The Wayne County Welcome Center Prepares for Winter in August

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The Wayne County Welcome Center located at mile post 355 off the Natchez Trace Parkway continues to advance their efforts to accommodate the visitor.

The Wayne County Welcome Center located at milepost 355 off the Natchez Trace Parkway continues to advance their efforts to accommodate the visitor.

On a particularly chilly day a visitor mentioned how wonderful it would be if the welcome center had a pot belly stove to sit next to while munching on a homemade cookie and sipping a fresh, hot cup of coffee.

When volunteer Twila McGrath heard this, she formulated a great idea…they needed an electric fireplace.

But Twila didn’t just stop at just an idea – she wanted to pursue it even more. There was the question of determining the right spot for it, finding the right size and then collecting and compiling donations in order to pay for it.

When that was complete, shopping, transferring it to the welcome center and putting it together all followed in short order. The Wayne County Welcome County believes each and every volunteer continues to make the welcome center the very best the county can offer.

Volunteers at the Welcome Center

The visitors pictured to the left said they absolutely loved the idea. They promised to come back when there is a chill in the air and the fire is twinkling merrily.

The Wayne County Welcome Center have their door open 364 days a year. They invite everyone to come in and warm their chilly bones, enjoy a cup of hot coffee and a cookie or two this season.

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