Charlottesville-lovin’ greeters sought
The people running two "fun-filled trains" that'll roll into town tomorrow and Sunday are looking for 750 people to volunteer to welcome the tourists to downtown.
What's in it for the greeters? Uh, a t-shirt and the joy of welcoming a 1,500 visitors (who paid at least $125 per ticket) to town, according to organizers, which include the CSX Railroad, the North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation, and the Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.
They're operating a 16-car roundtrip train from Spencer, North Carolina, to Charlottesville November 3 and 4. So if you want to volunteer, contact Amy Busa at
One key caveat: you have to wear the t-shirt while greeting.