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Plains Welcome Center on Perdue's cut list?

By Kimberly Page - bio | email

January 21, 2009

PLAINS, GA (WALB) - State budget cuts may force the Plains Welcome Center to close its doors after more than 30 years in the community.

That's in addition to 10 other visitor information centers across the state.

Plains Welcome Center director Penny Smith said the center draws visitors from all over the nation and world who want to visit the hometown of the 39th President.

They typically see about 60,000 people each year.

Wednesday, Smith discussed the closure at the Sumter County Tourism board meeting.

She said they'll be sending letters to Governor Perdue and state representatives, and she encourages supporters to do the same.  The Plains welcome center opened in 1977.

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