Winners Announced for Visit Sebring’s Art & Culture Passport Program

SEBRING, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2019) – Two winners, who collected 10 or more stamps on their Visit Sebring Art & Culture Passport in 2018, have been randomly selected. Shirley Eidenour from Fostoria, OH was selected in April 2018 and Carolyn Welton from Venice, FL was the winner selected in January 2019. Each winner received a $500 VISA gift card.

In 2018, Visit Sebring launched a new Art & Culture Passport to promote and showcase the area’s Art & Culture attractions and events to visitors from outside Highlands County. The idea for a Passport came from TDC Member Cindy Garren, who is the director of cultural programs at South Florida State College.

“We wanted to design an interactive art and culture program that would engage visitors and encourage them to frequent our art and culture attractions and events,” Garren said. “Other destinations have launched similar programs in order to increase foot traffic to businesses and events.”

The update, 2019 editions of the booklet are now available to tourists as a way for them to visit the various art and culture attractions and events.

The Passport booklet is distributed at the three local Chambers of Commerce, the Highlands County Tourist Development Council (TDC) office, at the locations of participating attractions and events and can be requested online at Once tourists visit at least 10 of the 30+ listed attractions or events and get their Passport stamped, they can enter it to win a $500 VISA gift card, which will be randomly selected twice a year (one after March 31 and one after Dec. 31).

For more information, please visit or call the TDC office at (863) 402-6909.

The mission of the TDC is to promote Highlands County as a friendly, attractive and diverse destination for tourism, thus creating a positive economic impact benefiting the entire community. It serves as a destination marketing organization that works to generate overnight stays, increase tax revenues, stimulate economic growth and strives to constantly enhance the image of Highlands County. For more information, visit