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Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation Efforts Recognized in National Industry Publication

 

Fredericksburg, VA (October 19, 2015) – Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation made a big impact with the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) as they were recognized twice in their October 2015 magazine.
Championed by Jillian Franklin, Superintendent of Sports & Fitness and Wendy Stone, Division Manager of Leisure & Financial Services in partnership with City Schools Food Service Director Brian Kiernan, the City was extolled for their hard work putting together the Summer Food Truck Program, which provided a healthy meal and fun fitness, to over 12,500 City children this summer. The article describes significant impact the program had on our grateful residents. The full NRPA article is available in its entirety here http://www.parksandrecreation.org/2015/October/Summer-Feeding-Programs-and-the-Child-Nutrition-Reauthorization-Bill/.
Additionally, Supervisor of Marketing Tiffany Capehart, wrote a passionate Letter to the Editor in response to NRPA CEO Barbara Tulipane’s May 2015 Perspectives column, “What the Park and Recreation Professional of the Future Needs to Know.” Capehart called upon the NRPA to recognize the critical need for Parks & Recreation professionals to be properly educated on marketing principals to stay relevant in our ever changing industry. To read the full letter, visit www.parksandrecreation.org/2015/October/Letters/

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This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.

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