SALISBURY — Wicomico Tourism recognized its strongest supporters during the annual Tourism Awards reception and ceremony this month.
“Several area businesses and individuals go above and beyond in encouraging the growth of tourism in our area. From providing cash sponsorships for signature events to placing a ‘Welcome Visitors’ message on business marquees, the work of Wicomico Tourism is perpetuated through the support it receives by the community,” said Tourism Manager Sandy Fulton.
Awards were presented to the restaurant and business of the year as well as the hotelier and hospitality person of the year.
The Betty K. Gardner Tourism Person of the Year was given to Wayne Strausburg. He was honored for being instrumental in the promotion of tourism in Wicomico County.
Other awards given were Restaurant of the Year, Mr. Paul’s Legacy; Hotelier of the year, Courtyard by Marriott; Hospitality Person of the Year, Gary Kleiman, Sign Fixers; and Business of the Year, Greene Turtle.
Each award recipient was also awarded a citation from Senators Richard F. Colburn and James N. Mathias. Recipients were selected by the Tourism Advisory Board.