EAST LIVERPOOL — The city’s attractions were touted at the recent “2008 Spotlight on Ohio’s Appalachian County ... Art, Music and Travel Show” in Steubenville.
Members of the city’s tourism board joined 54 other exhibitors from around the region, including those from Salem and St. Clair Township, to promote travel and tourism options in this area.
In its ninth year, the show brings travel experts from Ohio’s 29 Appalachian counties under one roof to promote travel and tourism to both the leisure traveler and the group tour market.
This year, the event was held at the Fort Steuben Mall and attracted 55 exhibitors, with authentic Appalachian entertainment, artisans and crafters performing throughout the two-day event.
During the event, First Lady of Ohio Frances Strickland announced four trails in Ohio which are featured in a major tourism map the National Geographic Society and Appalachian Regional Commission are producing collaboratively.
The map will be inserted in the April issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.
The city’s display at the event included walking maps of the city, a DVD showing area attractions, brochures and other information about East Liverpool.
The tourism board also offered eventgoers the opportunity to register for free door prizes, including a Fiesta ware place setting in crimson, which was won by Robert Kramer of Steubenville and a Hall China teapot won by Wendy Speers of Colliers, W.Va.
Tickets to the East Liverpool Museum of Ceramics were won by Linda Balboa, Betty Brooks, Patty Deptuta, Jody Dixson, Dale Downell, Linda Freed, Sharon Manson, Tina Perkins, Alisa Springer and Beth Wood.