LONG BEACH — In December the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau again honored Monte Poe as volunteer of the month.
Poe was born in Gaston, Oregon and spent his early life in Seaside where he was famous for his large collection of Elvis records. After high school he moved to Seattle and worked at Boeing. In 1960 he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Turkey for two years working as a radio spy monitoring Russian missile test ranges. He returned to Oregon in 1964 and worked for Sawyers Viewmaster in Portland.
Poe met his wife, Melody, and married her in 1969. They have two children, Michael and Mindy, three granddaughters, 21 nieces, four nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Poe bought his place in Ocean Park over 20 years ago and they moved here full time.
Poe started working at the Visitors Bureau back in 2004 and has been a highly valuable volunteer for more than 15 years. He goes above and beyond his duties, from picking up cases of brochures for us, to showing up to work with a crockpot of chili. He has a wealth of knowledge about our area and is delighted to share it with visitors.
The LBPVB expressed thanks to Monte Poe for all he does.
Volunteers are always welcomed at the visitors bureau. If you are interested please contact Suze@funbeach.com or call 360-642-2400.