NAPS 2003 Fall Social
What a blast! Even though 3 1/2 inches of rain on Friday forced us to move from the beautiful "Fish House" on the Great Wicomico (flooded parking area, iffy forecast for Saturday) to the Reedville Fishermen's Museum (thank you, thank you, RFM!) the day was beautiful. Between the creative decorations by Susan Stubbs, the fabulous flower arrangements by the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club and the red, yellow and blue helium balloons donated by Steve Tallent the room was ready for a party
How can you have a party without food? Well, the NAPS members who also belong to the Woman's Club took care of that. Organized by Sloane Kane and Barbara Hensler and managed with professional flair by Barbara, the tables were laden with luscious food beautifully presented
What's left? Well, a congenial crowd (a guesstimate of 163) pleased to see one another, catching up with old friends and meeting new, an opportunity to thank Mary Lou Butler for her many contributions to Northumberland County and NAPS over the past years, and the opportunity to recognize the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club on its Fifty Year Anniversary
Capping the afternoon was the presentation of the Distinguished Citizen Award to Luther Welch, long-time farmer and forester in Northumberland County. He and his wife have committed their lives to environmental and ecological measures that save topsoil and don't harm the water. (See article on Luther Welch from the Rappahannock Record) The Welches personify some of the very principles for which NAPS stands. It was an honor for NAPS to be able to recognize these two outstanding citizens.
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