Volunteers needed for patriotic exhibit

Published 12:02am Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This year Natchez is honored to host the Miss-Lou Patriotic Tribute at the Natchez Convention Center through Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

For three days, Nov. 8, 9 and 10, the exhibit will be open free and to the public from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visitors to the event will be able to tour an accurate replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and displays honoring the victims of the 9-11 attacks, those who fought in World War II, Korean War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is sure to be a moving experience.

Of course, nothing of this scale and magnitude takes place without a small army of volunteers.

At present, institutions and organizations across the Miss-Lou are stepping forward to help out.

We are very grateful to those of you who have volunteered, but we have many more slots to fill.

Volunteers may fill blocks of time from an hour to four hours or more, and will serve as greeters, hosts and locators. We especially need volunteers available on Nov. 8, 9 and 10 — Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Those volunteering their time to this event with receive a commemorative certificate, a keepsake lanyard, and will be treated to brunch from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Convention Center.

If you or your group would like to volunteer, please contact Beth Richard at the Willie Mae Dunn Library on Co-Lin’s campus at 601-446-1103.

A volunteer orientation session will be at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday in the W.L. Nelson Multi-Purpose Room on our campus. Refreshments will be provided.

Please help make this tribute memorable for our visitors and honor those who sacrificed so very much for our country and our freedom.

 

Teresa Busby is vice president of Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Natchez campus.