Join us for an evening awards celebration that honors the impact of individuals and organizations who have made a difference for our community through exemplary service and philanthropy in support of conserving and protecting the Appomattox River for all to enjoy. This event will be hosted in FOLAR’s new office and garden space so we will kick off the event with a ribbon cutting!

Friday, May 31

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

235 N Market Street
Petersburg, VA

As a way to welcome the community into our new space, this event is free to attend, though donations are welcome. Registration is required.

Thank you to our generous sponsors from the John Randolph Foundation, Virginia American Water, CSX, and Coca-Cola Consolidated for enabling us to offer this event at no-cost to attendees.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served alongside a cash bar. The attire is business casual.

We ask that you come prepared to participate in our fundraising efforts through our raffle, auction, merchandise, and more.



Barbara Smith

Walt & Roberta Purcell and Kiffy Werkheiser

Fort Gregg-Adams – Major General Michelle K. Donahue and Colonel Hoyman

Meridian Waste – Tim Webb and Olivia Carden

Hopewell-Prince George Chamber – Becky McDonough



This event is free to attend, as we welcome the community into our wonderful new space. Donations are encouraged to help us offset the costs of both the event and renovations to the building and garden. Thank you!


Do you represent a local business or organization? Do you want to support your community and be a part of FOLAR’s exciting move?

Read more about our Sponsorship Opportunities or contact Executive Director, Wendy Austin, at for more details.