Crunch time in drive for James River Park license plate

Download the application for the James River Park license plateThe effort to create a James River Park specialty license plate has now been promoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch with an article from southside resident Michael Martz. He spoke with Maureen Egan, president of the Friends of the James River Park:

Egan wants to drive the park system’s reputation to a broader audience with a specialty license plate celebrating the splendors of a natural gem for the city and beyond.

“We don’t give enough credit to what we have here,” said Egan, who moved to Stratford Hills with her husband 18 years ago and turned down an opportunity elsewhere to stay. “We don’t promote ourselves.”

Egan is president of Friends of the James River Park, which is closing in on the minimum 350 pre-ordered license plates necessary for the General Assembly to approve the specialty plate at its upcoming session, which begins in January.

The Friends had 240 applications Thursday, with an eye toward a mid-January deadline for Del. Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond, to introduce a bill to authorize the plate.

Go to http://www.jamesriverpark.org for more information and license plate applications. You can pay via PayPal and fax or send in your application to Friends of James River Park or just write a check to FOJRP for $25 or $35 and send in your application to P.O. 4453 Richmond VA 23220.

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