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‘Appreciation and gratitude’

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Northumberland County’s Board of Supervisors recognized one of the county’s own on Thursday when it passed a resolution of “appreciation and gratitude” to Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, who is familiarly known as “Sissy.”

Crowther, who was born and raised on Bruington Farm near Reedville, is retiring after serving as president of Rappahannock Community College since 2005.

Following the presentation of the resolution to Crowther, the board heard a detailed report from Superintendent of Schools Holly Wargo who reported on maintenance work at the schools including repair of the football field’s irrigation system. She also provided a detailed list of upcoming school events that will lead to the opening of the school year September 3.

Wargo attached lists of volunteer opportunities in the three schools ranging from reading partners to after school tutoring.

Johnathan Putt of the Boys and Girls Clubs advised the board that the club has now formally chartered a club in Northumberland County. A study that started in 2016 indicated the club needed “a bigger footprint” in the county, Putt said. In June a club for the county was opened using the facilities at First Baptist Church. The day it opened, June 24, it was sold out, Putt noted.

Putt said the Boys and Girls Clubs concentrates on academics, leadership and a healthy lifestyle.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 8/14/19

Ronnie Jett presents Sissy Crowther with resolution.