City awards $50,000 in hospitality-tax grants

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By Stephanie Jadrnicek

Lancaster City Council has awarded $50,000 in hospitality-tax grants to eight local organizations.
The funds are collected through a 2-percent tax imposed by the city on the sale of all prepared food and beverages sold within the city.
“A good example is the Craft Stand,” said City Administrator Flip Hutfles. “Every time they pour a tap, 2 percent goes onto that bill.”
“That tells you there’s a lot of people eating good prepared foods right here in the city,” Mayor Alston DeVenny added.

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