Posted in Mayors Corner

Mayor's Corner 11/1/2018

Dear Friends:

One week ago today, we passed a milestone at the new Richfield Visitor Center.  We hosted our two thousandth visitor since opening in late June. That’s right --- 2,000!  This includes folks from 40 states, 5 Canadian provinces and 24 additional foreign countries.

There are so many people who have made this dream a reality.  I wish I could name and thank each individual, but I know I’d miss someone.  So to all, a collective and heartfelt “Thank You”.

The most meaningful and important part of this effort is that we have tried our level-best to provide direction to travelers who needed help.  We have provided ideas for folks that have kept them in our area for extra days.  We have encouraged travelers to try out local restaurants and drive-ins.  We have sent them to local shops for repairs and supplies. Time after time, we have explained how easy it is to access our unique stores that set us apart from others along the interstate.

We’ve now moved to our fall and winter schedule; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday.  Even though we have a good, solid base of volunteers, we would love to have more who would help for a few hours each week.

No special knowledge is required and training from our wonderful staff is provided. Call or come in and we will answer questions and share our enthusiasm for this very important service. After all, service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy.

Mayor David Ogden