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The Laurel Foundation - November, 1986

By Bob Heafner © 1986

Issue: November, 1986

The initial goal of the "Foundation", as stated in our September issue, is to raise enough money to buy broadcast quality video equipment in order for Jim Waters, nationally known photojournalist, to begin traveling full time throughout the Blue Ridge and capturing on film the memories of older mountain residents. These mountains are a special place and there are folks here who remember the grist mills of yesterday and plowing with oxen. Their memories are a national treasure too precious to lose. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who is sharing the dream and especially to the following persons who have contributed to The Laurel Foundation:

Nellie Newkirk, Hampton, Va.

Frances Lockwood, Hersey, Mi.

Mary Ann Hedgecock, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Anonymous, Martinsville, Va.

L.G.Martin, Richmond, Va.

Anonymous, Martinsville, Va.

Mr, & Mrs. John Augustson, Va. Beach, Va.

Anonymous, Patrick County, Va.

Mr. Harold H. Via, St. Petersburg, Fl.

Ms, Catherine Brown, Bristolville, Oh.

Mrs. Jeanette Trabosh, Clifton Heights, Pa.

Mr. & Mrs. Norman S. McKinney, Glen Bournie, Md.

Mrs. Lillie A. Emery, Troy, Mo.

Mr. Samuel V. Moschler, Burlington, N.C.

Ms. Paula A. Kerns, Westerville, Oh.

Ms. Norma G. Cole, Monticello, Ky.

Mr. & Mrs, Joseph S. Evans.Jr., Statesville, N.C.

Mrs. Clovis M. Brill, Roanoke, Va.

Due to the financial support of the persons listed above The Laurel Foundation now has $1352.00, as a base to build on. There is still a long way to go to reach the $30,000, required to begin, but a journey around the world starts with the first step. Thanks from the heart to each of you for making another step possible.

Contributions may be mailed to:
The Laurel Foundation
Rt. 1
Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120