Wayne County Commissioners, Tuesdays, approved a $1,000 donation for each of the three major fireworks displays in the area, occurring around the 4th of July.


Wayne County Commissioners, Tuesdays, approved a $1,000 donation for each of the three major fireworks displays in the area, occurring around the 4th of July.
The money will help with the fireworks at Honesdale on the 3rd (hosted by Greater Honesdale Partnership);  at Lake Ariel on the 4th (hosted by the Lake Ariel Cottagers Association) and Lake Wallenpaupack on the 4th (hosted by the Hawley- Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce).
This funding comes from the three percent “hotel room” excise tax and was recommended by the Tourism Promotion Committee.
The same funding source is providing a web site dedicated to Wayne County tourism, accessible at visitwaynecounty.com. Lockdata Technologies, Hawley, has completed a refurbishment of the site.
The Commissioners also approved a letter of support for Wayne County Redevelopment Authority.  The agency is applying for a $250,000 grant from the USDA. The money will afford the rehabilitation of approximately 12 homes owned by very low income residents, who occupy the home.