5/27: Shawsville Ruritan Club 75th Anniversary
The Shawsville Ruritan Club will celebrate it’s 75th anniversary this Saturday, May 27, from 2 to 4 pm at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 267 Alleghany Spring Road, Shawsville, VA 24162. The club was chartered on January 12, 1948 with 35 members, and continues to serve the broader Eastern Montgomery County community.
The celebration will be a family-friendly “Ice Cream Social” to which the community is invited. In addition to free ice cream (with toppings!), the event will feature a “Shawsville Ruritans Through the Years” exhibit curated by the Meadowbrook Museum and music from the period. Ruritan leaders, including Zone Governor Rick Poff, District Governor Dreama Johnston, and National Secretary Juliann Poff, will be in attendance. Club member Jim Pearman, whose father James Pearman Sr. was a founding member of the club, will share memories and anecdotes.