Thousands of motor vehicles travel the roads and highways through Pulaski County each day. Add them together and it must be into the millions.
Who travels north and south on Interstate 81, Route 100, east and west on other roads entering and leaving the county at numerous points?
It would be surprising to know just who those travelers are. High ranking government officials, U.S. and foreign, movie stars, popular musicians, TV personalities, athletic stars, and the list goes on.
Many of them may stop, if only briefly, in the county and be recognized by local folks who happen to be at that spot at that time.
There are thousands of travelers who pass through the photogenic landscape area residents call home and who, in turn, jump in their vehicles and journey hundreds of miles to see some other scenic locations.
Add to this number, those who stop at New River Valley Airport on business or to fuel their plane and the numbers increase, as does the roster of visitors.
Pulaski County was the site of a number of Olympic medal winners last weekend when Jennie Finch and a team of professional and gold medalist softball players led over 300 young aspiring softball players and Olympic hopefuls in a two-day camp.
Randolph Park was site of the Mickey Dean Softball Camp, owned and operated by Radford University Head Coach Mickey Dean.
Instilling the finer points of the game, the visiting instructors taught skills needed to succeed on the diamond and a better understanding and love of the game.
The mission of the camp should be standard for all athletes at every level, as well as the general public: Practice like a champion, play like a champion, be remembered as a champion.
That mission is good for life.