Crawford & Power to Perform at Smith River Fest

Crawford and Power

Martinsville, VA (March 8, 2019) – For both outdoor and music enthusiasts, Smith River Fest presented by Smith River Provision Company has some exciting news. The planning committee announced today that regional fan favorite, Crawford & Power, is returning to Smith River Fest this summer. The band is set to play from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Crawford & Power […]

Harvest PUP! grant enhances safety along the Smith River

Pictured above: Matthew Tatum (left), director of the County of Henry Department of Public Safety, is pictured with Sheryl Agee, impact officer and team leader at The Harvest Foundation. Using the Smith River for paddling, fishing and other forms of recreation and sport will now be safer following a $10,000 Pick Up the Pace! grant […]

Updates move forward at Smith River Sports Complex

Sports Complex

Work on facility renovations is moving along quickly at the Smith River Sports Complex. New turf has been added to the playground surface and Field 5. Resurfacing work will begin soon on Field 4. Restrooms are fully equipped with automatic flushers, automatic sinks, new lighting, and new flooring. Work will also be completed on the outside […]

Martinsville Bulletin: Smith River Sports Complex in Martinsville gets real – and some artificial – upgrades

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BY PAUL COLLINS Artificial turf replacement on both fields and a new playground surface are among the improvements being done at the decade-old Smith River Sports Complex. Last November, the local non-profit The Harvest Foundation announced a three-year grant totaling $2.4 million in support of the Axton complex. The grant, which went to complex operator […]

DRBA receives $700,000 challenge grant from The Harvest Foundation

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Pictured above: Pictured from left are Sheryl Agee, impact officer and team leader at The Harvest Foundation, Tiffany Haworth, executive director of the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA), and Sonya Wolen, president of the DRBA Board of Directors. The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) received a five-year $700,000 challenge grant from The Harvest Foundation to assist with […]

VisitMartinsville Receives $10,000 Grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation

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Pictured above: A look at the LOVE letters installation at Smith River Sports Complex. Martinsville (March 15, 2019) — Today, the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation’s Tourism Office (VisitMartinsville) announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) “50 Years of Love” grant fund. “50 Years of Love” is part of VTC’s efforts to celebrate the […]

Harvest Youth Board plans community Books & Bunnies event

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March 23, 2022 Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Youth Board is inviting local youth and families to a fun event that combines Easter egg hunts, interactive activities and books. On April 9 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Smith River Sports Complex Amphitheater, local youth (ages 0-12) and families are invited to participate in […]

Harvest Youth Board plans second-annual community Books & Bunnies Event


Free event combines fun activities, egg hunts, and books to promote literacy to children ages 0-12 Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Youth Board invites local youth and their families to a fun event combining Easter egg hunts and interactive activities with books! On March 25 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Smith River […]

Martinsville Bulletin: Henry County supervisors ready to hit new recreational trails

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Pictured above: early progress on the latest addition of the Dick and Willie Rail Trail – section 6B. BY PAUL COLLINS The plan to expand the trail system around Martinsville and Henry County took a quick step down the road on Tuesday afternoon. The Henry County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed the updated Rivers & […]

Search Prior Grants

Prior Grants Grantee Approval Year Application Project Description Approved Amount The Harvest Foundation 2021 General Responsive Direct Charitable Expense for Housing 1000000 Martinsville-Henry County SPCA 2021 Pick Up the Pace (PUP) SPCA Surgical (Spay/Neuter) & Wellness Clinic 15000 M-HC Economic Development Corporation 2021 General Responsive Operational Support 7050564 Motorsports Charities Inc. 2021 Harvest Youth Board […]