Martinsville, Virginia


Local Students Earn Service Award from Tourism Office

Four area students recently earned volunteer service awards from the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center. Hannah Surber, Cody Mills, Mirayah Stone, and Christian Easley each earned Martinsville-Henry County t-shirts for reaching, and surpassing, 10 hours of volunteer service in the Visitor Center.

The student attend various local schools: Surber is a junior at Martinsville High School; Mills, a junior at Carlisle School; Stone, eighth grade at Martinsville Middle School; and Easley, a freshman at Bassett High School.

The students, some of whom have been volunteering in the Visitor Center since Oct. 5, have completed tasks such as preparing welcome bags for incoming tour and sports groups, writing blogs for, and assisting in the daily operations of the Visitor Center. Through their tasks, they have helped to promote the community while gaining valuable job experience.

“Hannah, Cody, Mirayah, and Christian have been great assets for the Visitor Center. It is always nice to have an extra set of hands when preparing welcome bags or
assisting visitors, and they contributed tremendous help during their volunteer hours,” Chloe Mayhew, MHC EDC’s group sales coordinator & volunteer coordinator,

In addition to volunteer opportunities, the EDC’s Tourism Division has also created a program where area residents can become certified Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Ambassadors. The program gives locals the opportunity to learn more about their community through training, customer service workshops, FAM
Tours throughout the area, and more.

For more information about volunteer opportunities or becoming a Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Ambassador, please contact Mayhew at 276.403.5948 or or Heather Hoffman, visitor services coordinator, at