All monthly chapter regular member meetings and all chapter events/activities have been canceled through August 31st, 2020 as approved by our chapter board of directors and in accordance with Governor Northam’s recently updated executive orders covering stage 2 restrictions as they pertain to COVID19 social distancing/business operating guidelines. Our chapter board of directors will be reviewing the Governor’s revised executive orders on a regular basis to ascertain when it will be safe/feasible to add events/activities back onto our calendar.


2019 Fifth Annual Teddy Bear Hunt

It was a beautiful, sunny, breezy-kind-of-a-day for our fifth-annual open-to-the-public chapter teddy bear hunt held on April 27th.  The day began with hay rides to our park gazebo with about twenty (20) young hunters and their parents/guardians showing up for a brief safety briefing before heading out to search for the elusive teddy bears hiding alongside walking paths throughout our park.

We provided a picnic lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, juice boxes, and cookies. Afterwards, some of the kids tried their luck with fishing while others practiced loosing arrows at the archery range.  For some, this was their first experience at these activities.

Our chapter’s Youth Coordinator, Rob Carpenter, did a great job coordinating this event. Thirty (30) chapter members volunteered their time and efforts to help make this event a success.  Also, Suffolk Fire & Rescue department personnel were onsite with a rescue vehicle to ensure a safe and fun time was had by all, and we appreciate their support.  Fifty (50) teddy bears were donated for this event by Parson’s Company and shrink-wrapped for us by Chapter Ike Steve Downs.

A photo gallery of photos taken by Chapter V.P. Darden Langston at this event is provided below.







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