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Mary Bradsher, a weekend volunteer, organizes brochures at the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The return of idyllic weather, the abundant display of daffodils and azaleas, the chirping of birds, the hum of the lawn mower, and the varoom of motorboats all signal the launch of the boating and tourist season. Smith Mountain Lake businesses and residents are preparing to roll out the welcome mat for tens of thousands of seasonal visitors.
Frequently, the first stop for out-of-towners is the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, where they can get a map of the lake and find out information about everything from restaurants and shopping to historic sites. A team of dedicated volunteers assists visitors with these and many other requests — essentially serving as lake ambassadors.
To help handle the crowds, the chamber is in need of new volunteers and on-call substitutes for weekend shifts. Hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
“We simply could not provide this valuable service without our talented group of volunteers,” said Vicki Gardner, executive director of the chamber. “They put smiles on the faces of visitors and make them feel welcome to the community.”
If you have a positive, out going personality and would enjoy representing the lake community to visitors, email email@example.com for an application or stop by the office at Bridgewater Plaza.
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