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Swiss Wine Fest seeks vendors

posted on April 02 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Swiss Wine Fest seeks vendors
Organizers of the 43rd annual Swiss Wine Festival are announcing a call for arts and crafts vendors. This year’s event will take place at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay, IN, on August 21-24, 2014.

Booth spaces measure 12’ wide by 10’ deep and include an 120-volt electrical outlet. Fees are $100 per booth if postmarked by July 1, 2014 ($75 for Switzerland County residents) or $125 if ...Click the title to read more.

Tourism displays youth art

posted on March 31 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Tourism displays youth art
Artwork created by students from the Fine Arts Collection classes at Switzerland County Middle School will be displayed at the Switzerland County Visitors Center during Vevay’s First Friday. The exhibit will open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 4th.

Art teacher Kathy Williams has selected pieces including color prints, drawings, jewelry, paper masks, sewn items, pastels, sculptures and more to be displayed....Click the title to read more.

Vendors sought-Sleepy Hollow

posted on March 26 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Vendors sought-Sleepy Hollow
Switzerland County Tourism invites area artists and craftsmen to participate in the annual Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival. The event takes place on Liberty Street and around the Historic Switzerland County Courthouse Square in Vevay, IN, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult and youth activities will be available as well as an apple pie baking contest.

Outdoor booth space is availa...Click the title to read more.

FREE MAMMOGRAMS

posted on March 10 2014 by Donna from Health Department

The Switzerland Co Health Dept is providing free mammograms to women age 40 and over or under age 40 who have a history of breast cancer in the immediate family. This program is provided by a grant from Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness. IBCAT receives funds through sales of breast cancer awareness specialty license plates. Through these sales, monies are available for grants deemed to best address the unmet screening needs of the people of Indiana.
If it has been at least a year since your last screening call the Switzerland Co Health Dept and ask for Betty Lucas or Donna Faber at 812-427-3220 for more information on scheduling your appointment. This program will run from March 17 -October 31, 2014 or until appointments are filled.

2nd Community Grant Notice

posted on March 03 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism


Switzerland County Tourism announces the availability of second cycle 2014 Community Grants for tourism-related projects implemented by 501C and/or non-profit organizations. Applications are available at the Switzerland County Visitors Center located at 128 West Main Street in Vevay and will be accepted between April 1 and April 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after April 14 will not be reviewed in the second cycle.

Grant applicants must specify how their event/project will promote tourism and/or overnight stays in Switzerland County. Submissions must include signed Community Grant guidelines and a W-9 before any monies will be distributed to awardees.

The maximum grant award per ev...Click the title to read more.

Tourism Community Grants

posted on February 24 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Tourism Community Grants
Switzerland County Tourism announces that over $35,000 was awarded in Community Grants to non-profit organizations to help promote tourism and overnight stays in Switzerland County. An additional $12,000 was given to Vevay Main Street to help fund their 2014 First Friday events.

The following organizations received 2014 Community Grant awards:

$4,400 to the Historic Hoosier Theater for various perfo...Click the title to read more.

Tourism to attend travel shows

posted on January 10 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism


Switzerland County Tourism will be attending travel shows in January and February. Switzerland County businesses/organizations that would like flyers distributed through these events can drop off a quantity of 300 to the Visitors Center no later than Saturday, January 18, 2014. The Center is located at 128 West Main Street in Vevay. The travel shows are located in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. For more information, telephone (812) 427-3237.

Community Grant deadline near

posted on January 09 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism


Switzerland County Tourism (SCT) is reminding non-profits and 501C organizations that applications for SCT's First Quarter Community Grants will be accepted through January 14, 2014. (By office and mail.) Projects/events from individuals/organizations without non-profit/501C status will be considered if applying under an active sponsoring non-profit/501C entity. Grants up to $15,000 are being made available through SCT's Community Grant fund. All Projects/events must benefit tourism throughout Switzerland County. Applications/guidelines are available at the Visitors Center at 128 West Main Street or can be e-mailed by request by calling (812) 427-3237 from 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.

Visitors Center closed

posted on January 06 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism


The Switzerland County Visitors Center located at 128 West Main Street in Vevay will be closed due to extreme cold on Monday, January 6.

Outdoor Warning Siren Testing

posted on January 03 2014 by Connie Wallace from Emergency Management

Switzerland County will begin weekly Outdoor Warning Siren testing for the Town of Vevay and the Town of Patriot on Wednesdays at noon. These tests will last approximately one minute. If a real emergency were to occur, the sirens would sound several times for 3 minute increments. If you have any questions concerning the siren testing please contact Switzerland County Emergency Management Agency at 427-4300. Please share this information with your family and friends to avoid any confusion. Be prepared...Be safe!

EMA Director

posted on January 02 2014 by Connie Wallace from Emergency Management


Visitors Center closes Sundays

posted on December 26 2013 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Visitors Center closes Sundays
The Switzerland County Visitors Center will begin their winter hours starting in January 2014. The Center will be open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Sundays.

Holiday Closings

posted on December 19 2013 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism


The Switzerland County Visitors Center will be closing at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will remained closed on Christmas Day. The office will reopen on Thursday, December 26.

The Center will close at 2:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve, but will be open on New Year's Day.

On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of Switzerland County Tourism we wish you a joyful and safe holiday season and all the best in the New Year!

NOTICE OF FEE CHANGES

posted on December 04 2013 by DFABER from Health Department

As of January 1, 2014 Death and Birth Certificates will be $12.00.
Temporary Food Permits will be $25.00.

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

posted on December 04 2013 by Donna from Health Department

New requirements for immunizations for the 2014-15 school year.
3 TO 5 YEARS OLD:
3 Hep B, 4 DTaP, 3 Polio (Inactivated Polio), 1 MMR, 1 Varicella
KINDERGARTEN:
3 Hep B, 2 MMR, 5 DTap, 2 Varicella, 4 Polio*, 2 Hep A
GRADES 1 TO 5:
3 Hep B, 2 MMR, 5 DTaP, 2 Varicella, 4 Polio
GRADES 6 TO 11:
3 Hep B, 2 MMR, 5 DTaP, 2 Varicella, 4 Polio, 1 Tdap, 1 MCV4
GRADE 12:
3 Hep B, 2 MMR, 5 DTaP, 2 Varicella, 4 Polio, 1 Tdap, 2 MCV4
Hep B Two dose alternative adolescent schedule is acceptable if properly documented.
DTaP Four doses of DTaP/DTP/DT are acceptable if 4th dose was administered on or after child's fourth birthday.
Polio Three doses of polio vacc...Click the title to read more.

First Friday-Christmas Events

posted on November 25 2013 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

First Friday-Christmas Events
Vevay and Switzerland County (IN) will be all aglow with holiday events and activities throughout the month of December.

The fun begins with the December 6 Vevay Main Street “Deck the Walls” First Friday event from 6-9 p.m. Late night shopping, dining, store specials, art openings and free carriage rides are available in downtown Vevay.

Entries are being sought for the ...Click the title to read more.

Parade award-SC Fire Trucks

posted on November 18 2013 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Parade award-SC Fire Trucks
A new component to the upcoming December 7, 2013 Vevay Christmas Parade is the Best Decorated Fire Truck. All fire stations located in Switzerland County are invited to participate. The firehouse with the winning truck will have a $200 check donated to their favorite charity.

There is no cost to participate, but fire trucks must be registered into the parade by Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by 5:00 p.m...Click the title to read more.

Church bells start parade

posted on November 18 2013 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Church bells start parade
In conjunction with the start of the Saturday, December 7, 2013 Vevay Christmas Parade, historic downtown churches and sites have agreed to participate in the "Ringing of the Bells"--a simultaneous bell ringing at 4:00 p.m.

The Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church bell will chime in at 3:55 p.m. to signal the onset of their Saturday church service. The Switzerland County Baptist Church, Switzerland County Histo...Click the title to read more.

Light Up Vevay announced

posted on October 30 2013 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Light Up Vevay announced
Staff at the Switzerland County Visitors Center invites downtown businesses and organizations to participate in “Light Up Vevay,” a pre-parade shopping and dining event in downtown Vevay from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

With Vevay Main Street’s First Friday on Friday, December 6 and the 2nd annual Vevay Christmas Parade beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, tourism director Ken...Click the title to read more.