Lane Lines for Pool

Lane Lines for the Valdese Pool have been ordered!!

FVR President Beth Heile presented a check to incoming Parks and Recreation Director David Andersen for the project.

FVR awarded the Town of Valdese $1800 for the project if the community would match the amount.

Trail Blazers onto Trail #3

The FVR Volunteer Trail Blazers are on a roll. Trail expert Tim Johnson noted that the current logging road turn trail (called the Red Outer Loop) was not at all sustainable and the trail should be rerouted into the woods. After Tim flagged the new 0.95 mile section, volunteers got to work clearing the corridor.

Once again, Farris Group donated funds for renting an excavator. Eric and Johnny spent the week getting the trail ready for volunteers to do the finishing work. This is a long, rocky section and work continues with the goal of completing the trail by the January 1 New Year’s Resolution Runs.

 

Ribbon Cutting at Valdese Lakeside Park

On a blustery, sunny afternoon, over 100 attendees gathered on the shore of Lake Rhodhiss to cut the ribbon and dedicate Phase 1 of Valdese Lakeside Park. NC House Speaker Tim Moore was the honored guest representing state funds that receive allocations from the General Assembly. The NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund (NCLWF) and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) supplied grant monies to the project, along with funding from the speaker’s office. During the event, Speaker Moore said, “I am pleased we have a signed budget this year that provides generously for PARTF and NCLWF. It gives me great satisfaction to see small towns like Valdese benefiting from these state grant opportunities.” Continue reading “Ribbon Cutting at Valdese Lakeside Park”

Trail Blazers Finish 2nd Trail

A Ribbon Cutting and Group Hike were held on Sunday, October 17 for a new section of trail.

The FVR Trail Blazers were formed in December of 2019 when they took on building the trail to Meditation Point as part of Valdese Lakeside Park’s Phase 1 construction. Volunteers worked every other Saturday, December – May to complete the nearly ADA compatible four-foot wide, 0.1-mile trail. Continue reading “Trail Blazers Finish 2nd Trail”