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Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation receives award

Over 150 delegates from around the state gathered virtually last week at the 65th annual conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society held online.

The conference is a learning exchange and provides an opportunity for recreation and park professionals to discuss areas of common interest.

Highlighting each year’s conference is a formal presentation of awards. With the change of the 2020 conference to a virtual platform, the organization worked to keep the fanfare and prestige of the ceremony with a Zoom presentation for the nominees. This state-wide program honors individuals, departments and organizations throughout Virginia who have demonstrated excellence in any of several areas during the previous year.

Nearly 100 applications were vying for awards in 14 different categories. Judged by a jury of its peers, Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation received an award in the Best New Special Event, population 25,001 to 50,000, category for the Halloween in the Park.

The mission of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society is to unite all professionals, students, and interested laypersons engaged in the field of recreation, parks, and other leisure services in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information on the Society, contact the state office at 804-730-9447 or visit the website at www.vrps.com.