A Concert for the Stadium Woods

 

Stadium Woods Benefit Lyric Benefit Concert

Grab a friend or two May 2nd to revel at the Friends of Stadium Woods Benefit Concert at The Lyric Theater!  We will celebrate the kickoff campaign to raise funds for the SW Endowment Fund managed by The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV.)

Lined up are local bands Moonlight Mariners and Smart Mouth to rock us from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (doors opening at 6:30 p.m.) Beer and local Beliveau Estate Wines will be for sale (cash or charge) and there will be free finger foods.  Regional art, crafts and jewelry are included in the silent auction with all proceeds benefiting the Stadium Woods Endowment Fund (cash or check to CFNRV.)  Jeff Kirwan will sign your copy of Remarkable Trees of Virginia and a limited number of books will be available for purchase ($50 cash or check to CFNRV.)  If you already have the beautiful book please feel free to bring it with you for Jeff to autograph!

Please RSVP for May 2nd on Save Stadium Woods Facebook page. Make a reservation for the event by sending your donation in advance with a check written to The Community Foundation of the NRV and note Stadium Woods Endowment Fund in the memo line. Please mail to P.O. Box 11207, Blacksburg, VA 24062. We will have a confirmed reservation list at the front door. A $20 minimum donation is suggested/$10 for students– if donating by check to CFNRV all but $5 of your gift is tax deductible.  To make an online contribution please see www.cfnrv.org/donate

The endowment fund will pool tax deductible financial contributions to support preservation, conservation, education, and research to ensure permanent protection of the precious campus and community old-growth forest. Last year, more than 11,000 people united locally, regionally and nationally to Save Stadium Woods from proposed development. We must again work as a team to permanently preserve the woods from any future threats. The Stadium Woods Endowment Fund lays the groundwork for conservation and continuing appreciation for the rare 11 acre predominately white oak, uneven aged old-growth stand nestled between Blacksburg and VA Tech.

We want to thank our dedicated volunteers as well as our corporate and individual sponsors of the Benefit Concert including Red Hill General Store (selling local items like your garden seeder, bulk beans, bulk floweroil lanterns, glass milk bottles, and solo sprayers),  Back Country Ski and Sport, Vintage Cellar, The Chris Thompson Family Endowment of the Community Foundation of the NRV, Cary Hopper, Kara Dodson, Carl Absher, Jeff and Judy Kirwan, and other anonymous donors. Silent Auction donors include Walt Hewes, Miller Off Main Framing, Art and Antiques, Robert Smith Jeweler, Jeff Kirwan, Carl Absher, Rebekah Paulson, Lynn Brammer, and other pending sponsors and donors.

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