On a windy Friday evening, BRDC volunteers gathered to celebrate a successful year of programs and events. Lukas Burgher, Aaron Floyd and Rick Taylor spit roasted 2 young hogs for the group to enjoy.
Aaron thanked everyone for a great year of service toward BRDC's mission to inspire creativity, discovery, and critical thinking focused on the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 2016, our Volunteers contributed to 6,000 hours of kids being engaged in natural science valued at over $30,000 dollars. He also emphasized the important role that volunteers play in BRDC's growth. Several volunteers shared stories about their experiences working with kids over the year and Lisa Benish mentioned all of the many upcoming opportunities for volunteers to participate.