Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 26th - TRC Meets 6:30 at Essex High School for the Play "You Can't Take It With You"

Thursday, March 26th - A reminder of tonight's exciting event - TRC is meeting at 6:30 this evening at the Essex High School auditorium to watch the play "You Can't Take It With You" which begins at 7 p.m. Please bring spouses and friends - and let's support our local youth in their theater program.
This event replaces our regularly scheduled meeting tonight.

The Virginians - April 25th in Support of Essex High School Music, Arts, and Drama

VIRGINIANS CONCERT Saturday April 25th
The Tappahannock Rotary Club and Essex High School are sponsoring a performance on Saturday evening April 25th featuring the Virginians Barbershop Chorus.   The Virginians are an award winning chorus of 40 a cappalla singers from barbershop quartets throughout the region directed by Mike Wallen.
The evening will feature entertainment with a brass quintet directed by Essex High Band Director, Michael Loveless,  intermission, and a Choral Group lead by Choral Director,  Perry Wormley.
The event will be held in the new Essex High School auditorium from 7:30 to 9:30.
Tickets are Adults $20. , Seniors (62+) $17. ,  Students $5.   Retirement Facilities Groups of 10 or more $10.
Tickets are available on line with PayPal and credit cards options at
They are also available at the following locations;
Barbour Printing -206 Prince Street - 804-443-4505  Mon-Friday
Thyme in a Basket- 325 Queen Street â€" 804-443-4626  Tues-Saturday
Essex High School-Airport Road- 804-443-4301  Mon-Friday
Bill Croxton 804-370-5929  or John Gregory 804-443-2422  Anytime
All proceeds will benefit music, arts and drama at Essex High School.
Tappahannock Rotary’s focus this year under President John Gregory is serving our local needs.  Our annual Pork Feast and our “Strings to the Heart” provided funds for the Essex Fire Department Pavilion,   Essex Library, The Tappahannock Free Clinic and Tappahannock Police Department.  Other donations include Essex High drama, wrestling and physics departments,  and both Boys and Girl Scouts.
“As a Rotarian I have had the Virginians on my radar for a number of years but had no venue that would support such an event.
We are so fortunate to have the beautiful new state of the art high school auditorium accommodating an audience of over 70.    Let’s fill it up on Saturday evening April 25.”
Bill Croxton,   Club Service Chairman 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rob Akers - Virginia Shoe Clinic - Speaker at March 12th TRC Meeting

TRC member Rob Akers, owner of the Virginia Shoe Clinic, was our speaker at the March 12th meeting. Rob, who comes from a long line of shoe smiths including one 17th C "Cordwainer" ancestor on Piscataway Creek, shared his extensive orthopedic knowledge. He reminded us that of the 206 bones in the human body, 52 are in the feet; that worn down shoes cause problems; that bigger people have more foot problems; and that the late 7'6" actor, Matthew McGrory, sported the biggest known feet in the world. ..28.5"! Various members gave testimonials to Rob's good work. The Virginia Shoe Clinic is located at 1269 Tappahannock Blvd.