|(McDonough, GA) – Jim Joyce, curator of the Heritage Park Veterans Museum, was honored as the first recipient of Visit Henry County, GA’s Tourism Partner of the Year award on Friday. |
The Tourism Partner Award honors a Visit Henry County, GA partner who embodies the spirit of hospitality and seeks to enrich the experience of visitors to Henry County. The recipient of this award must work with Visit Henry County, GA to expand the CVB’s mission and have demonstrated an ongoing dedication to guest experience.
“Since the day Jim and his volunteers opened the doors to the Heritage Park Veterans Museum they have welcomed in all people and shown them what love of country, honor and respect look like,” said Director of Tourism Laura Luker. “Jim has invested in Henry County guests from families who wandered in, to working with us to accommodate after-hours press trip tours.”
During his tenure, Jim has gathered a group of volunteers who share in and grow the vision for the museum, give name to soldiers’ stories and show an honest and heartfelt desire to engage with guests. Jim and his volunteers have created a place that has become a well-loved destination for many and a surprising hidden gem for others.
The award itself was made by BarnBeautiful in Stockbridge with glass from fellow artist Stain Glass Diva. It was crafted using wood reclaimed from the hay barn at the Broder family farm in Henry County. It is an award created by one local tourism partner to honor another partner.