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Big list of grants gets praise

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

The Summit County Commission is poised to approve the longest list yet of Restaurant Tax grants for non-profit groups that lure visitors to town.

A portion of the sales tax paid for prepared food in Summit County goes into the Restaurant Tax coffers, which have existed for 17 years.

More than $1.7 million was generated by the tax in 2007, said Tonja Hanson, chairwoman for the Summit County Restaurant Tax Advisory Committee.

"This year we had more money than we ever had before," Hanson said, adding that 53 groups applied.

Summit County Commissioner Sally Elliott praised the board for recommending a grant for Friends of the Farm to purchase agriculture equipment.

"I’m just absolutely delighted with the choices," Elliott said.

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The recommendations must still be approved by the Summit County Commission, which invites feedback from the public during their weekly meeting Wednesday before voting on the grant recommendations.

Here is a list of applicants the committee recommended for funding this year:

Sundance Film Festival — $115,000 for promotion

Park City Chamber/Bureau — $250,000 for advertising

Park City Chamber/Bureau — $50,625 for marketing a softball tournament

United States Ski and Snowboard Association — $100,000 for marketing costs

United States Ski and Snowboard Association — $110,000 for television coverage

Park City Lodging Association — $39,000 for promotion

Park City Restaurant Association — $180,000 for promotion

Park City Jazz Foundation — $50,000 for promotion

Park City Lodging Association — $109,000 for promotion

Park City Jazz/Savor the Summit — $25,000 for marketing

Park City Municipal — $150,000 for a museum in Park City

Park City Performing Arts Foundation — $50,000 for advertising

Utah Symphony and Opera — $50,000 for marketing

Park City Extreme Soccer — $8,000 for marketing

Utah Athletic Foundation — $50,000 for advertising

Mountain Trails Foundation — $15,000 for International Mountain Bike World Summit

Park City Chamber/Bureau — $12,000 for a media event in New York City

Oakley City — $45,000 for recreation facility

Egyptian Theatre — $25,000 for advertising

Park City Historical Society and Museum — $60,000 for marketing

Kimball Art Center — $20,000 for advertising

Quinn’s Recreation Complex — $30,000 for scoreboards

Summit County Historical Society — $10,000 for education

Mountain Trails Foundation — $10,000 for promotion

National Ability Center — $10,000 for promotion

Men’s and women’s ski jumping — $5,000 for marketing events

Main Street Business Alliance — $10,000 for brochures

Mountain Town Stages — $20,000 for promotion

Park City Marathon — $3,500 for promotion

Friends of the Farm — $20,000 for equipment at the McPolin Farm

Main Street Business Alliance — $20,000 for Holidazzle celebration

Quinn’s Recreation Complex — $3,000 for bleachers

Mountain Trails Foundation — $2,000 for promotion

Park City Municipal — $4,000 to improve the Cove Trail

Oakley City — $2,500 for advertising

Park Silly Sunday Market — $5,000 for marketing

Uinta Headwaters Council — $3,000 for promotion

Main Street Business Alliance — $5,000 for marketing the Park Silly Sunday Market

Summit County fairgrounds — $12,000 for scoreboards

Axis Free Ride — $2,000 for marketing

Adopt-A-Native-Elder — $3,000 for promotion

Kamas Valley Lions Club — $5,000 for improvements to a shooting range

Quinn’s Recreation Complex — $2,000 for padding for ice arena

Youth Winter Sports Alliance — $2,000 for marketing

Park City Golf Club — $12,000 for course improvements

Park City Film Series — $3,000 for advertising

Park City Ambassadors — $5,500 for promotion

Kamas City — $2,500 to market Fiesta Days

Peoa Special Services District — $20,375 to improve Woodenshoe Park

Peoa Special Services District — $1,000 for marketing

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