Volunteers gathered at Seven Bends State Park for autumn olive removal workdays on Saturday, October…
Our Auction this year was unconventional but still a big success! Many heartfelt thanks to those who donated auction items and services, to our many bidders and winners, and to our exceptional Fish Fry committee members, our corporate and individual sponsors (below), and to Laughlin Auctions. We could not have done this without any of you.
Together we raised nearly $40,000 for current and future programming. All of this is fueling and advancing our work on and for the river, engaging both new and seasoned stewards, educating children and adults alike, developing new tools for conservation, standing up for protection of the river and the bay, and more.
Our Fish Fry Auction would not have been possible without the support of our corporate sponsors. Thank you to the following donors:
Champion: Regulus Group
Leader: First Bank — Muse Vineyards — Shentel — Trex Company — Woodstock Brewhouse
Partner: Cargill — LD&B Insurance and Financial Services — Perry Engineering — Veterinary Diagnostics Center
Friend: Appalachian Freight Carriers — Bowman Andros Products — Bushong Contracting Corporation — Carmeuse Lime & Stone — Dupont Community Credit Union — Farmers & Merchants Bank — Fort Valley Nursery — H. N Funkhouser/ Handy Mart — Route 11 — Valley Health Shenandoah Memorial Hospital — Yount, Hyde and Barbour
And, the same is true of our amazing individual sponsors. For all you do and give, many thanks to:
Largemouth Bass: Bill and Judith Buechner — Frank Cihlar — Bob Cline — Pat Munoz and Dorcas Adkins — Kim and Peter Scudera
Smallmouth Bass: Tanya Harvey and Jay Eiche — David Kaeuper and Brenda Bowman — Ann Klee and John MacLeod — Pat McKenna — Margaret Nelson — Bradley Pollack — Jan Sommerfeldt — Chuck and Beverly Veatch
Great Blue Heron: Bill and Judy Beavers — David Brotman — Sonja Carlborg and David Means — John and Elizabeth Cottrell — Mary Gessner and Bill Griswold — Warren and Barbara Halvorson — Martha Heisel — Margaret Lorenz — Mark and Teri Merrill — Suzanne Montgomery — John and Katherine Morrison — Brenda Rawlings — Michael Rohrbaugh and Lucy Banks — Kim Uhl and Sara Garland — Rob Zimmerman and Jeanne Teller