JRBF 2012 Fall Meeting was a huge success!

Batteau, Howardsville, JRBF Meeting
[singlepic id=1541 w=320 h=240 float=center] JRBF Chairman Ralph Smith [nggallery id=24] The fall meeting of the James River Batteau Festival had a great turnout. Many people came and enjoyed good food with their batteau friends. Chairman Ralph Smith had a good meeting and was re-elected Chairman for yet another year while giving ample opportunity for others to step up if they wanted the job. Kevin Ferrell was elected as Vice-Chairman. DJ Barnard gave the financial report and all is well, even being a little more left over funds than the previous year. The festival is in good shape. DJ was re-elected Treasurer and Betsy Healy was re-elected Secretary. Festival dates for 2013 were confirmed to be the same as previous years; starting Father's day weekend which makes the festival dates…
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Howardsville Site – 2012 JRBF News

Howardsville Site – 2012 JRBF News

Batteau, Howardsville
[singlepic id=1110 w=320 h=240 float=center] The Howardsville site of the James River Batteau Festival was good again this year! Photos below of Howardsville: [nggallery id=15] The grounds were well mowed and the sun was shining over the cold water of the Rockfish River and the warm water of the James. When taking a river bath it's interesting to go from the cold to the warm and back. After parking the RV down by the river at the invitation of Mr. Jimmy Crews, I proceeded to visit with some of the nice ladies from Howardsville who were sitting high on the bank overlooking the river. One lady said "When you come to Howardsville you never know what to expect!". Another lady was worried at first that her friends wouldn't show up.…
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