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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 25, 2011
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, jim.meisner@dcr.virginia.gov

Virginia State Parks to host merchandise trade show March 8-9

(RICHMOND) – Officials with Virginia State Parks will host a merchandise trade show for buyers from parks, attractions, hospital gift shops, wineries and retail shops. More than 50 vendors representing nearly 100 product lines will be on hand for wholesale customers looking for new souvenir and gift ideas.

The show will be at the Wytheville Meeting Center, Tuesday March 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but buyers must pre-register.

The trade show is an opportunity for gift shops and businesses with gift sales to meet wholesale vendors featuring items ranging from apparel and souvenirs to custom products, plush toys and jewelry.

The Wytheville Meeting Center in Wytheville, Va., is near Interstate 77 and Interstate 81, adjacent to the Wytheville Community College.

To register, or for a vendor list or additional information, call (804) 371-4783 or e-mail pat.byrne@dcr.virginia.gov.

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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