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Be a Tubac Ambassador
by Chris Hall
According to my computer dictionary, the word “ambassador” is defined as, “a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity: he is a good ambassador for the industry.”
I recently had a most wonderful experience during the Tubac Festival of the Arts when I volunteered with the Tubac Chamber of Commerce to be a Street Coordinator. My job was a simple one: walk up and down Tubac Road and help the vendors by giving them a bathroom break, time to go grab some food, fetch them water or coffee, in general just lend a helping hand in whatever way I could. Several of “my vendors” AKA as “my people”, were there alone, so my help was especially welcome.
Initially I had volunteered only Wednesday and Thursday, but I had so much fun I ended up volunteering Friday and Saturday as well. Not only did I get to know several terrific vendors, I also met many interesting and fun people from all over our country who came to visit the Festival.
I have two reasons for writing about my experience. The first is to encourage those of you who are Tubac residents to please consider volunteering your time to the Chamber during the Festival and/or during other special events in Tubac. I promise you, you will not be sorry! The Chamber needs our help and it is a great way to meet new friends.
Secondly, I have been thinking a lot about the economy, the struggles of our local residents and businesses just to stay afloat during this hard times. Last week I had to visit one of the big box stores which shall remain nameless. The item I wanted was not available in the quantity I needed, so I sought out the help of the person in the particular department I was in. She was decidedly unhelpful and I left that store thinking, “why did I even bother going in here?”. I had time to ruminate on this all the way back down to Tubac, contrasting this with my experiences in the various booths and shops in town during the Festival.
I believe all of us who live here in Tubac want our village to thrive economically, no matter what our occupation or origin. We can do that by making certain that every encounter our visitors have with our town is a positive one. We want our visitors to return over and over again. So, when you are out and about, smile! If you see someone holding a town map and looking confused, ask if you can help them find what they need. Engage perfect strangers in conversation while you are having coffee or lunch.
In short, be a Tubac Ambassador!
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