The Ambassadors Have you Covered During the Dog Days of Summer

Posted Jul 22nd, 2019 in Feat of the Week

The dog days of summer are here—but what exactly does that mean? Historically, the Greeks and Romans coined the term to reflect the return of the brightest proper star Sirius to the night sky. This star was also known as the Dog Star and its appearance coincided with the hottest weather in the Northern Hemisphere from mid-July to mid-September.

For locals and visitors to Downtown Wilmington at this time of year, it also means frequent thunderstorms and heavy showers. Although usually short in duration, sometimes these weather events catch you off guard. Thankfully, the Municipal Service District Ambassadors are often one step ahead—they may carry umbrellas for your convenience.

If needed, the Ambassador will share an umbrella to help keep you dry. You can call an Ambassador seven days a week during operating hours and request an escort to accompany you back to your car or to any place within the downtown area.

This free, security escort service is just one of the many helpful functions of the MSD Ambassadors. The Ambassador team operates from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

They can be reached during operating hours by phone or text at 910.524.3600 or via email at

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