departments and Police Departments. Other vendors and information booths include everything from community groups such as Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild and Cushing Memorial Library to businesses such as MediSpa and Pinot’s Palette. The event is free, and local businesses will offer prizes and giveaways.

The BCS-CVB works with organizations to bring meetings, conventions, and sporting events to the local area. While average conference size the bureau handles is several hundred attendees, staff members are happy to talk with folks about smaller and larger events.

“We think the Community Celebration on Monday will give people a better understanding of how we partner with people to make a visit to Aggieland an extraordinary experience,” says Murrell.

Last year’s Community Celebration was rained out on the initial day and rescheduled to another date. It looks like the same thing might happen this year, but the businesses and organizations scheduled to exhibit are flexible and ready to make a fun evening of it whenever the clouds clear. Check the BCS Convention & Visitors Bureau website for the latest information.

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