On behalf of The Grand Opening committee of The Barns of Rose Hill I would like to thank everyone who made these events such a success. It was very exciting to open our doors! Our events were just the tip of the iceberg to demonstrate what we would like to offer to the public. Even with the rainy weather folks braved the elements to experience our special place.
I would especially like to thank the tireless members of our committee, Maureen Adamski, Trish Alizade, Amy Barley, Doug Bartley, Ashley Bingaman, Wendy Clatterbuck, Laura Dabinett, Keith Dalton, Dorothy Davis, Elaine Dennison, Christy Dunkle, Janet Eltinge, Diane Harrison, Bill Johnston, Byron Jones, Diana Kincannon, Jean King, Ann Lesman, Pam Lettie, Marjorie Lewis, Tracy Marlatt, Chip Schutte and Chris Shipe. Everyone worked so hard to organize our events and exhibits!
We were very fortunate to have the following volunteers assist with our celebration, Becky Allanson, Wayne Armbrust, Cathy Belch, Leslie Blackburn, Luanne Carey, Freddie Ciampi of Social Graces Ballroom Dance Studio, Karen Cifala, Barbara Clagett, David Coe & son Seth, Glen Cole & FFA students, Kevin Creany, Dr. Mark Curry & the CCHS Jazz Ensemble, Millie Curtis, CCHS DECA students, George Dellinger, JoAn & Dick Drake, Kellie Ferguson, Ruth Ferguson, David Foster, Betty Friant, Mary Gott, Van Gray, Ron Gustafson, Linda Hansen, Celeste Heath, Natalie & John Hedlund, Matt Hoff, Jon Joyce, Frank Jurney, Stan Kerns, Eleanore Kobetz, Jan & Doug Kruhm, Frank Lee, Joanna Levi, Mark Lore, Madeline MacNeil, Mike & Sandy Masquith, Will, Micki, Lucy & Annie Martindale, John & Linda Matticks, Tom & Robin McFillen, Stephanie McKay, JC Moore, Janet Morris, Gillian Russell, Beth Shenk, Annie Smalley, Tammy Stone-Conrad, The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber representatives Randy Collins & Rich Weller, Lynn Welsh, Rene White, Judy Whitehouse, Jim Wink & the Horseshoe Curve Benevolent Association, and faculty members from Shenandoah Conservatory.
A very special thank you to Our Grand Opening Sponsors: Weathervane Sponsors – Farland Capital, Inc, Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac; Barn Door Sponsors – American Woodmark Foundation, Inc., Center Ring Design, Earthworks Landscaping Company, James R. Wilkins Charitable Trust, Kerns & Associates, L’Auberge ProvenÃ§ale, McKay’s Flooring & Interiors, The Winchester Star; Barn-Raiser Sponsors – Clarke County Properties, Hobert & Kerr, P.C., Impressions Plus Printing and Copying, Milton Valley Farm, The Willows at Meadow Branch; Green Building Sponsors – Airvan Consulting, Berryville Farm Supply, Blue Ridge Hospice, Carter+Burton Architecture, P.L.C., Design House,
Flamehead Lawn Care, Houseworks, LLC, King, Campbell, Poretz, PLLC, Linda Roberts Communications, LLC, Middleburg Bank, Sandstone Farm, Six Star Catering; and to our Event Sponsors – Bank of Clarke County and BB&T.
It has taken a community to make The Barns of Rose Hill a reality. We are extremely gratified to see the center being enjoyed by the community that has worked so hard to make it a reality. Please come, if you haven’t been, and see the potential for your use and enjoyment of The Center for Community, Arts & Education!
Susi Bailey, Executive Director, The Barns of Rose Hill