Troy touts tourism options

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Published 6:02 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The City of Troy was showcased at the annual Winterfest Expo at Fort Walton and nearly 3,000 people, many of them snowbirds, now know more about what Troy has to offer visitors as well as its citizens.Shelia Jackson, Troy’s director of tourism, said the tourism department takes advantage of every opportunity to put the city before the public.“Troy is a wonderful place to live, work and play,” Jackson said. “It’s in an ideal location and has all of the advantages of small town living but is near big cities, the beaches, the mountains and recreational lakes. Troy can boast of being the home to Troy University, a Division 1 university, with many educational opportunities and arts entertainment and sporting events.” Catherine Jordan, assistant director of tourism, said snowbirds who “migrate” South to escape the winter weather of the North and Midwest are always looking for places to go and something to do.“Highway 231 is a main artery through the state to the beaches along the Florida Panhandle,” Jordan said. “So many of the snowbirds are already familiar Troy just by passing through. We want to show them reasons why they should stop or reasons to come back when they reached their destinations.”Jordan said the Troy Tourism Department provided information about the Johnson Center for the Arts, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, the city’s historic residential and downtown areas and Troy University.” Jordan also promoted Pike County’s annual festivals that celebrate food, arts and music.“The Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge, TroyFest that is a juried arts and crafts show, the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and the Henderson Bluegrass Festivals attract thousands to Pike County each year and provided entertainment for our citizens,” Jordan said.“We also took advantage of the Alabama Tourism Department’s ‘Year of Alabama Food’ promotion. We are fortunate to have five restaurants in Pike County included in the tourism department’s ‘100 places to eat before you die’ brochure – Mossy Grove, Sisters and Crowe’s in Troy, The Old Barn Restaurant in Goshen and Sit ’n Sip in Brundidge – are among the listings. We had a tour group of about 60 that had lunch at Sisters last week. They wanted to try the sisters’ banana pudding that is featured in the state publication.”Jordan said the WinterFest Expo was also an opportunity to court retirees who might be looking for a place to relocate. By Jaine Treadwell “Pike County is a prime place for hunting, fishing and enjoying other outdoor activities almost year round,” Jordan said. “So, add that to the other things Troy and Pike County have to offer and people take notice.”Jordan said the snowbirds and others that attended WinterFest, now know more about Troy and that it’s a good stopover place while traveling.“We have many good places for dining, for overnight lodging and for gassing up,” Jordan said.“Troy is a great city and a progressive one and we like to sing its praises every chance we get.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Master storyteller Davis returns to fest The rain was coming down in sheets, the wind was swirling and thunder could be heard in the distance. But,… read more Skip Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy touts tourism optionslast_img read more