United Way works to increase local census engagement

chad martin

Pictured above: Chad Martin Engaging the community to improve census participation is the primary focus for the United Way of Henry County & Martinsville’s new part-time census engagement coordinator, Chad Martin. The position is grant-funded through the Harvest Foundation’s Pick Up the Pace! (PUP!) program. Martin, also serving as vice mayor of Martinsville, said he […]

Volunteers needed for local census committee

tonya davis

Volunteers are being sought for a committee that will help spread the word about the importance of taking part in the 2020 U.S. Census. Tonya Davis, communications coordinator for the local census effort, said she hopes to recruit six to eight people for the committee that will help her reach out to people who may […]

BTW21: Henry County Fair will be held at Martinsville Speedway in September 2021

henry county fair logo

HENRY COUNTY, VA – Martinsville Speedway and Henry County will team up to present the 2021 Henry County Fair, officials with both entities announced Tuesday. The Henry County Fair will be held on Speedway grounds over a four-day stretch in late September 2021. It will be held in conjunction with the annual ValleyStar Credit Union […]

The Harvest Foundation releases 2019 annual report to community

2019 annual report

The Harvest Foundation, located in Martinsville, Va., has released its 2019 annual report, which summarizes financial information and grants awarded from fiscal year 2019. The report (bit.ly/2019-ARHarvest) highlights grants approved in 2019, Pick Up the Pace! grants awarded in 2019, Harvest initiatives in childcare and housing, and news from the Harvest Youth Board. In 2019, […]

Harvest PUP! grants focus on 2020 census in Martinsville-Henry County

grant recipients

Pictured from left are Dewitt House, Tim Hall, Leon Towarnicki,Philip Wenkstern, Sheryl Agee, and Michael Scales. The Harvest Foundation has awarded two grants with one ultimate goal: To help area residents realize the importance of their participation in the 2020 census. The United Way of Henry County & Martinsville and Henry County each has been awarded a $10,000 PUP! […]

Hodge, Prillaman, Van Dyke join The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors

Prillaman Hodge van Dyke

Pictured from left are Leeland Prillaman, Judy Hodge and Litz Van Dyke. Litz Van Dyke, Leeland Prillaman and Judy Hodge will join The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors this year. Van Dyke, chief executive officer and director of Carter Bank & Trust, said he was honored to be asked to serve on the foundation’s board. […]

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