Friends of the Valdese Rec
December Newsletter
Dollar for Dollar Match Opportunities

#Giving Tuesday 2018
Donate at the above link on Tuesday to be eligible for matching from Facebook & PayPal
Facebook & PayPal will start matching donations at 8:00am ET on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 going until $7 million in donations is reached or at 11:59pm PT on November 27.
Donations will be matched dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis.

Local Donor Match
Thanks to an extremely generous offer from an anonymous donor, 
every contribution made to the Valdese Lakeside Park Project before December 31, 2018
will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100K during this time). 

No matter how you donate - Facebook, Check, Paypal, Cash - donations will be counted in the local match.
Grant Official at Valdese Lakeside Park
An official with the  NC Department of Environmental Quality - Water Resources visited Valdese Lakeside Park and McGalliard Falls Park on Thursday, November 1 to communicate what is needed for a winning grant score.  The $200K grant (if we raise a matching $200k by Dec 31 - otherwise it will be for how much we raise) being applied for by Erin Schotte (WPCOG) on behalf of the town will be used for a greenway along the lake and creek, and storm water management.
Complete Grant Strategy 
Trail Thursday at Valdese Lakeside Park - Meeting time has changed to 4:30pm and you must RSVP for specific event - Run 10K, Walk/Run 5K or Walk (reply to e-mail or use Facebook event). Meet at in the grassy parking area at the end of Lake Rhodhiss Drive to join the fun.

As a fundraiser benefiting Valdese Lakeside Park amenities, FVR will be selling beer at the Old Rock School Concert:
The Cleverlys on Friday, November 30
Thanks to Wicked Weed Brewery for partnering with us.
New Year's Resolution Runs

January 1, 2019 – 9:00 am

Tackle the Trails at Valdese Lakeside Park (5K & 10K)

Hosted by
Friends of the Valdese Rec
Valdese Parks and Rec Dept
Draughn High School

Proceeds go to Amenities at Valdese Lakeside Park

$25 Fee - Register: UltraSignup or Mail in Paper Form
Tails and Trails

We had 9 people and 5 dogs attend our event at Valdese Lakeside Park for National Take a Hike Day. A dog park is included in the Master Park Plan - but as with everything, it is a matter of having the funds.
Remember the Dollar for Dollar Matches!

#Giving Tuesday 2018

Local Donor Match Through 12/31/18
Giving Tuesday will be matched or any other donation method.
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PO Box 994
Valdese, NC 28690

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