GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched its new summer program, “The Passport Challenge.”
The kickoff event was July 8 at the Gallia County CVB, located at 441 Second Ave., Gallipolis.
The “Passport Challenge” program will run until Sept. 5, so if people are interested in participating but were unable to attend the kickoff event, they still have the opportunity to complete the challenge.
“The goal of the Passport Challenge is to encourage community members of all ages to visit historically significant and important locations that make a big impact in Gallia County,” said Kaitlynn Halley, GCCVB assistant director.
“This is another way for us to educate local community members and get them out to experience new places this summer,” said Amanda Crouse, executive director of GCCVB.
Next year, Crouse said the program will run from Memorial Day until Labor Day weekend.
How does it work? Participants will pick up a booklet or passport at the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Each page of the passport will specify a different location participants will need to visit to have their passport stamped. If the location is closed, GCCVB will accept a selfie at the location as proof. Once each location has a stamp, they will bring the passport to the GCCVB and collect their prize.
Locations participating in the challenge this year are: Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bob Evans Farm Homestead Museum, Madog Center for Welsh Studies, Gallia County Genealogical Society — OGS Chapter, French Art Colony, Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library, the John Gee Black Historical Center, Our House Tavern and the University of Rio Grande admissions office.
If anyone would like additional information on the Passport Challenge, contact the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 740-446-6882 or email [email protected]