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The Caroline County Visitor Center welcomes its 20,000th visitor

Caroline County Department of

Economic Development & Tourism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT: Kathy Beard, Tourism Manager

December 15, 2010

804-633-4074, 804-633-8052

kbeard@co.caroline.va.us

CAROLINE COUNTY VISITOR CENTER WELCOMES 20,000th VISITOR

(Ruther Glen, VA) – A little more than two years after opening, the Caroline

County Visitor Center welcomed its 20,000thvisitor on December 14th.

MichaelBeavers of Falls Church, VA, who was returning from a business trip by traveling along the I-95 corridor, stopped briefly at the center. Upon entering the facility he was welcomed and informed that he was the 20,000 visitor for the Center by travel counselor Jenifer Upshaw. Mr. Beavers was presented a gift bag of Caroline County items.

Michael Beavers (center) poses with Travel Counselor Jennifer Upshaw and

Economic Development Director Gary Wilson.

In March of 2010, after completing almost 14 months of operation, the 10,000 visitor to the center was recorded. This second 10,000 customer milestone for the facility was achieved in less than nine months. Contributing factors for this increase are: signage along Interstate 95; distribution of the 2010 Visitor Guide throughout the Welcome Centers operated by Virginia Tourism Corporation; and the overall awareness of Caroline County generated by the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree held at Fort AP Hill and the release of the movie Secretariat.

The Visitor Center, located at 23724 Rogers Clark Boulevard in Ruther Glen is operated by the Caroline County Department of Economic Development & Tourism and is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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