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RSVP for volunteerism celebration

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Hanover’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration will be Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Hanover High School auditorium. This free event is open to the public. The celebration pays tribute to all volunteers active within the county, as well as honoring Hanover’s Spirit of Volunteerism award nominees and announcing the 2014 award recipients. This year’s special guest host is Michael Paul Williams, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and

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  • Volunteer tour guides sought for Rural Plains home, battlefield

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    The Rural Plains Foundation seeks new volunteer tour guides for the National Park Service’s Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains in Hanover County. The next training session is Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guides will offer tours of the Rural Plains house and the associated Civil War battlefield on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m., starting April 5. Built in 1723, Rural Plains is the

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  • Western Hanover Relay sets date for 2014 event

    Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Exciting changes are coming to the 2014 Western Hanover Relay For Life. The community’s 17th annual event, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the grounds of Kings Dominion Camp Wilderness, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the

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  • Spirit of Volunteerism deadline is March 3

    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Nominations are now being accepted for Hanover’s 2014 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. March 3 is the deadline to submit nominations recognizing outstanding volunteer service throughout our county. Anyone may nominate inspiring individuals or groups of any age, whether they serve small or large organizations, schools, neighborhoods, government, faith-based community initiatives or civic-led community outreach. Self-nominations are also welcomed. Awards are granted in the following categories: Spirit of One (over 18,

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  • County seeks GYSD project proposals

    Posted on January 9, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The Hanover County Department of Community Resources seeks project proposals from community groups, non-profits and individuals to engage Hanover youth in volunteer service on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) and Macon A Difference Day (MADD). Hanover County youth are also encouraged to submit a proposal. Project proposals are due to the Department of Community Resources by Feb. 14. GYSD takes place the weekend of April 11-13. MADD takes place April

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  • Hanover Safe Place seeks volunteers

    Posted on January 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Hanover Safe Place is seeking volunteers to aid in their mission of promoting freedom from domestic and sexual violence. They are looking for individuals 18 years and older to volunteer with RHART (a hospital accompaniment program), children’s support group, special events and more. No previous experience is required, however volunteers will be provided with the necessary training. The next training starts Jan. 20. If you are interested in learning more

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  • Walter Harris named Mr. Dependability

    Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    The Montpelier Ruritan Club presented the Tom Downing Award to Mr. Walter “Ralph” Harris during its Ladies Night Christmas Party. The Tom Downing Award is the highest award that Ruritan members can bestow to one of their own. Ralph has been an inspiration to us all. Though he has failing health, we know that Ralph will be present when the club has a meeting or special activities. He is the

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