I have all kinds of eye drops to take and I have to keep my left eye closed most of the time because the bright sunlight gives me a headache and makes the eye tear up. I've been hoping that there would come along a task that I could do for the COE, and one came along this past weekend.
We manned (personed for my PC friends) a gatehouse at one of the COE day use areas. Something I could do without any problems. Of course, Marti was with me too.
We covered the Parksville, SC Day Use area. It's not the busiest park, but still needed some folks to be in the gate house.
We got all set up with the paperwork that is needed to run things.
We even had a bunch of life jackets on hand to loan out.
Ready for business. Do you want fries with that life jacket? ;c)
We opened at 9am and waited for our first customer. And waited. And waited.
Finally a customer showed up! Oh wait, he's a resident...
At last, a real customer drove up the entrance.
Saturday wasn't too busy, despite it was a free day due to the National Get Outdoors program. We still had to be there to tell people they didn't have to pay. Many people were so happy not having to pay the normal $5 entry fee, they reacted like they won the lottery.
We had a little clicker counter to keep track of all the people that came into the park.
Saturday we had 188, on Sunday we had a "massive" 222 people enjoying the day, so many requested loaner life jackets that we ran out and had to get more sent over. Thank goodness our life jacket program is working!
We were pretty happy we had 222 people on Sunday, of course it pales in comparison to one of our other parks that had over 1200 people...just by noon! It's so nice to see people taking advantage of the many beautiful parks and campgrounds at J. Strom Thurmond COE Project. We're happy to be a part of the team here!
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