BERLIN -- Visitors to Berlin’s Main St. this summer are in for an unusual sight -- a bright yellow umbrella with town employees underneath waiting to give out directions and information.
Dubbed “the Berlin Ambassador Program,” June through August will see
volunteer town employees, of which there are currently 34, out on Main
St. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to approach
the employees for directions around town, tips on where to go to find
dinning or shopping, as well as general information about Berlin.
According to Mayor Gee Williams, the idea originated months ago, when
town leadership began to realize that an influx of new businesses, and
the re-arrangement of old ones, has many visitors and even some locals
curious about what is going on in Berlin.