It's fashion food and fun at the Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon. Enjoy a catered lunch and a lineup of spring and summer clothing and accessories.
Tomato-themed fun for everyone. Join the Tomato Pageant, enter a tomato art contest and enjoy our famous tomato recipes for lunch.
Help the Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation with its mission to improve the quality of life in eastern Montgomery County. Show your support today.
Lauren Tate earned the 2014 Karen Cronin Volunteer of the Year award for her countless hours of work during 2013-2014. She has volunteered and participated in numerous Mountain Valley fundraising activities and she currently serves as the Foundation’s Treasurer. The Board and staff of the Foundation have come to rely on her sound judgment, kind personality and talent for organization. Thank you, Lauren!
In 2014, MVCF learned that the Montgomery County Public School system was considering declaring the athletic complex at the Shawsville Middle School surplus property. The well-loved facility consists of a baseball field with dugouts, an athletic field in the interior of a track, lighting, bleachers, a ticket booth, tennis courts, a multipurpose field, a storage building and parking lots.
The Foundation was concerned that this irreplaceable community asset would be sold for development purposes. It began working with the Board of Supervisors and, especially local supervisor, Gary Creed, to come up with a plan that would allow the property to be maintained and retained by and for the residents of eastern Montgomery County. In addition, if the complex were to be sold, there was concern that Shawsville Middle School would be the only one in the county without adjacent athletic facilities.
Eventually, the Complex was declared surplus property and its title was transferred to the County. In July, the County entered into an agreement with the Foundation where it would lease the fields for a small sum in exchange for the Foundation agreeing to maintain and improve the complex and its facilities. The Middle School will retain access to the fields during the normal school day and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation also can use them for their programs. The Foundation will have the right to control third party use of the property for activities like festivals, shows and musical performances in order to raise sufficient funds to support and improve the complex.
Much remains to be considered and worked out but a Steering Committee is being formed to begin the process of providing leadership and oversight for what is now being called “Oldtown Fields.” As the Committee begins meeting, input from the community and other stakeholders will be very important in determining the successful future use of the complex.