JRBF Spring Meeting 2018 – Scottsville Virginia

Batteau, James River Association, JRBF General Information, JRBF Meeting
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2017 JRBF Brochure available for download

JRBF General Information
  The 2017 JRBF brochure is available here for free download if you would like to print out your own copy(s). Thank you to Nancy Marion for preparing the brochure once again.  Click here to download the 2017 JRBF Brochure. Andrew Shaw will be getting copies of this brochure and some posters. Contact him for more details. Also Please remember that the Spring Meeting of the JRBF is this Sunday, March 26th at 1:00 at the Tavern on the James in Scottsville. Come early if you want to eat before the meeting.
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JRBF-2016-Cartersville – FESTIVAL ENDS EARLY FOR MOST OF THE BATTEAU GROUPS DUE TO HIGH WATER ON THE WAY!

Batteau, Cartersville, JRBF General Information
The 31st annual James River Batteau Festival came to an end for most of the batteau groups at Cartersville. Some groups decided to continue on to Maiden's. The big rains in the mountains is causing the river to rise and based on the reports up-stream and predictions of high water, most of the batteaux are pulling out onto their trailers at Cartersville. The Rocky Creek Wildfire crew stopped in Cartersville long enough to get a bag of food and continue to Maiden's on Friday Night. They will be ahead of the crest of high water and are a very experienced crew. Several crews went on to Maiden's on Saturday. The Lady's Slipper crew met beside the food vendor in Cartersville and took a vote about what to do. They decided…
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2016 JRBF – FAQ – Information from Chairman Andrew Shaw:

Batteau, JRBF General Information
Thanks for your interest in the James River Batteau Festival! As we prepare for another successful year on the river, please consider the following information in planning your time on the river! 2016 JRBF Color Brochure: Free Download - Print as many copies as you want! -Important site change: Slate River. This year we will be using a different campsite at Slate River. Our day on the river won’t change, as we are just moving to the opposite bank of the Slate, however it is very important that we both respect our new host and do not attempt to access the old site, which is now the site of a significant lumber operation whose business we cannot interfere with. New site can be accessed from Rt 652 and is the…
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