Each year at the Annual Meeting, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) recognizes individuals, businesses, and/or government agencies who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to the mission of Friends of the Lower Appomattox River. These supporters inspire by their example.
This year more than 30 community leaders, board members, and supporters celebrated a group of committed, caring, and generous service award recipients. The awards were presented to: Jo Tureck, President’s Award; Will Harlan, Harlan Construction, Business and Industry Award; Ken Newman, Distinguished Volunteer; LuAnn Collier, Friend of the River, and Hopewell Parks & Recreation, Government Agency Award. Ten major financial contributors were also recognized for the 2014 year:
Appomattox River Soil & Water Conservation District – Richard Taylor; Columbia Gas of Virginia – Bob Innes; Dominion Resources, Inc. – Iris Holliday, Earnest Greene; J.W. Enochs, Inc. – Jim Enochs; RockTenn – David Anderson; Rotary Clubs – Debby Wall, President Colonial Heights; Chester, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Petersburg Lunch, Prince George; Rotary Club of Hopewell – Katina Moss; Virginia American Water – Christian Volk; Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries – Susan Watson; Vulcan Materials Company – Wayne Banty
The meeting open with a presentation by Todd Graham, President of The Cameron Foundation who discussed the foundation's community investments at their 10 year anniversary mark and changes for the future.
2014 has been an exciting year of great accomplishment for FOLAR and with the continued support of these amazing humanitarian/environmentalists we are looking forward to achieving even greater impact next year! THANK YOU!