LAKE CHARLES, La. (May 1, 2013)- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will hold a "Volunteer Appreciation Day" Friday, May 10, during National Tourism Week, May 4-12.  Lake Area volunteers are invited to join staff at the bureau, 1205 N. Lakeshore Dr., from 1-3 p.m. as we thank them for their valuable contributions to the community and Southern hospitality they provide to visitors from all over the world.

"The volunteers are like part of the CVB family," said Shanna Landry, director of administration for the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. "They help the bureau staff with many facets of day-to-day activity and always have a smile to greet visitors."

For more information about volunteering at the CVB, contact Shanna Landry, at or call 337-436-9588. For information on National Tourism Week activities, log onto