Volunteers Honored at Rippon Lodge
– May 19, 2014 10:30 am
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Sunday was a beautiful day to honor so many people who have spent their time helping others.
Under the bright sunshine, 350 people came to Rippon Lodge in Woodbridge to be recognized for their volunteer efforts in throughout Prince William County. All of them had their names entered into the Congressional Record.
“If you say that Congress does nothing well, now you can say differently because your name is in the official record, said Colin Davenport, a representative for Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Fairfax, Prince William.
The volunteers were called up one by one to be seen by their peers, who call gathered on the grounds of the historic home overlooking Neabsco Creek at the Potomac River.
“You all are going to work and leaving the county early and then getting home late, but you all have found time to volunteer and help Prince William County,” said Occoquan District Supervisor Mike May.
After the awards, the volunteers were fed while on the lawn. So many people came to the event, drivers were asked to park at the nearby Porter Traditional School and were bused to Rippon Lodge.
Sunday’s volunteer recognition was organized by Volunteer Prince William.