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Posted on May 6, 2020 at 3:08 PM by Beth Shumate
Be a Virtual Tourist
Our ultimate goal each year in observing National Travel & Tourism Week is to increase McKinney residents’ knowledge of all our city has to offer so our locals become better-educated ambassadors for our city. This provides them with first-hand knowledge of their town so they’ll be even better prepared to share the complete McKinney experience with visiting family and friends.
The COVID-19 pandemic threw all of us a major curve ball this year, so our 2020 celebration will be a bit different than in past years. And our mission to better educate our residents about virtual things to do in McKinney actually started a bit early when we began sharing links to these kinds of activities back in mid-March.
Here are the links all in one place for your convenience:
Here are some other links from our various city partners where you'll be able to find more information about stores and other businesses that are still open, current information about city services and more.
We’re also observing our 10th anniversary of hosting lunch for McKinney’s public safety personnel, which we’ve done in our offices on Tuesdays of NTTW. This lunch is our way to show our appreciation to them for all they do to keep our community safe for our visitors and residents. Since that isn’t possible this year, we’ve partnered with the McKinney Community Development Corporation to take lunch to them. Because it falls on Cinco de Mayo, we’ve asked the local caterers at Fresh Mex to bring their food truck to the Public Safety building to feed all the personnel who work there as well as taking lunch to all the fire stations. There was no way we going to miss out on this day, especially during this critical time for our first responders.
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