With the Congressional Republican Retreat bringing special attention to White Sulphur Springs, many people in the area are excited for lawmakers to see the town they call home.
Joann Hartzell, White Sulphur Springs Public Library Director, said she The Greenbrier Resort is nice, but the community of White Sulphur is great too.
“White Sulphur is about people, it’s about the great people who live here and its about the great be that we attract here,” said Hartzell.
And this week the city of White Sulphur Springs attracted the Republican National Retreat. Cones lined the roads of the city and troopers are on patrol in the area, while the nation’s Republican leaders plan their agenda for the year.
Adriana Grecu, Co-Owner of Sanctuary Living Cuisine, said this is a great time for the community to show off their town.
“In our small towns of White Sulphur Springs it’s truly exciting to get that kind of opportunity to show who we are and what we’re really about,” Grecu said.
Many people living in the area are in awe of all the attention that it brings to their small city.
Though the congressmen are busy, those living in the area hope lawmakers will get to experience a taste of what the city has to offer.
“I do hope that some of the people who are staying there will come out and venture into White Sulphur Springs and see some of the great restaurants we have some of the wonderful businesses,” Hartzell said.
They also want politicians to understand that though they have overcome great obstacles, those hardships do not define them but encourage them to grow.
“This is a great opportunity on a national level to show the face fo West Virginia in a whole new way and kind of rewrite the script of who West Virginia is,” Grecu said.