Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 8, 2013

Love campaign comes to Wolf Creek Indian Village

By KATE COIL
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— The Wolf Creek Indian Village is spreading the love as part of a Virginia tourism initiative.

A new “LOVE” sign was unveiled Monday at the Wolf Creek Indian Village in Bland County as part of the “LOVEwork” project created by the Virginia Tourism Commission to promote the “Virginia is for Lover’s” tourism campaign. The sign now featured at the village was designed by local high school student Kara Deaton and built by museum guide Kimberly Beagley and her husband Jake Beagley.

Sherri Dillow, general manager of the Wolf Creek Indian Village, said it was an honor to be chosen by the Virginia Tourism Commission to take part in the “LOVEwork” project.

“We started working on this around November,” Dillow said. “We did a contest in the local schools at the suggestion of our local Board of Supervisors. It’s important to have this sign on so many different levels. We feel here that history is fun and exciting. To be acknowledged by the Virginia Tourism Commission shows that we are getting to a place we want to be and are being recognized for our work. The plan is to keep the sign up for at least one year, but we would love to keep it up as long as possible. We love being able to be a part of this initiative. This is a place where history meets tourism.”

Deaton, 17, is a sophomore at Bland High School and her design for the sign was chosen for the project.