At the Flower and Produce Auction in Mt. Hope, local Amish farmers cart in various plants by the lot.
Amish Country in the fall draws visitors from all around the country.
Two young Amish boys make their way back home.
Several shops line the quiet streets in Winesburg.
In the spring and summer, flowers are as common as buggies in Holmes County. Every year, the Lamplight Inn in Berlin has hundreds of tulips.
Farmers using work horses in the field are a common sight, especially in the spring and fall.
From roadside flower shops and organic options to colorful nurseries, Holmes County is a haven for gardeners.
Release Date: Sep. 16, 2010
Holmes Chamber Wins Marketing Award
“The MIDDY Award name reflects our region of the country,” said Debbie Shatzer, Chairperson of the OACVB Public Relations Committee and the MIDDY Awards for 2010. “Recipients are recognized for excellence in planning, creativity, effectiveness of message, concept, and design.”
Award entries were received in a variety of categories, including rack brochure, website, print advertising, specialty advertising, television spot, and tourism campaign. All entries are judged by a team of experts in the communications, advertising, public relations, publications and/or tourism from outside of the OACVB membership.
The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau received a second-place award on Thursday. The MIDDY for excellence in tourism campaign was for the Chamber’s 2009 Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns campaign.
“Being recognized for excellence among our peers is more than gratifying,” said Shasta Mast, executive director of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau. “It means we’re doing an excellent job marketing our members and our region as a top tourist destination. Our team works hard promoting Amish Country, and the MIDDY is a validation of that work.”
Convention and visitors bureaus are best described as destination marketing organizations and are responsible for travel and tourism product awareness to visitors. Many outstanding marketing projects were submitted for the annual awards competition. Being recognized for a job well done in the promotion of travel and tourism throughout the state of