Official Visitors Guide Released
County Visitors Bureau...
Official Visitors Guide Released
March 8, 2012
OH (March 7, 2012) – Hot off the presses, the Darke County Visitors
announced the release and distribution of the 2012/2013 Official
for Darke County, Ohio.
Official Visitors Guide is designed to resemble the look and feel of a
lifestyle magazine. The cover titles invite readers to open the
discover the urban-country spirit of Darke County,” stated Deanna York,
designer of the guide and executive director of the bureau.
publication includes information on the “must sees” in Darke County,
hidden gems like Bear’s Mill, The Inn at Versailles, The Winery at
and Garst Museum to legendary finds like Annie Oakley, KitchenAid and
invited to peek through time to discover the adventurous, innovative
infectious spirit found in Darke County. The ‘Legends &
Legacies’ speak to
this spirit found in an afternoon tour of Bear’s Mill with Master
Clark or a weekend spent exploring the traditions of a place that
the merriment of old town festivals and artisanal craftsmanship.
Town Finds’ that are celebrated in our western Ohio community, are also
attractive to folks from the big cities looking for a renaissance of
experiences brimming with rich, authentic local flavor.
encouraged to visit Darke County to be an outdoor enthusiast,
adventurer through ‘Explore Nature’ and ‘Parks & Preserve’
sections of the
new guide. With almost 900 acres of parks and preserves area in the
families, friends and visitors are invited to the beautiful landscapes,
events and new-and-upcoming paths.
attractive travel magazine also features the accommodations and local
restaurants found in Darke County, as well as a highlight of events for
two-year period. A full calendar of events can be found on our website
Official Visitors Guide for Darke County is itself a fusion of
innovation and authentic local flavor,” shared York. “Young, local
call Darke County home brought this publication to life through their
talents, with passion, pen, paint brush, computer and camera.”
“I would be
remiss if I didn’t mention these artists by name, although words fail
me as I
am humbled by their amazing talents,” York explained.
founder of The Samizdat, a local features and arts web magazine,
space-taker-upper put pen to paper and shared his heart. Greenville
Birt as he’s commonly referred to at the local coffee joint, shared a
that many ‘lifers’ have about Darke County… there’s a new energy
renaissance, if you will.”
graphic designer, web master, jack-of-all-traders... master of… well,
actually, Michael Glass also contributed to the new visitors guide.
Michael Glass Arts, Glass took a flat map and brought it to life with
painting talents. He added depth to the map by painting fields and
well as creating icons for the iconic attractions in Darke County, like
Oakley and Bear’s Mill. Glass is continuing his love of Darke County by
a new website for the Darke County Historical Society’s Garst Museum
developing the layout and feel of the guide, the main idea was to share
warm hospitality and smiling faces found in our community. This message
in the new visitors guide because of the amazing talent of local
Amber Garrett of Look Here Photography.
office worker by day, mom and event coordinator by night, as well as
thousand other things, Amber found the time in her busy life to capture
urban-country spirit of Darke County. Amber, also a Darke County
in love with her home town all over again.
photography gig forced me to attend events I normally would not have
admitted Garrett, co-owner with her husband, Rob of The Coffee Pot in
Greenville. “I ended up loving them! Turns out the Gourd Show is pretty
it reminded me of all the great things we have going for us, and all
things that could happen in the future.”
copies printed will be distributed over the next 18 months to
interested in discovering all that Darke County has to offer. The
be on display and available at tourist information centers,
accommodations and restaurants across the State of Ohio.
are encouraged to stop by the Visitors Bureau in downtown Greenville to
copies for family reunions, weddings or for visiting friends and
visit any one of the brochure racks located in attractions,
restaurants across Darke County.
Guides are also available at local
festivals and events, and by calling the bureau at (937) 548-5158 or
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and daily updates are also
on Facebook on the bureau’s fan page, “Darke County Visitors Bureau.”