By Alex Floyd, Correspondent
The travelers that just happened to wander into the State Visitor’s Center on I-95 Tuesday were in for a surprise.
Richmond Hill was there in full force to unveil their exhibit featuring a Model T Ford, QR codes linking people to lodging options and places to see and a new dining “passport” where patrons to our local restaurants can collect stamps and redeem them at the local welcome center for prizes.
Folks there to support Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Christie Sherman, her board and their efforts were treated to live music and snacks from Magnolia Catering.
Coastal Georgia native C. N. Walker was there to talk about his mural which forms the backdrop of the exhibit and is a spin off of the Welcome to Richmond Hill mural at Charlie Grangers.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an event at the Visitors Center without a word from Secretary of the Georgia Transportation Board Ann Purcell.
The center is her brainchild and she continues to lead efforts to get the southbound traveler off of I-95 and see what the Georgia coast has to offer.
“We promote our state, we promote our communities but we wanted this visitors center to be different and a unique experience for travelers on I-95. It’s exciting to salute another great part of our coast with the Richmond Hill display. The mural is excellent and Christie has done a great job highlighting this important part of Georgia.”
If you’d like to see the display and the other great work at the State Visitors Center for yourself, check it out on I-95 South, Mile Marker 111, Port Wentworth or https://www.exploregeorgia.org/georgia-welcome-centers