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The Montgomery County Educational Foundation- DBI Non-Profit Member of the Month

25 Jan 1

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. is proud to present our Non-Profit Member of the Month for January 2016 –The Montgomery County Educational Foundation

The Montgomery County Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on enhancing educational opportunities for students in Montgomery County Public Schools. Our mission is to provide financial support to enable students, teachers, and administrators to discover, advance, and enhance educational opportunities. We believe an investment in our schools is an investment in this community and the development of productive global citizens.

Over the last five years, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has sustained nearly $7 million dollars in budget cuts. As a result of these cuts, now more than ever, the students and faculty of this county need the support of the Montgomery County Educational Foundation (MCEF). The MCEF would like to not only minimize the devastating effects of these budget cuts, but to also provide opportunities beyond the scope of the available public resources for students and staff in Preschool through 12th grade.

In December, MCEF held its 4th annual grant award reception honoring 16 teachers from 10 schools who submitted grant proposals that went above and beyond the curriculum to enhance student learning.

Since its inception of the grant program, MCEF has awarded over $75,000 to 98 programs that involve the subject areas of reading, math, science, technology, afterschool programs, teacher development, student leadership, physical education, music, and life skills. If you would like to learn more about the foundation, please visit http://www.montcoef.org . If you are a supporter of education and would like to be part of this foundation’s effort, please contact Megan at info@montcoef.org or 540-315-2156.

The MCEF will be announcing the topic for its annual poetry contest for MCPS students in 2nd-12th grade later this month. The poetry contest was started to encourage creative writing and continues to be something students look forward to each year.

Here are a few quotes on the impact of MCEF.

“I want to personally thank the MCEF for its support of this project and for allowing me to use my skills as a teacher to bring some ‘outside the box’ learning activities for my students. Without the resources provided [by the MCEF], none of these opportunities could have benefitted our students in the ways they have. Thank you for truly believing in teachers across the county!” – Jackie Hodge

Tess Brooke from Gilbert Linkous Elementary says,

“Hatching season is the most EGG-citing time of the year in kindergarten! Each spring, we put 20 eggs into our incubator to kick off our adventure. Our Kinder Chicks project is cross-curricular, SOL aligned, and extremely engaging–and that’s no yoke! We study the life cycle, make hatching predictions, count backwards to hatch day, and (most challenging of all) practice being patient. Once the chicks hatch, we say that the chicks actually teach us math and reading! We use tally marks to collect data while we observe them. We read books to them, watch how they grow and write all about them too. Some of my favorite writing samples that the students create are their chicken writing. Thank you MCEF for this EGG-cellent opportunity!”

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Fringe Benefit- DBI Business Member of the Month

14 Jan 14

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc is proud to present our Business Member of the Month for January 2016- Fringe Benefit

Owned and operated by Nancyne Willoughby, a Virginia Tech graduate, Fringe Benefit is proud to have served the community for 42 years.

In March 1972 the original owner, local entrepreneur Beverly Patterson, opened Fringe Benefit in the old Mill building, later to move it down to street-front at 217 College Avenue. It was an all natural fiber store, to combat the evil polyester of the 1970’s! Nancyne remembers shopping there when she was at Tech in the late 70’s. This very successful women’s clothing and accessories shop was there for more than two decades.

Beverly moved to Texas in the early 80’s and the store needed some attention. Nancyne had managed a few other boutiques in town after college and decided to ask Bev if she would ever sell the store; a few years later Bev was ready to sell. Judy Murray and Nancyne bought the store from Beverly in September 1987. They updated the business and worked together as co-owners until Judy left the business in 1997. The original store was 900 sq feet. Nancyne decided she wanted a fresher look and a bigger space so she moved into the current location, the old spot where Davidson’s men’s clothing shop had been at 117 N. Main St. in June of 2004.

Nancyne was born in Massachusetts, grew up mostly in Northern VA, came to Blacksburg to go to Virginia Tech, and never left. She earned a BA in Art, with a minor in History at VT. She joined DBI, formerly the Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, in 1987 and has served as President of the Organization for a total of 16 years since joining. She is currently serving a second term on the Board. Nancyne was instrumental in the renovation of the Lyric Theatre and was a member of the original Lyric Board for 10 years. She has also served on the Friends of the Farmers Market Board for 10 years.

Nancyne says: “I love being downtown, you get a real sense of community. I love interacting with my customers!”

Special Features of shopping local at Fringe Benefit
Fashion Shows- Fringe Benefit has provided clothing and accessories for Fashion Shows over the years for the Blacksburg Newcomers Club & the Blue Ridge Cancer Center

If you like expert assistance, we will be glad to provide it with our personal service. Whether you are shopping for yourself or a gift for someone else, we have unique items that are sure to please anyone.

Speaking of gifts, we provide free gift wrapping, reward you with 20% off on your birthday and enjoy the benefits of our frequent buyers club. Come in today to find out more details of these benefits!

Gifts Galore-Looking for that perfect gift? Find it in our gift selection of Ten Thousand Villages, bath products from Caswell-Massey, local hand crafted soaps, cards from Palm Press and Local Wisdom.

Accolades Include:
Roanoke Times- Best of the NRV- Best Place to buy Women’s Fashions, Best Hidden Gem
Collegiate Times- Best of Blacksburg- Best Clothing Store

Downtown Blacksburg Inc- 2nd Best decorated Holiday Tree- 2014

Check out our website: www.fringebenefitva.com/index.html
Follow us on Face Book: www.facebook.com/Fringe-Benefit-97924721561/?fref=ts

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The Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation- DBI Non-Profit Member of the Month

21 Dec HOUSES

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. is proud to present our Non-Profit Member of the Month for November 2015 The Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation

HOUSES

The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation’s (BMCF) builds community through Blacksburg’s arts, history and cultural heritage with a wide variety of exhibits, activities and events. The BMCF operates and programs the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center and St Luke & Odd Fellows Hall (SLOFH).

The Alexander Black House & Cultural Center is more home than history, presenting engaging programs and a venue for people to gather in a casual atmosphere where comfort meets culture. It’s a place where you can take pride in the heritage of the community without pretense. The Alexander Black House is a place for everyone, regardless of age or interests.
The museum’s free Holiday Open House was a huge hit this year. The Alexander Black House was dressed to the nines in traditional Victorian Style holiday décor, and great music by Dan Warren, Christian and Renee Rippe, and the Southwest Virginia Harp Society completed the holiday experience. Larry Bechtel also held a lecture where he discussed his Nativity Sculpture collected, titled ‘A Christmas Story’.

St Luke & Odd Fellows Hall is a museum of Blacksburg’s African American Culture and preserves the memories of the many families who lived in the neighborhood of New Town. Yearly festivals are held to build on the traditions of the Hall as a performance venue. Blues, Brews & BBQ held at SLOFH more than doubled its offerings and attendance this year. With two stages, eight bands, over 400 community members and several business and University partners, this event has become a much anticipated yearly event.

For those looking for a formal event, the annual Alexander Black Tie Gala happens in the fall which features a champagne reception, silent auction, specially created dinner, live music, dancing, and entertainment. This year’s gala boasted exceptional food, great music, and perfect weather! If you missed this year’s Gala, they hope to see you next year! You can purchase tickets and reserve tables by calling the Alexander Black House.

The Alexander Black House is the perfect place to book a rental. Have an event you want to hold? Events in 2015 included the Horseshoes and Hats Kentucky Derby Casino Night, weddings, baby showers, and more!

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For more information about events hosted by BMCF, visit their website at www.blacksburghistory.org or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blacksburghistory/timeline?ref=page_internal.

Matrix Gallery- DBI Business Member of the Month

14 Dec

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc is proud to present our Business Member of the Month for December 2015- Matrix Gallery

The Beginnings
Lana Juarez majored in Fine Arts at Virginia Tech, and it did not take her long at all to fall in love with the town of Blacksburg, Virginia. She’s always loved small towns and always felt at home with the independently-owned shops and businesses here. With her degree in hand, she applied to any arts-related job in the area that she could find, although most were commercial arts oriented, and that was not her training. Thus, her first job out of college was scooping ice cream at Gillies Confectionery!

Ten Years after Graduating College
Lana made a living gypsy style, traveling the East Coast and Midwest doing juried craft fairs. She met an amazing family of fellow artists and craftspeople, and over the years she was exposed to an incredible variety of top of the line creations including jewelry, pottery, woodwork, blown glass, and leatherwork—in fact, most all of the things she carries in the gallery to this day. She used to wish and wish that someone would open a crafts gallery so she could work there. That never happened, so she did it herself!

1987
A little space on Main Street became available, and although she had traveled to some Colorado ski towns and even considered the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the gallery, starting here at home made the most sense. Matrix Gallery started as a three person partnership (Lana, her talented ex, Gil Roberts, and the visionary local builder, Phil Louer). The doors never would have opened with out the hard work of each of them, and Lana is so grateful they made such a great team. Time marched on, and she ended up buying out each of her partners, and with nerves of steel and a great miniature staff (of one, occasionally one and a half), she continues to run Matrix Gallery.

Today
Lana loves the little gallery now as much as she ever did and still gets excited when she finds new work, and she is so grateful for the support of this community. It has been such a pleasure for her to share her love of beautifully crafted, functional art to live with and art to use and enjoy every day. She has always loved the care and energy put into something that is made by hand, and it has always been important to her to support American artists who are brave and driven enough to continue this important tradition.

 

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The Center for the Arts- DBI Non-Profit Member of the Month

9 Dec Moss Arts Center, at dusk.

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. is proud to present our Non-Profit Member of the Month for December 2015  the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech is the university’s professional presenting organization, bringing everything from classical and contemporary music to live theatre and dance to Blacksburg. The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents renowned performing and visual artists from around the globe and from close to home at the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall. With a special focus on connecting our communities to artists through experiences that will expand cultural awareness and deepen understanding. The Center for the Arts is creating a thriving creative community fueled by inspiration where patrons have meaningful experiences enjoying arts of the highest caliber in a wide variety of forms.

For instance, coming up soon at the Moss Arts Center is a large-scale puppetry version of “Moby Dick” from Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater on Friday, February 5. Catch a special performance from the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, perfect for a belated Valentine’s Day date night on Tuesday, February 16. And don’t miss acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham with The Knights orchestra on Friday, February 26.

For more information on these and other upcoming performances and events, please visit http://www.artscenter.vt.edu or call the Center for the Arts box office at (540) 231-5300.

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Winter Lights Festival with TubaChristmas

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Friday, December 4 marks the kick-off to the holidays in downtown Blacksburg with a night of celebrations!
4-7pm Holiday Market- College Avenue
4-8pm Art Walk at participating downtown galleries
4:00pm Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Lyric (bring your own camera)
4:15pm Blacksburg Children’s Chorale sing in Kent Square
5:00pm Blacksburg Children’s Chorale sing on Henderson Lawn Stage
5-7:00 pm “Cookies & Candy Canes”  in Kent Square lobby.
Summer Musical Enterprise perform the song “Counting Down to Christmas” in Kent Square
5:30pm Tree lighting on the Henderson Lawn with music from the Blacksburg Children’s Chorale & WSLS10
6:00pm TubaChristmas co-sponsored by the Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech on Henderson Lawn Stage
7:00pm Holiday Parade co-sponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department and Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K

ATTENTION ALL TUBA AND EUPHONIUM PLAYERS
All ages and ability levels!
Conductor – Dr. Jonathan Caldwell
TubaChristmas is coming to Blacksburg to join in the Winter Lights Festival. Join in the fun as the town celebrates with the annual lighting of the tree, parade, and Farmer’s Market happenings. TubaChristmas will make this the best holiday celebration ever! Bring your tubas, euphoniums and all of your friends to downtown Blacksburg on Friday, December 4th, 2015. Participants, please RSVP to ecrone@vt.edu

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#ShopSmallBburg

25 Nov love

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY- NOVEMBER 28

Downtown Blacksburg Passport Program

Start your Holiday shopping while supporting our local small businesses and enjoy special bargains, prize drawings and fun!
DBI Passport- the following business will be offering some special treats and deals when you show your Downtown passport. Passports will be available in downtown businesses starting one week before Small Business Saturday.

• 310 Rosemont
• Artful Gallery Store
• Cabo Fish Taco
• Capone’s Jewelry
• Fringe Benefit
• Gourmet Pantry
• Greenhouse Boardshop
• Heirloom Originals
• High Peak Sportswear
• Honeysuckle Studio
• John’s Cameras & Records
• Kent Jewelers
• Lyric Theatre
• Mad Dog
• Matrix Gallery
• Mish Mish
• Nice Dreams
• P. Buckley Moss Gallery
• t.r.collection
• Uncommonly Gifted
• YMCA Thrift Store

Visit our Facebook event here

Go Shopping Montgomery County

• Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce FREE RAFFLE- Each participating business will be giving shopper tickets to the first 50 customers. Those tickets will be placed into a drawing for a $100 gift card from the Chamber.- Stop in to participating businesses and sign up to win $100. No purchase required.
• Participating Downtown Blacksburg Businesses include- Artful Gallery Store, Fringe Benefit, Greenhouse Boardshop, Kent Jewelers, Mad Dog, Matrix Gallery, Mish Mish, P. Buckley Moss Gallery, t.r. collection, Uncommonly Gifted.

For full list of participating businesses visit: Go Shopping Montgomery County

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation Gift Shop
10% off all Alexander Black House signature items including “Historic Buildings in Blacksburg” ornaments.

 

Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses

1.  Local Character and Prosperity
In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
2.  Community Well-Being
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
3. Local Decision-Making
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
4.  Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
5.  Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
6.  Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
7.  Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
8.  Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
9.  Competition
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
10.  Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

© Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

https://ilsr.org/why-support-locally-owned-businesses/


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Cabo Fish Taco- DBI Business Member of the Month

17 Nov DRINKS

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc is proud to present our Business Member of the Month for November 2015- Cabo Fish Taco

Head over to Cabo Fish Taco this month to congratulate them on being selected as Downtown Blacksburg’s Business Member of the Month for November! Cabo Fish Taco treats guests to a Tequila Club, Bar Infusions, Taco Tuesday, as well as unique daily specials!

Tequila ClubCabo’s Tequila Club is perfect for tequila connoisseurs—if you want it, they’ve got it. Their tequila bar boasts one of the biggest selections in the state of Virginia. Make your way through all of their tequilas and become immortalized on the walls of Cabo Fish Taco.

Cabo Fish Taco also offers Bar Infusions by Bartender Jimmy Trent. Trent creates delicious infused flavored liquor behind the bar with fresh ingredients. His personal favorite—apple pie bourbon—combines Virginia apples, vanilla beans, and cinnamon to create a unique delicious bourbon. Other creations include a pineapple jalapeno tequila and cucumber gins. Come in and ask, as they always have something in the works!

Taco lovers everywhere, unite! Taco Tuesday at Cabo Fish Taco boasts $2.50 a la carte tacos. Guests choose between beer DISH2battered white fish, calamari, tofu, or grilled Serrano chicken tacos and may order as many as they can eat!

Interested in trying something new? Unique daily specials by Chef Matt and the kitchen crew have recently included the following:
• Curried Pineapple Jerked Swordfish Tacos
• Garlic Parmesan White Fish Tacos
• Honey Bourbon BBQ Shrimp Tacos
• Artichoke Lime Grouper Tacos
• Honey Mint Julep Shrimp Tacos

For those interested in Cabo’s Weekly Drink Specials, visit Cabo on any of the following days:
• Sit & Sip Sundays (12-9 p.m.)—$1 off margaritas, $2 off Jumbos, and $1 off Tequila Shots
• Margarita Mondays (3-9 p.m.)—$1 off margaritas and $2 off Jumbos
• Tequila Club Tuesdays (3-9 p.m.)—$1 off Tequila Shots
• Mexican Beer Wednesdays (3-9 p.m.)—All Mexican Beers and drafts for $2.75
• Thirsty Thursdays (3-9 p.m.)—$1 off Margaritas, $2 off Jumbos, $ 1.50 PBR, $2.50 Domestics, Rail Highballs, $2 singles, and $4 doubles

FUNIn honor of Blacksburg’s annual Summer Solstice Festival, Cabo Fish Taco brings the beach to Blacksburg! Cabo transforms their parking lot into a beach by dumping over 28 tons of sand. Guests can enjoy margaritas and relax all day with the reggae music.

For more information about Cabo Fish Taco, follow them on Facebook and Instagram for daily specials and updates:
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/cabofishtacobburg
• Instagram: @cabobburg

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Tuck Chiropractic- DBI Business Member of the Month

18 Oct Chamber award 2011

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc is proud to present our Business Member of the Month for September 2015 Tuck Chiropractic Clinic

Christmas Donation 2012Since 1979, Virginia residents have trusted Tuck Chiropractic Clinic for their dedication to make a positive impact on every life they touch. Their first location opened in Pulaski, Virginia, and they have since opened eleven Tuck clinics throughout the state. The Blacksburg location originally opened as Tuck Clinic of Chiropractic (Nathan Ray Tuck, D.C.), but changed its name to Tuck Chiropractic Clinic in November 2002.

Doctors Jennifer Rathmann and Logan Brooke have practiced as a team at Tuck Chiropractic Clinic in Blacksburg since 2009. Their goal is to work with you so that you can live a pain-free life. The team at Tuck Chiropractic Clinic strives to be advocates for your health!

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic loves being within walking distance of campus and so many of the other Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. member businesses that our patients frequent and support. We are especially excited for Downtown Trick-or-Treat at the end of this month!

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic in Blacksburg is active in annual food and toy drives to benefit local families during the holidays. The clinic supports many Blacksburg community activities, including the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club, Montgomery County of Chamber of Commerce, Valley Interfaith Child Care Center, Downtown Blacksburg Inc., the American Business Women’s Can D0 2013Association, Blacksburg Sports Club, The Virginia Tech Club Rugby team, and Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Rathmann has been a member of Rotary, a Board member for the American Red Cross, and a volunteer for the United Way. Dr. Rathmann is also an active member of several organizations, including the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Blacksburg Inc., the American Business Women’s Association as a membership chair and a member of its Leadership Board, the Valley Interfaith Child Care Center, the Blacksburg Sports Club, and the Virginia Chiropractic PAC as a member and treasurer.

Dr. Brooke has a passion for serving his community. Locally, he serves as president of the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club, the Official Chiropractor for the Virginia Tech Rugby Team, and provides professional support to the Office of Health Professions Advising through Virginia Tech. In the profession, Dr. Brooke serves as Public Relations Chair for the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association.

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic is located at:

620 N. Main St.
Blacksburg, VA   24060
540-951-4357

More information about our community involvement and clinic can be found at our website http://www.tuckclinic.com/blacksburg-chiropractor.

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Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad- DBI Non-Profit Member of the Month

17 Oct

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. is proud to present our Non-Profit Member of the Month for October 2015 Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad (BVRS).

trainingBVRS is 100% volunteer with no paid staff. Here at BVRS, we pride ourselves on being completely volunteer and having a community able to depend on us in their time of need and never thinking twice about calling 911. Our team of both community members and Virginia Tech students boasts 120 members, 90 of which are active members. BVRS is proud that over 90 percent of our membership has at least one additional training or certification. Moreover, in 2014 BVRS had three members certified as Life-Guard flight nurses or paramedics, which is more than any other rescue squad in the area. BVRS will also be opening a new station in 2016 on the corner of Progress Street and Patrick Henry Drive.

Members put in anywhere from 20-40 hours monthly depending on their membership category, which is in addition to our monthly training and business meetings. Our members also spend countless hours training for new medical equipment, rescue vehicles, Heavy Tactical Rescue (HTR), and much more.

BVRS proudly provides 24/7 coverage 365 days a year and was the first rescue squad in the state to have a female paramedic (Louisa Gay). Moreover, BVRS has different forms of Heavy Technical Rescue (HTR) teams, which include swiftwater technicians, cave rescue, trench rescue, Search and Rescue (SAR), Big Rig Rescue, and the dive team. BVRS is also part of the Regional Swiftwater and Dive Rescue team and has been breaking the way for the Rescue Task Force (RTF), which is training our members to enter into warm zones with active shooters, provide patient care and to bring thefuneral patient to safety. In 2014, BVRS was featured in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) for an article entitled Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad Partners with Police to Create Rescue Task Force written by member Will Bulloss. This article details why community members can rely on our training and how we are now training to “enter the warm zone” with law enforcement. Full article at http://www.jems.com/article/major-incidents/blacksburg-volunteer-rescue-squad-partne

Blacksburg Stories

A few examples of the emergencies we respond to in Blacksburg and the surrounding area are as follows.

On February 16, 2015, Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad (BVRS) responded to an ice rescue at the Foxridge Pond. pond rescue 2Crews were dispatched at 2:02 p.m. for two children who had reportedly fallen through ice while walking across the pond. EMS, technical rescue, and water rescue crews immediately responded to the scene. Mutual Aid was also requested from Longshop-McCoy Fire/Rescue of the New River Valley Water Rescue Association. A witness getting off a bus saw two children playing on the pond and witnessed one fall though the ice.

Upon arriving at the scene, crews made contact with Blacksburg Police and Fire units who were in contact with the victims. Water Rescue Technicians donned protective equipment and worked across the ice to reach the victims on a small island in the middle of the pond. The crew began warming the patients and transported them one at a time across the ice using a rope system and stokes basket. Each patient was transported individually to LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery.

On April 12, 2013, BVR responded to a man who had shot two victims at the New River Valley Mall. One patient was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial, and the other was treated and transported. BVRS was able to assist and transport of the injured.

In 2010, BVRS was awarded with the Carilion Life-Guard Winged S Award for a call on Craig’s Creek Road for an over turned SUV with six Virginia Tech students trapped in the vehicle. The SUV had rolled over many times and the occupants had critical injuries. Four of the six victims were airlifted out, and the other two were treated and transported via ground.

Donate

BVRS does not bill the patients that we treat and transport. Instead, we are funded through the budgets of the Town of Blacksburg and Montgomery County, the United Way, and the generous donations of those that we serve. While we have an annual fund drive in the spring, donations are appreciated throughout the year. BVRS is a 501c3 corporation and your donations are therefore tax exempt. You can donate today mailing a check to our station.

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