2012 Road Show Update

By Sandy Schenck

GRP Road ShowWe are having lots of fun seeing many Green River Preserve campers and staff. The Charleston event in late September was a big hit with about 80 people in attendance. We raffled a retired OBX kayak and feasted on a delicious low country shrimp boil. GRP staff Hazel Ketchum, Harrison Boyd, Ian Sanchez, and Jonathan Greyprovided awesome music along with Hazel’s husband and band partner Bob on the keyboard. About $1,200 was raised for the Campership Fund.

Harrison and GRP Americorp member, Catrina Dillard, headed to Charleston on October 13th to man the GRP booth at the Lowcountry Green Festival in Marion Square. The two day festival is in its 6th year and visited by more than 4,000 people.

A great reunion was held in Charlotte, NC on October 21 at Trinity Episcopal School. The chef prepared amazing pizza and we all reminisced about summer, told stories, and watched the GRP video. About 25 people were in attendance including GRP staff nurse Smita Sawyer and mentor Reed Perkins. Several new families attended with GRP campers whose applications arrived very soon afterwards!

We are on to many more places… next stop Winston-Salem, NC for the NCAIS (North Carolina Association of Independent Schools) conference on November 2 and then to Columbia, SC on November 4 for a GRP Party at the McDonald’s house. Please plan to join us if you are in the area. 

We are also planning a reunion in the Triangle Area. We would love some volunteer hosts. Please contact Missy Schenck if this interests you. Plans are being made for a camp party in Greenville, SC. 

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