"The old families of Virginia will form connections with low people, and sink into the mass of overseers' sons and daughters".
- John Randolph of Roanoke
News and Notes 2014
2014 Annual Foundation Meeting
Press Release 2014 Annual Foundation Meeting
150th Commemoration Reenactment
Billboard Advertising 150th Commemoration Rises
RANDOLPH, VA –
The Historic Staunton River Foundation, Inc. was honored that Foundation Vice-President, J. Shane Newcombe of Scuffletown and C.E.O. of Accessories Abroad, a furniture and home accessory wholesaler based in High Point, North Carolina funded the creation and raising of a billboard to aid in the advertising of the 150th Commemoration for the Battle of Staunton River Bridge on June 21 – 22, 2014. The billboard is located on Highway 58 near Boston Lumber Company in South Boston and will be seen by thousands of motorists every day until the day of the historic event. For more information about the Historic Staunton River Foundation and the events and activities planned for the historic portrayal of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge, please visit www.historicstauntonriverfoundation.org/150th. The Historic Staunton River Foundation is a 501 c (3) organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and preservation of the 1864 Battlefield and many more aspects of the culture, history, and heritage of Southside Virginia and the Foundation is supported by its membership, business, and donors. Staunton River Battlefield State Park is managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Pictured is the large Battlefield billboard along Highway 58, the advertising banners that will circulate throughout the local counties, and Foundation President Janet Johnson and J. Shane Newcombe on the portico of the Jeffersonian Courthouse in Charlotte Court House with the Confederate Monument in the background following the announcement of the donation of the billboard and banners.