The award was presented to us at the HOTie awards ceremony, held right here in Beautiful Bancroft at the Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub on October 24th. We felt extra special knowing that the evening's Master of Ceremonies, the lovely Barbara Shaw, was wearing selections from our fall/winter fashion line, and looking stunning in them, of course.
The celebration featured live entertainment by The Fitzgeralds, a complimentary tour of the venue’s newly renovated brewery, and a brew master’s dinner by Chef Jeff Jenkins.
“We’ve yet again had another successful year with many nominations for each of our categories,” says Kasey Pollard, tourism development coordinator. “Celebrating in North Hastings, a destination that receives thousands of visitors every year, made for an exceptional experience and recognized the strong tourism industry that continues to grow tourism in the region. This year we were also excited to officially brand the HOTie Awards program.”
Did we feel the love that night? You bet we did. Our cheeks hurt from smiling so much, as you can see in the photos.
We're huge supporters of the tourism industry here in North Hastings. The HOTie awards celebrate the successes and achievements of tourism businesses, organizations, festivals and individuals throughout the county, and we are thrilled to represent Bancroft!
“It is the tourism businesses and organizations in our communities that continue to ensure our local economies thrive and grow, bringing in thousands of dollars from tourists,” said Rick Phillips, Warden of Hastings County, at the awards ceremony. “This was a great opportunity for the County to give recognition to business owners and event organizers who’ve worked so hard to make such a successful tourist season each and every year in Hastings County.”
Thanks again everyone! You can learn more about tourism opportunities in Hastings County by checking out the Visit Hastings site here.