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Bird house project taking flight

CVB hopes to increase number houses in community

The decorative birdhouse in front of the Barton County Arts Center is part of a citywide project to increase foot traffic in Great Bend. The Great Bend Convention and Vistors’ Bureau wants to expand the bird house tour.

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As part of a community-wide tourism campaign capitalizing on the area’s winged wetland creature heritage, numerous decorative fiberglass bird houses started to dot Great Bend sidewalks over the past couple of years. The goal – create an attraction and get shoppers to flock to the businesses.
Now, the project’s sponsor, the Great Bend Convention and Vistors’ Bureau wants to expand the bird house tour.
“Our goal is to increase the number of  birdhouses to 100 by June,” said CVB director Cris Collier. “It is a big number but we are confident that Great Bend has what it takes to ...

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