Tuesday, December 23, 2008

DRBA Volunteers Honored

After a year full of projects including the Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve, expansion of the Fieldale Trail, stewardship activities, educational programs, and numerous festivals, The Dan River Basin Association's (DRBA) crew of volunteers have been very busy!

DRBA is very appreciative of the in-kind donations of labor and expertise provided by these volunteers. The labor, materials, and skills provided served as matching funds for grants and benefited the community as a whole through the development of new recreational opportunities in Martinsville and Henry County.
DRBA staff decided to give back and say thank you to these hard workers by hosting a volunteer appreciation dinner. Approximately 50 volunteers attended a reception at the Reynolds Homestead in Critz. They enjoyed a BBQ dinner while watching a photo slideshow of the year in review. After dinner everyone enjoyed yummy deserts donated by Subway, Arts Etc. and Cafe', and Binding Time Cafe'.

Several lucky individuals won door prizes too! Many thanks to the following sponsors who contributed items for the event:

Bass, Bucks, & More
Crouch's Nursery
Freedom Prints
JR's Outdoor Gear of Danville
R.E.I of Greensboro
Yamato Restaurant

Jim & Linda Drage with Paul May

T Butler & Barbara Thompson

Jennifer Frith, C.D. Prillaman, and Dr. David Jones

Team DRBA has many exciting projects planned for 2009 and will need volunteers to help with trail building/maintenance, trip guides, festival booths, and educational programs. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: Brian Williams 276-634-2592 or Jennifer Doss 276-634-2545.
Article by: Jennifer Doss
Photos by: Brian Williams

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