(FORT GRATIOT TWP) -- Thumb area residents will have the opportunity to personally ask questions of the top authorities on the Great Lakes and tourism industries next week. State Senator Phil Pavlov of St. Clair Township is holding an open Town Hall on Friday, June 7 at the Fort Gratiot County Park South Pavilion with special guests Jon Allan, Director of the Office of the Great Lakes, and Dave Lorenz, Industry Relations and International Marketing Manager of the Pure Michigan campaign. Both will discuss how healthy Great Lakes and a robust tourism industry benefit Michigan's environment and economy. The Pure Michigan campaign has continuously been voted the best state advertising campaign in the country. In 2012, the campaign generated $5.76 for every dollar spent and 3.8 million visitors generated $1.1 billion in revenue for businesses. The Town Hall will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Mama Vicki's Coney Island will be serving free coney dogs to those that attend. Senator Pavlov says you don't have to look any further than the Blue Water area to take full advantage of all that Pure Michigan has to offer. Pavlov hopes the community discussion will benefit the Thumb and build upon continued growth and success.