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Long-time Face of Plymouth Visitor Center to Retire

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January 25, 2022

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Contact: Brian E. Logan, brian.logan@seeplymouth.com, 508-965-5375

 

Long-time Face of Plymouth Visitor Center to Retire

Plymouth, MA – (January 18, 2022) – See Plymouth, the official tourism organization for the town and county of Plymouth, MA, announces the retirement of Jack Girard, longtime manager of the Waterfront Visitor Center effective February 28. Twenty-eight is also the number of years of dedication, hard work and smiles he has brought to historic Plymouth’s bustling waterfront visitor center, the past ten of those serving as Site Supervisor.

“I am both sad and happy,” said Lea Filson, President/CEO of See Plymouth. “Sad because there will never be anyone who has given more heart and soul to a job and happy because he has done an extraordinary job before deciding to enjoy life after his very successful tourism career.”

Apart from his warm and welcoming presence to visitors in the nearly 3 decades at the center, Jack has trained and managed the staff. During the offseason, he updates the visitor maps and guides which also are part of the See Plymouth app. Due to rave reviews, Trip Advisor regularly awards a certificate of excellence to the Visitor Information Center.

Jack and his wife Gerrie have called Plymouth home for 42 years. Both Gerrie and daughter Cathy have worked at the Visitor Information Center as well. Before his tourism career, Jack taught at Dennett Elementary School in Plympton for 34 years.

“I loved telling the tourists where to go, nicely of course,” said Girard. “I enjoyed tailoring visitor’s time in Plymouth with all the attractions, dining, and shopping options available here in America’s Hometown. Hopefully this gave each visitor a reason to come back and visit what they didn’t have time to see.”

See Plymouth is now on the lookout for the next Jack Girard, who will help with the transition. Jack’s smile and quick wit will be missed by visitors, colleagues, and Plymouth residents alike.