Published on November 20, 2017

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Saturday, January 20, 2018, 5pm
Mimslyn Inn, Luray, Virginia

Join us for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s Annual Meeting and the 2018 Preservation Ball. The evening will include:

  • Annual Meeting (5pm) with featured special Guests and Honorees Congressman Frank Wolf, Delegate William J. Howell, Paul Hawke (ABPP), Rex and Helen Ritchie, Robert T. Mitchell, Jr., and more.  Guest speaker Col. Keith E. Gibson, SVBF CEO Keven Walker, and the presentation of the SVBF’s prestigious annual awards.
  • Social Hour and Reception (6pm) with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
  • The Preservation Ball (7pm) – Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers and featuring music by Marshall & Company

Two Ticket Options:

  • Annual Meeting and Reception Only – $10 per person

  • Full Ticket – Annual Meeting, Reception, and Preservation Ball – $35 single; $60 per couple.

To Register:

Contact Kirsten Kauling at 540-740-4545 or kkauling@svbf.net.

Full registrations ($35/$60) go towards SVBF membership; by attending, you join or renew your membership.


Details:

Annual Meeting – 5pm

Special Guests and Honorees Congressman Frank Wolf, Delegate William J. Howell, Paul Hawke (ABPP), Rex and Helen Ritchie, Robert T. Mitchell, Jr., and more

Featured speaker Col. Keith E. Gibson will speak on “A Place for Preservation in the Future.”

SVBF CEO Keven Walker will look back at the preservation successes of 2017 – and preview the SVBF’s exciting agenda for 2018.

The SVBF’s annual awards will be presented to:

  • Carrington Williams Preservation Award: Harry and Trish Ridgeway
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Jack Owens
  • Chairman’s Award: Robert T. Mitchell, Jr.
  • Edwin C. Bearss Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Hawke (American Battlefield Protection Program)
  • Graves Family Philanthropic Leadership Award: Rex and Helen Ritchie

Social Hour and Reception – 6pm

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages (cash bar) while socializing with other battlefield preservation supporters.

Preservation Ball – 7pm

Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers (SVCWED), and featuring music by Marshall & Company. Semi-formal. Previous dance experience not required. Come to join in the dances or to watch and enjoy the music!

The preservation ball is sponsored by Luray Caverns, Tom and Lesley Mack (SVCWED), and Eric and Kim Atkins (the Luray Fudge Company).  Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and the SVCWED, all proceeds go to SVBF membership – and battlefield preservation.

Lodging Special

The Mimslyn Inn is offering a special room rate of $99 – including breakfast for two – if you say you’re staying for the program.  (The regular rate is $179.)  Availability will be limited.  To book your room, or for more information, call the Mimslyn at (540) 743-5105.

To Register:

Contact Kirsten Kauling at 540-740-4545 or kkauling@svbf.net.

Full registrations ($35/$60) go towards SVBF membership; by attending, you join or renew your membership.