Tourist Commission donates $6,500 to Summer Slam

Torey Hammett with commission members Jenny Clark, Allee Coleman, Rick Lewis and David Brown.

Torey Hammett, HR Ministries Summer Slam Director, received a donation of $6,500 from the Princeton-Caldwell County Tourist Commission that will go towards Summer Slam.

"We'd like to thank to Princeton-Caldwell County Tourism Commission for being apart of engaging with us for the Summer Slam," Hammett said. "I hope that it brings lots of folks to the community."

He said they have a great event planned for their 10th annual Slam on July 27.

"We have Colton Dixon coming, Tauren Wells coming, The Freemans - with Caylon Freeman coming to speak," Hammett said.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on the Caldwell County Butler lawn and it is free to attend. A Classic Car show will take place mid-morning in the First Baptist parking lot and there is the possibility of a 5K run.

The Tourist Commission used the motel tax money for the donation.

"We'd like to thank the [City] Council for making this a possibility to do," David Brown, commission member, said.

The commission hopes that if the restaurant tax passes they'll be in the position to help other businesses and events.