Winner of the 50/50 Raffle

We were able to sell $180.00 worth of Raffle Tickets during the start of the James River Batteau Festival in Lynchburg. Congratulations to our winner- Laura Mattson of Scottsville, VA Share with your Canal and Batteau Friends!

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    Response to Pledge Card

    Since the Pledge Cards were sent out along with the Tiller we have been getting some returns.  Here are just a few of our members who have Pledged: Mac Sammons – $1,000 Matched by Dr. Trout Phil DeVos – $500.00 Jim Pharr – $100.00 Thomas Fisher III -$100.00 Daniel Monahan – $50.00 Benjamin Stoppe –Read moreRead more

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      VCNS 2016 Annual Conference a great success Saturday Night in Lynchburg

      The VCNS annual conference in lynchburg continued Saturday night with dinner at the Depot Grill. The food and atmosphere was very good. After dinner everyone walked over to Amazement Square for the business meeting and desert. Amazement Square welcomed the VCNS and we held the meeting on the fourth floor. Gail Timberlake opened the meetingRead moreRead more

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        VCNS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016 – “Come home to Lynchburg” – April 22 – 24, 2016

        240 years of Poling …. and still going strong! Our VC&NS President, Gail Timberlake, encourages all members to “Come home to Lynchburg” this year! Special Feature of this year’s conference is the Swift Water Safety Training on the James. Click here for Calendar of Events Posting with Dates and map. VCNS_2016-CONFERENCE-REGISTRATION   Share with yourRead moreRead more

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          VCNS 2015 Annual Meeting held at the Old Train Station in Petersburg

          The 2015 annual meeting of the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society was held at the old train station. The business meeting was held by outgoing President Brian Coffield. Gail Timberlake was elected the new President. Roger Nelson is the new Vice President. The revised Bylaws passed. The food was catered by Karen Murphy and wasRead moreRead more

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            Ferndale Park by the Appomattox River – 2015 Annual Conference Weekend event:

            The Batteau “Fine Creek Mill” was parked by Ferndale Park beside the Appomattox River near Matoaca. The rain was getting stronger as the day went on, however, the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) made the best of the situation. FOLAR had food vendors and many different river groups set up beside the pondRead moreRead more

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