A big thank you from the Friends of the James River Park to Pescados China Street for their contributions to the non-profit group that provides citizen support for the conservation, enhancement, and enjoyment of the 550-acre James River Park System and its natural and historic environments. Continue reading
According to the Friends of the James River Park, the non-profit volunteer group will be the benefactor of Pescados China Street’s fundraising night on Monday, March 14. The Oregon Hill restaurant will donate 15 percent of all that day’s sales including lunch, dinner and bar sales. Continue reading
The volunteer trail building group Richmond-MORE is asking for all trail riders and hikers to come out to Forest Hill Park Saturday to support Wayne Goodman, a legend in the trail building community who was severely injured September 18 while cycling at FHP and is recovering at the VCU Medical Center’s spinal cord rehabilitation unit. Here is the invitation from RA-MORE:
Wayne, who has donated literally thousands of hours of his time as well as money, blood, sweat and tears, is now in need of our help.
A small committee of his friends has formed to plan events and other means to help Wayne in his time of need. We are announcing the first event which will occur on Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m.at the main shelter (shelter #2) in Forest Hill Park. To get there, you should enter the park by heading north on 42nd Street, then turn right into the park at New Kent Avenue.
We will be taking donations and selling “G-Man” t-shirts where all proceeds will go towards helping Wayne with his finances. The location will be the main shelter at the back of the park. We will have coffee, hot cider, brownies, cookies and anything anyone else would like to donate.
We are also planning to post a donation link on Wayne’s website at http://cantholdagoodmandown.com/ in order that donations can be accepted from individuals or groups wishing to help out but don’t have the availability to attend fund-raising activities.
Additional events are now being discussed and further information will be provided as the details are confirmed.
Wayne remains very positive in his recovery and his rehab team reports very encouraging progress. The road is going be long and Wayne knows this will be the toughest race of his life.
If you like to dine out in Richmond and give to charities, we have a great location where you can do both at the same time. See this note from the volunteer group Friends of James River Park:
Capital Ale House will be the place to be the next five Thursday evenings. FOJRP will be the Community Chest recipient for all of December, so anyone who brings this Capital Ale House FOJRP flyer to any Capital Ale House location Thursday evenings in December will have 25% of their table’s food purchases donated to the Friends of James River Park.
Thursday, Dec. 2, is the first one, and many of the FOJRP members will be at the 623 East Main Street location catching up and meeting new friends. Hope to see you there! Please spread the word around to others who might be inclined to head out for a fun night on the town–whether in town or out at the South Side or West End (or Fredericksburg) locations, too!
Remember, you MUST have the flyer with you for this generous promotion to work its charm.
Fan District retailers Halycon Vintage Clothing and Deep Groove Records dontated money to the non-profit Friends of the James River Park after recent rummage sales, according to Maureen Egan, president of the Friends of James River Park. Halycon Vintage owner Connie Carroll and Deep Groove owner Jay Leavitt were said to be happy to donate about $250 each.
Both businesses had run rummage sales recently and a percentage of the proceeds went to FOJRP. According to Egan, both Connie and Jay remarked how happy people were knowing the money was going to help the James River Park System.
Do you love going to The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing? The view of the city skyline is quite unique and watching the sunset from the deck or dinning area is a treat. You can help the non-profit Friends of the James River Park just by eating:
The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing has donated a second check of over $1,000 to the Friends of James River Park from the sales of the Watershed Special featured on their menu. This season’s selection is the Virginia Home Grown Sampler: House made Pickled Veggies, Surryano Ham, Old Bay Crackers, Crab Deviled Egg, Caromont Goat Cheese Spread, and Local County Pate.
If you haven’t visited The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing, be sure to make plans to enjoy a sumptuous meal with views of the James River. It’s an easy way to support James River Park! For more information, go to The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing website. Be sure to tell them you are a proud member of FOJRP and thank them for their generous support!
Another note about The Boathouse. They are proud of their waterless uninals, which they estimate “will save 40,000 gallons of drinking water each year.” No downside to that effort!