Great Response for our Lawmakers

Packets were mailed to our local state lawmakers Representative Hugh Blackwell and Senator Warren Daniel. In addition to letting them know that we have 2 state grants pending for the purchase of the lake land, the packets included the Valdese…

We Pledged Because…..

We have started a campaign called #PledgetothePark to gather testimonials from those who have pledged. Look for them on social media and our testimonials page.

The Red is Rising

Thanks to all these people and companies the red is rising for park amenities. However, more pledges are needed to show the grant boards that community supports this project and to build the best park ever.

Fundraising Committee

The FVR Fundraising Committee met today and made plans for raising money for the Valdese Lakeside Park amenities. We have committees for Gardening, the Young at Heart, Sports. Join us!

Podcast about FVR

On Sunday evening, Citizen:Earth Media hosts Isaac Crouch and Sam Crouch interviewed Valdese Town Manager Seth Eckard and FVR President Beth Zimmerman Heile for their weekly podcast. Discussion covered Valdese Lakeside Park and all the great things happening in Valdese.…

FVR Annual Meeting

Friends of the Valdese Rec Annual Meeting was held this afternoon at the  Waldensian Heritage Winery. Valdese Parks and Rec Director Doug Knight discussed the PARTF grant he will be applying for on behalf of the town for money to purchase…

FVR Presents to Town Council

At the Valdese Town Council Meeting, FVR President Beth Heile presented an update on the Valdese Lakeside Park. She reported that for the 300 acre land purchase – $1M in state grants are being applied for, $400k in pledges have…