Over fifty veterans lined up receive lapel pins with over half coming from Essex County including some our Rotarians… .Retired Air Force General C Norman Wood was presented his Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin. Tommy Neuman also a member of USMC Detachment 1062 places the Marine Corps League wreath at the Essex County War Memorial.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
As part of the Tappahannock Rotary Big Croaker annual tournament, the club seeks participation in the design of the t-shirts that are handed out to each tournament contestant. Beth Rohne (right) is the Youth Services Specialist at the Library and kicked off the contest with a fish printing workshop, A total of 13 school students attended, representing 4 different Essex County schools. Beth took the lead role in this first ever partnership between Tappahannock Rotary and Essex County Library headed by Dana Smook (2nd left). Entries had to pertain to the Rappahannock River and croakers. There were 12 total entries judged by a committee of several Rotarians. Amanda Hudgins (3rd left) won $25 for the age group and an additional $50 for being grand prize winner. Verna Zhuo, a 5th grader at EIS, won in her age group. Check was presented by JoAnne Ruffa (right), Youth Services with Tappahannock Rotary Club. The Big Croaker art is currently on display in the Essex Public Library.