Connellsville looking for 'ambassadors'
By Nancy Henry
Published: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 6:33 p.m.
An Ambassador Program is being developed for Connellsville.
It is the result of a joint grant application submitted by the Carnegie Free Library and Fayette County Cultural Trust and awarded by the Hotel Tax Grant Committee for Fayette County through Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau.
Ambassadors are being sought for this volunteer program.
They will be personal representatives of the city and surrounding areas.
“A Connellsville ambassador must be willing to learn about the history of the city, as it is today and hopes for its future. In addition, the ambassadors must engage in local events and meet local citizens and visitors to discuss the many aspects of Connellsville's unique makeup,” said Casey Sirochman, library director.
The ideal ambassador candidates must be curious, open-minded, possess a desire to grow through new experiences, have a passion for giving through service and the desire to learn about the Connellsville area and its citizens. Strong leadership and communication skills are needed.
“We are looking forward to developing this ambassador program for Connellsville. With so much history and so many significant sites such as the Gibson House, Col. William Crawford's Cabin and the newly opened Connellsville Area Historical Museum, this program is the opportunity to showcase it all with the help of knowledgeable and willing ambassadors of our city,” said Michael Edwards, Fayette County Cultural Trust president.
Those who would like to apply must complete the ambassador application, answer a brief quiz and write a short essay.. Ambassadors must be at least 16 years old. Interviews for the positions are expected to be held soon.
“After being chosen and completing training, Connellsville ambassadors will be given official collared shirts and name badges and be held in high regard,” noted Sirochman.
Successful applicants must attend two mandatory training days, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 at the library with free lunch provided.
“We are appreciative of the grant that was awarded in order that we may implement this important program,” said Sirochman.
To apply pick up an application at the library at 299 S. Pittsburgh St. For additional information contact Sirochman at 724-628-1380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Henry is a contributing writer.
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