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Convention and Visitors Bureau director speaks to rotarians
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Cindye Jones, Liberty County's new Convention and Visitors Bureau director, shared the department's visions of taking "tourism to certain catalysts for community growth and community awareness," during the July 1 Hinesville Rotary Club meeting.
The initiative involves building up community attractions to help visitors and residents realize the county's many treasures that are sometimes overlooked.
"We want people to come in and experience what we have, but we also want our residents to come out and be able to really embrace the history," Jones said.
Hailing from New York, Jones emphasized how impressed she is with the county's many historic sites, highlighting Dorchester Academy, Midway museum, Lecounte-Woodsman plantation, Melon Bluff and several others.
Since arriving in the county, her research continues to show significant connections the county's historic sites have impacted the nation.
Jones called it "inspiring and invigorating."
"It can successfully argued that American history start here, in Liberty County," she said. "And from that point, you can chart every significant event in American history right here in your own backyard. And I find that absolutely fascinating."
Aside from historic preservation efforts, Jones also mentioned educating the community youth on the county's noteworthy sites and historic events.
The overall mission is "to develop and promote quality recreation, educational opportunities for visitors and residents alike," creating a place that is "meaningful and sustainable."
"This place is like no other place in the country," Jones said. "So you can be really proud of such a legacy."

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