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The National Park Service (NPS) requested a decision regarding whether it could use park operation appropriations to reimburse a national historic site's imprest fund expenditures related to musical entertainment provided at an annual festival. NPS advised that the historic site characterized the musical entertainment as an interpretative activity, since it was representative of the historical period the festival was celebrating. GAO held that NPS could use its park operation appropriations to reimburse the historic site's imprest fund, since the musical entertainment was: (1) not elaborate or extravagant; and (2) one of the festival's several interpretative and commemorative activities. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.


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