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Red Cross to honor community leaders

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For their tireless efforts to help others in their communities, one citizen from each of the three counties served by the River Counties Chapter of American Red Cross (ARC) has been selected as the Community Leaders for 2009. 

“Chauncey Mann of Middlesex County, Rosa Forrester of Richmond County, and Joe Curry of Lancaster County are wonderful examples of folks who give time, energy, skills, knowledge and a helping hand to those in need. We welcome the opportunity to honor them and to give their communities a chance to express appreciation,” said Julie Dudley, ARC executive director.

Reverend Dr. Chauncey Mann has been active in the Rotary Club; Middlesex Civic Association; Rappahannock Parent-Child Development Center; Vocational Advisory Committee, Capital Improvement Committee, and Committee on Drug Studies in the Middlesex Public Schools; Urbanna Chapter of Commerce; Bay Consortium Private Industry Council; NAACP; and the Tri-County Literacy Council. In addition, Rev. Mann is a basketball official for Lancaster County.

Rosa Forrester has been active in the Rappahannock Booster Club, Richmond County Little League, YMCA athletic programs, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, VFW Auxiliary, Virginia Circuit Court Clerks Association, and numerous church positions.

Joe Curry has served as director of Virginia Quality of Life, PDC Board member, Northern Neck Maternity Board, Bay Aging Board, Concerned Citizen Committee, Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council, Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Board, Lancaster County Planning Committee, Lancaster Parks and Recreation Committee, and American Red Cross.

Combined, the three honorees have given over 100 years to community service. While honoring these good citizens, the Red Cross also will be celebrating the 92nd year of service in this area.

In an effort to acknowledge today’s more stringent economic conditions, ticket prices have been reduced from $92 to $50 per attendee. This reduction has been made possible by the generous contributions of sponsors. The event will include a 6:30 to 7 p.m. social hour and then dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club near Kilmarnock. Tickets are on a first-come basis and may be purchased by phoning the Red Cross at 435-2766. Eight or ten seat table groupings may be arranged. Dress is business attire.

posted 08.26.2009

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