Participants sought for 2019 Air Shift workshop

Debbie DeVoe Foley painting a barn quilt.

Participants are being sought for the 2019 Patrick County Air Shift workshop, which will be held Monday through Wednesday, April 8 through April 10, at the Reynolds Homestead.

The workshop begins at 3p.m. on April 8.

The $50 workshop fee includes materials and meals for all three days.

Workshops are designed to help people grow, connect and collaborate  with others while developing projects that will address a need in the community.

As a team, the participants are guided through the process of developing their projects, which can be implemented within a year with a budget of $10,000 or less.

Youth participating in the Rise and Shine Market.

“For the workshop to be successful it is important to have people from all areas of the county, with a diverse range of backgrounds, because we want to see projects that will be of benefit to everyone in the county,” said Julie Walters Steele, director at the Reynolds Homestead. “This is an opportunity that is open to everyone, no one should feel they are not qualified to participate. Every one brings a unique set of knowledge and skills to the table, and together, we can create some amazing projects.”

The 2018 Air Shift workshop was a pilot project funded by Virginia Tech, and 24 Patrick County residents participated.

Three group projects were developed, all received seed funding donated by Clark Gas and Oil and Virginia Tech, she said.

To register, visit the Air Patrick County facebook page or contact the Reynolds Homestead at 276-694-7181 extension 21.











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