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Boys Home hosts 7th Annual Harvest Hustle – 5K, 10K and Half-marathon on October 28, 2023

Harvest Hustle flyer with race details Boys Home of Virginia will host their 7th annual fall fundraising event, the Boys Home Harvest Hustle 5K, 10K and half-marathon on Saturday, October 28, 2023. This event has grown each year and continues to offer a fun, yet competitive event for runners and walkers alike. Boys Home is very thankful for all sponsors and participants that have continuously gone above and beyond each year to provide support for Boys Home, their students, and their mission.

All three races will begin and end at the Intervale Trailhead of the Jackson River Scenic Trail, in Covington, VA. The event will offer aid stations along the race routes with water and Gatorade available. Each participant will receive a unique T-shirt and participation medal, as well as snacks and drinks before and after the race.

An awards ceremony for each race will begin approximately 30 minutes after the top three men and women racers cross the finish line. Top three finishers male and female overall and top three male and female in each age category will receive awards. The age categories are: Under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

 

Race weekend schedule:

Friday, October 27       4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. –   Drive-thru packet pickup at Boys Home of Virginia,
                                                                                          414 Boys Home Road, Covington VA.

Saturday, October 28 – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and packet pickup
                                           9:30 a.m. – Half-Marathon begins

                                           9:45 a.m. – 10K begins
                                          10:00 a.m. –   5K begins

Registration for the 5K is $30.00, 10K is $40.00, and the half-marathon is $50.00, with early-bird pricing available before September 8. Discounts are available to running clubs and teams! To register, or for more information, visit www.runforboyshome.org or call Melinda at (540) 965-7707.

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Boys Home Alumni Association Presents Boys Home of Virginia with Check for Playground Project

 

Executive Director Chris Doyle and Boys Home Alumni Association President Danny Cale (left/right)

The Boys Home Alumni Association has contributed to the playground fund at Boys Home of Virginia. Boys Home Alumni Association President Danny Cale stated, “The driving factor for the donation was that most of the alumni remember playing on that playground as a kid. I am from the class of 1979. That was many years ago! We want the kids here today to feel that same kind of joy and excitement with modern playground equipment. Who knows, some of us may have to try out the new swing set ourselves, you know for safety.” Boys Home will gladly invite Danny and all of the alumni to come play on the new playground when it is complete.

Boys Home’s current playground has been in place since its installation in 1958 and funds are being raised to purchase new equipment. If you would like to learn more about the Boys Home Playground Project, please contact Executive Director Chris Doyle at (540) 965-7704 or cdoyle@boyshomeofva.org. Boys Home staff and students are grateful for the support of the Boys Home Alumni Association.

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Boys Home Welcomes New Administrative Assistant Ashley Myatt

Boys Home staff and students are pleased to welcome Ashley Myatt as administrative assistant to the program director. Ashley’s hometown is Covington, Virginia. She is currently enrolled at Bryant and Stratton College and is completing an online degree in medical billing and coding. Ashley stated, “It has been a privilege working at Boys Home. I have enjoyed learning the students’ stories and watching the positive progress they have made in the program.”

After being hired, Ashley began planning the 2023 Boys Home Graduation and Awards Ceremony which took place in May 2023. She worked diligently to ensure the event was a success. She stated, “I knew it was a big project, but I wanted it to be a great event. I enjoy the team mentality at Boys Home. It helps when you are working through tasks.” Ashley did an excellent job in planning and executing her first big event at Boys Home.

Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her four children who are ages three to ten. She stated, “Now that it’s summer, we enjoy going swimming, visiting rivers and trips to get ice cream. We also have frequent dance parties at home as a family.” Ashley helps to create a supportive environment for each student she encounters, helping them to develop into young men who positively impact those around them and the local community.

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Falling Spring Evangelical Presbyterian Church Presents Boys Home of Virginia with Check for Playground Project

Presentation of donation check

Development Director Elaine Brelsford, Mike Henderson and Pastor Mike Matlack (left/right)

The Falling Spring Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, Virginia, has contributed to the playground fund at Boys Home of Virginia. The contribution was made after the church held a hymn sing on April 29. The event included musical performances, food, drink and fellowship. The annual event was a wonderful success.

Boys Home’s current playground has been in place since its installation in 1958, and funds are being raised to purchase new equipment. If you would like to learn more about the Boys Home Playground Project, please contact Elaine Brelsford at ebrelsford@boyshomeofva.org or (540) 965-7717. Boys Home staff and students are grateful for the support of the Falling Spring Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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Commencement and Awards Ceremony | May 20, 2023

List of awards and recipients

 

Cody and Will Rogers
             Cody and Will Rogers (Grandson of founding Executive Director The Rev. George Floyd Rogers) (above)
Wordsmith speaking
                                                Keynote speaker Wordsmith addressed the crowd. (above) 
Class of 2023
              Class of 2023 with Director of Education Teresa Johnson and Executive Director Chris Doyle (above)