Friends of the Valdese Rec
August Newsletter
Help Needed at Festival

Friday Night August 10 (5-11 pm) and Saturday August 11 (Noon - 11 pm)
FVR will be selling beer in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot as a fundraiser. We need volunteers (age 21 or older) to help. During this time, we will also be promoting membership and discussing our projects. We need 3 people at all times. Schedule.
Please reply if you can help for a couple of hours.
Dave Andersen- New Aquatic & Fitness Supervisor
David may be new to his position, but he is not a new face around the pool. He started coaching the Valdese Torpedo Swim Team in 2010. And, as a teacher at EBHS, he coached the school's swim team. He will be in charge of the pool and fitness room facilities; as well as, the staff and instructors. Dave plans "to continue to improve on what is a great place already." He will do this with new programs: Mommy and Me swim lessons, HS Swim Prep; looking at shade for the pool deck, more general fitness opportunities, outdoor activities (bike, kayak), maybe inner tube water polo! He wants to get more people in the door to see what the rec has to offer. David, his wife Paige and their daugther live in Valdese. If you see him around, welcome him to the Recreation Department and share your fitness and swim ideas.
Outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, anglers .... Interested in starting a North Carolina Wildlife Federation Chapter? We need 6 people from Burke and Caldwell Counties who are committed to protecting wildlife and their habitats around Lake Rhodhiss to meet with NCWF reps to see what it takes to start a chapter. NCWF is the organization that helped us with the VLP Cove Cleanup. Reply to this e-mail if you are willing to attend the informational meeting!
Jessie Bunton- New Athletic Program Supervisor
Jessie graduated from WCU with a degree in Parks and Rec Management. To start, he will handle programming for soccer, fall bowling, micro basketball and wrestling. But, as he learns the ropes and gets settled he will be looking at adding more programs - such as summer camps (soccer, tennis), adult leagues (kickball, baseball) and outdoor programs. Jessie has lived in Burke County most of his life and loves fly fishing. If you see Jessie at the Community Center Building, let him know what programs you would like to see. He is super excited to be a part of the Recreation Department.
Girl Scouts Clean McGalliard Falls Park and Learn about Conservation. More
Other News

Meeting Summary from July 9 of FVR Members & Donors with Doug Knight Details

Great Waldensian Footrace Sat Aug 11 at 8am, 5K and 10K, Reg Form, You can also register on race day at 7am.

Award Conservation Award for FVR President

Volunteering FVR Members Continue to Maintain Valdese Lakeside Park

Monthly Senior Event Memory Cafe August 23, 3-4 pm, Free for Caregivers and their Dementia/Alzheimer's Patient 

Try TRX Class Monday, August 13 Sign Up Details

Picture from Jason Feimster
We love getting pictures from people who have visited Town of Valdese Parks. This is at Meadowtation View at Valdese Lakeside Park - an easy 0.1 mile walk (or bike ride) from the parking area. How to Get There
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