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Community leaders proclaim ‘Tourism Week’
May 06, 2016 Jerry Purvis   

Colleen Johnson, balloon meister for the Old West Balloon Fest, declares May 1-7 as National Tourism Week in Gering Monday. Although the wind made it impossible to inflate her balloon, Johnson gave Gracee Taylor the honor of firing off the balloon’s burner mechanism. Jerry Purvis/Gering Citizen

It was a windy May 2 morning at Gering’s Monument Shadows Golf Course when local officials joined leaders in the tourism industry to officially proclaim May 1-7 as National Tourism Week in the area.

Scotts Bluff County Commission Chairman Mark Masterton was joined by Mayors Tony Kaufman of Gering and Kent Greenwalt of Terrytown to read the proclamation.

Also in attendance was Colleen Johnson, balloon meister for last...

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