The Square Society held its Halloween party at Blue 5 in Roanoke over the weekend and our paparazzi photo crew was there. Here are the folks from Southwest Roanoke County who stepped onto the red carpet:
A wooden tower has been constructed at Roanoke County’s Happy Hollow park to serve as a nesting area for a migratory bird called the Chimney Swift.
Local Boy Scout Adam Witham has recently completed the tower as part of the required work to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He has been working on the project since March, and plans to provide community information at the park about the environmental benefits of the unique bird.
Witham hopes that the tower will serve the community for years to come, by “providing a habitat for the birds other than the homes of citizens as well as encourage the birds to remain within the Roanoke area in the future to maintain balance with the insect population.”
This project was completed with the approval of Roanoke County’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism staff. For more information about proposed park improvement projects, contact the administrative office at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0.
Waylon Overstreet of Dublin was the overall winner of the Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour’s final tournament at Pulaski Country Club.
Playing in Division Two, Overstreet recorded a net score of 67. Other net score winners in Division Two were: 2nd – Robert Fischer, 69; 3rd – Patrick Lynch, 70; 4th - Garland Dooley, 70; 5th – Ray Hundley, 70.
The Division One 1st Place winner was Henry Kruse of Southwest Roanoke with a net score of 68. Other winners were: 2nd – Ken Gross, 68; 3rd – Ken Wilburn, 69; 4th – Lee Hipp, 69; 5th – David Heath, 70.
Playing in Division Three, Edward Keen of Christiansburg, VA carded a net score of 67. Other winners were: 2nd – Emory Taylor, 70; 3rd – Dennis Flannagan, 70; 4th – Lewis Burger, 73; 5th – Ken Venable, 73.
Medalists were Ken Gross, David Heath, and Hank Highfill, all with a gross score of 76.
Submitted by Tommy Firebaugh.
You can see the photos of the winners in the slideshow above, or here on Flickr.
3rd Annual Project GIVE is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th, 2011 10AM – 2PM Support Four Area Non-Profits Feeding America Southwest Virginia, Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley – ReStore, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and Roanoke Valley SPCA Help Your Neighbors in Need by Donating*: clothing, furniture, computers, housewares, toys, games, canned & other non-perishable food items, dry or canned pet food and building supplies & fixtures.
*Material donations should be in gently used condition or better. For more information call: 540-581-0620 Ext. 174 Sponsorship generously provided by: Tanglewood Mall, Natural Awakenings, Q99, WDBJ7 Your Hometown Station http://www.goodwillvalleys.com/press_events.html