In honor of the 101st anniversary of the National Park System and the 62nd anniversary of Booker T. Washington National Monument, the Friends Group invited 101 local leaders and businesses to sponsor the park through The Friends Group by joining the 101st Booker T. Washington Bucket Challenge with an annual donation gift of $100. This leadership gift will preserve this piece of history and help it continue so that future generations can discover the legacy of Booker T. Washington and the richness of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.
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Membership Levels: receive an annual membership card and discounts
Youth: (18 and under) $5
Family: (2 adults and minor children) $25
Organizations or Businesses: $50
Our contributions to the Friends Group helps host and support the following activities at the Park:
THE STORY OF THE BUCKET...
As a child, Washington cast his bucket into a spring on the Burroughs Plantation so that he could offer as much needed relief to the workers struggling in the tobacco fields. As an adult in his speech at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta in 1895, Washington encouraged all Americans to "cast down their buckets" among one another to ensure the prosperity and protection of this country. Understanding that we depend on each other, The Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument use the bucket to symbolize our efforts to protect and preserve the resources at the National Park and the legacy of Booker T. Washington.
Checks made payable to FBTWNM maybe mailed to:
PO Box 755. Hardy VA 24101
or by calling 540.874.4872
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