Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Mar 14 2002

Area Volunteers Visit Concord College to Promote Tourism

Athens, W.Va. - Volunteers and representatives from the tourist industry in southern West Virginia visited "The Campus Beautiful" Thursday, March 14, 2002. The volunteers represent the Senior Ambassadors who work with the area chamber of commerce’s Retiree Attraction Task Force to promote tourism.

"Educational and cultural opportunities are important draws for this area," stated Barbara Moore Ray, community development officer for First Century Bank. "The Senior Ambassadors are learning about our attractions first-hand and will be able to market our benefits to visitors."

Concord College officials provided a tour of the campus and the guests were treated to a concert played on the Marsh Memorial Carillon.

Those who attended included: Marie Blackwell, Mercer County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau; Betsy Blankenship, Princeton Tourist Information Center; Joy Stokley, Beckley Tourist Information Center; Stephanie Hancock, Beckley Tourist Information Center; Carol Johnson, senior ambassador; Ginny Goode, ambassador team leader; Jim Worsham, Creative Retirement Center at Bluefield College; Carol Tolbert, Tamarack and Lou Freeman, senior ambassador.

To volunteer for the Senior Ambassadors Program, contact Barbara Moore Ray at First Century Bank, 1-304-324-3213, or bray@firstcentury.com.

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