"It was the travel counselors at the welcome center who planned the open house. All 13 welcome centers in Mississippi will be hosting an open house and each welcome center staff will be responsible for their open house," said Alcorn County Welcome Center Supervisor Sherry Brown.
"Our holiday open house is an opportunity to have the community members come to the welcome center and spread holiday cheer. It is also an opportunity for us to give back to the local restaurants through advertisements," explained the supervisor. "We will be open for any travelers who come through that day. Next month will be Holiday Happenings theme month. Any holiday happenings will be promoted and we will have information about them displayed for travelers."
Kay Bain will be singing Christmas songs around noon. She has been there every year to entertain the public. There will be several door prizes available and food will be served. Pine Mountain Tree Farms will be donating a live Christmas tree. Visitors will be able to see their website at the welcome center. Tony Bullard will be unveiling some of his newest art work that day, said Brown.
"We do this to give back to the community. It is an opportunity to showcase the different restaurants in this area and to show appreciation to the travelers and our community," said Brown. "This event is a great way to display the information we have. We want to open our doors to the community and spread holiday cheer. We also take this event as an opportunity to promote our restaurants. We send a lot of people to the local restaurants."
This is a perfect opportunity to promote local businesses.
"We appreciate the local businesses and their volunteers," added the supervisor.
(The open house will be held at the Alcorn County Welcome Center located on 2028 South Tate Street in Corinth. If anyone needs any further information they should call Alcorn County Welcome Center Supervisor Sherry Brown at 662-286-3443.)