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NAPS Members Mingle at the Fall Social

A few dozen NAPS members enjoyed an afternoon of camaraderie at the Fall Social on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the Bay Quarter Shores Community Club House. The Fall Social was initially scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, but was postponed due to widespread power outages from Tropical Storm Michael.

After an hour or so of wine, appetizers and great conversation, NAPS president Mike Ahart thanked the crowd for attending. He then extended special thanks to those who helped with the event:

  • The NAPS Social Committee – Janice Mahoney (chair), Judy Burgess, Rita Johnson, Sue Lindsey, Gena McKinley, and Jeanne Stevens

  • Members who provided the appetizers, side dishes and dessert

  • The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club for the beautiful decorations

  • Bay Quarter Shores Community for providing the beautiful venue

  • Those who made “Angel List” donations

“This year has been successful for NAPS with a lot of activity,” Ahart said. “We have a number of new members…but, sadly, we lost a few as well…notably Randy Neal who served as NAPS president for several years and was a long-time member.” He thanked members who made a donation to the NAPS Scholarship Endowment in Neal’s name.

Ahart also stated that NAPS had taken a position on Virginia Ballot Question #1 and explained the issue to attendees (see separate article). He also noted that the NAPS website ( recently surpassed 15,000 views.

Ahart then awarded the 2018 Northumberland Distinguished Citizen Award to Jack Moore, who graciously accepted the award and spoke to the attendees about the Shiloh Schools restorations (see separate article).

After Moore’s speech, dinner was served – delicious fried chicken from Little River Market and a myriad of side dishes provided by members. At the end of the meal, the bar was set up for serving NAPS’ famous ice cream sundaes!

Hope to see you at the Fall Social next year!

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