2002 Fall Social
The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) held its annual Fall Social on Saturday, September 21, 2002, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. NAPS celebrates its 13th anniversary this year. The Social was a way of saying “Thank You” to all members of the community who have supported the projects of the organization. A total of 167 people enjoyed a warm and sunny afternoon at "Sunnyside", the historic home of Martha and Stephen Tallent. This is the largest attendance of any Annual Fall Social and is partly attributed to the many Williams, Jett and Haynie family members who came to visit, once again, their ancestral home. There was also a handful of Yates', the most recent owners from whom the Tallents bought the home. Members and friends of NAPS provided refreshments. There was an opportunity to meet other NAPS members and to welcome new members in a relaxed setting. We actually received 8 new family memberships and 12 individual memberships, plus a few renewals! State Sen. John Chichester and Supervisor Tommy Tomlin were among the honored guests.
As well as having the largest attendance, this Fund Raising event also netted over $1500, which will be put to good use in furtherance of NAPS' many environmental focused programs.
A highlight of the Social was the presentation of the NAPS Distinguished Citizen Award for 2002, which was presented to Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern Foundation, and included the Tavern Rangers and the Tavern Quilt Guild. The award is given to an individual, business or organization that has shown support for the goals and objectives of NAPS, which are mainly the preservation and restoration of the environment in the Northern Neck of Virginia.
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