JRHS After Prom thanks sponsors
The James River High School After Prom celebration returned for 2021/2022 after a three-year hiatus. The event ran from 12:15 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 30, and 184 students and guests attended the event.
Festivities included multiple inflatables, a mechanical bull, cornhole, laser tag, karaoke and a rock climbing wall plus food and drinks. Everyone earned tickets for participating and were able to attend the “store” to pick out prizes ranging from gift cards, coolers, art supplies, cash and so much more.
At the end of the event, each senior was awarded a senior gift that ranged from gift cards, mini refrigerators, tablets, TVs and more, along with a final drawing for a kayak, life jacket and paddles. All students/guests who stayed until the end received their admission fee of $10 back, making the event 100% free.
None of this would have been possible without the amazing support of our community sponsors. It takes a village to raise a child.
Thank you to all our sponsors/donors:
A.R. Coffey & Sons Inc., Ace Hardware-Clifton Forge, Advance Auto, Alpha Delta Kappa-Beta Theta Chapter, Altec, Andrew Chapel United Methodist, Angelle’s Diner, Austin Electric, Beaver Dam Farm Sunflowers, Bellacino’s, Big Lick Pizza Kitchen, Botetourt County Farm Bureau, Botetourt County Public Schools Education Foundation, Botetourt Funeral Home, Botetourt Sheriff’s Office, Botetourt Technical Education Center, Botetourt Town & Country Women’s Club, Botetourt Truck & Trailer, Breckenridge PTA, Brughs Mill Store, Buchanan Elementary PTA, Buchanan Moose Lodge No. 2182, Buchanan Presbyterian Church, Buchanan Quick Stop, Buchanan Theater, Central Academy Middle School PTA, Cheddars, Chick-fil-A, Circle R Roofing of Virginia, Coca-Cola, Colonial Title & Settlement Agency, Cracker Barrel, and Craig-Botetourt Electric
Also, Dairy Queen-Clifton Forge, DL Nail Salon, Domino’s-Daleville, Donnie D’s, DownHome Pharmacy, First Bank, Fleetmaster, Foot of the Mountain, Forest Grove Baptist Church, Greenfield PTA, Greenwood Restaurant, Gypsy Palooza, H&H Outdoors, Hair Gallery, Heritage Market, Holly Shrader, Ikenberry Orchards, Jack Mason’s Tavern-Clifton Forge, James River Drip, James River Equipment, Jersey Lily’s, John Alderson Agency, JRHS PTSA, Kiwanis Club of Botetourt, Krispy Kreme, Kroger-Daleville, Ladles and Linens, Lentini’s, Lew’s, Longhorn, Lord Botetourt VFW Auxiliary Post 1841, Lumos, Mecs Pawn, Middle Creek Campground, Moss in the Country, Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren, Mt. Joy Hardware, New River Electric Corp., North Star Restaurant, and Northwest Hardware
Also, Olive Garden, Pancho Mexican Restaurant, Panera Bread, Papa John’s, Penelope-Daleville, Roanoke Gas, Rodeo Chico, Sam’s Club, Sandra Richardson, Shakers, Sheetz, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Springwood Baptist Church, Subway-Buchanan, Subway-Daleville, Subway-Eagle Rock, Tap House, TGI Fridays, The Candy Store, Three Lil’ Pigs, Tizzone, Town of Buchanan, Town of Fincastle, Trinity United Methodist, Tuesday Morning Club, Twin Rivers, Twink’s 220 Diner, VFW Post 1841, Walkabout Outfitter, WestRock, Winter Properties Partnership, and YOVASO.
James River High School
After Prom Committee
Need to protect, maintain Greenfield trails
Since the advent of development at Greenfield, those who enjoy the benefits of being outside are being systematically pushed out of familiar trails as development continues.
Botetourt has seen an explosion of housing development in the Daleville area with more to come. The logical place for a good walk and pets is Greenfield. There are areas where I used to let my dog get water but a bridge was removed and large, dead trees and limbs have been pushed into the area in hopes one will be deterred.
The trails are already more crowded with people, runners, bikes, strollers, dogs on leash, dogs off leash, birders, fishermen, etc. This will only continue as more move to the area.
Why can’t we at least have trails along the backside of these behemoth industries? There’s a perimeter of woods that follow along behind the businesses. Unfortunately, one beautiful area of woods was recently clear cut. Just mow and maintain a four- to five-foot trail in this area. I’m certain progressive countries find ways to incorporate light industry with community interest.
Many elderly and disabled use this area as their means of exercise. Sure, Botetourt County has a vast array of beautiful hikes to choose from, but Greenfield provides an area for those who can no longer endure hiking.
Another area to note is the condition of the overgrown brush along the Cherry Trail. It has become so dense one cannot view the lake.
I addressed all of the above with the very personable Mandy Adkins with Botetourt County Parks & Rec a few weeks ago at the Fincastle Library.