Tour groups enjoy sites, events in Floyd County


By Andrea Saddler - asaddler@civitasmedia.com



Carol’s VIP Adventures from Michigan enjoyed a tour of Prestonsburg.


photos courtesy of Prestonsburg Tourism

PRESTONSBURG – The City of Prestonsburg and Prestonsburg Tourism was busy last week hosting three tour groups. Under the direction of the new Prestonsburg Tourism Director Mitchell Pearson and Assistant Director Misha Curnutte, local historic sites and entertainment that Prestonsburg and Floyd County have to offer are being promoted heavily through Facebook and an upcoming television commercial that is in the works.

Tour groups from Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey enjoyed the beautiful mountains of Eastern Kentucky last week when their motor coaches rolled into town. Groups visited Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, attended a showing of Mary Poppins at the Jenny Wiley Theater; visited the East Kentucky Science Center; attended Front Porch Pickin’ at the Mountain Arts Center, toured the historic May House and visited Middle Creek Battle Field.

Enjoying their time in the area, the tour groups also visited local attractions in Johnson County such as the Loretta Lynn Home Place, Mountain Homeplace and the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum.

“We are pleased to host the various tour groups we have had the privilege of hosting this year,” said Pearson. “Prestonsburg, Floyd County and the region have many exciting things to offer from shows at the MAC to events such as Paddlefest. We want to continue the momentum of growth we are experiencing and encourage everyone to get out and take advantage of what the area has to offer.”

For more information on tours and events, contact the Prestonsburg Tourism at (606) 886-1341 or visit www.prestonsburgky.org. Hours at the Prestonsburg Tourism office are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Carol-Tour-Group-1.jpgphotos courtesy of Prestonsburg Tourism

Carol’s VIP Adventures from Michigan enjoyed a tour of Prestonsburg.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Carol-Tour-Group.jpgCarol’s VIP Adventures from Michigan enjoyed a tour of Prestonsburg. photos courtesy of Prestonsburg Tourism

By Andrea Saddler

asaddler@civitasmedia.com

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