POMEROY — The 2013 Meigs County Visitors Guide which tells the story of upcoming events and provides information on where to stay and where to play along with providing material on sales and services available locally has been completed.
The 56-page tourism magazine will be distributed statewide.
It begins tomorrow at the Southeast Ohio Tourism Expo to be held at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College in the Lynn Center which Luke Ortman, executive director, and Tom Sutton, vice president, of the Meigs County Chamber of Commerce will attend. The Visitors Guide will also become available beginning Monday at the Chamber of Commerce office and in some local business establishments.
Highlighted in this year’s Visitor’s Guide is the Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration to take place July 19-21 marking the Battle of Buffington Island, the only significant Civil War battle taking place in the state of Ohio. Featured in the magazine is information on the activities which will include wagon tours of the trail taken by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his troops after entering Meigs County, demonstrations of their life style, and reenactments of the battle between the north and the south, along with special displays and educational programming of that time period.
The publication, prepared by The Daily Sentinel staff, tells the story of Meigs County and its many natural attractions along with providing information on festivals and fairs which take place from the first week in June to the middle of September.