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FriendsFest 2023


NEW Date: Sunday, September 24

Please Re-RSVP for the new date HERE!

New Location:

  • American Legion Post 13, 357 Cedar Green Rd, Staunton.

Bring: Dish to share, drinks

            Reusable plates, cups and utensils

            Kids, YES!

            Dogs, sorry, NO.

Please come to FOMR’s yearly barbecue to celebrate the Middle River! Two lucky raffle winners will leave with a grand prize of either a new kayak, or stand-up inflatable paddle board, and there are many more raffle prizes to be drawn for those attending. We will again offer a small silent auction of some amazing items. Come prepared to participate  (check, cash or credit cards, accepted)!


WE ARE BRINGING BACK OUR POTLUCK! We ask you to bring your own reusable plates, cups and utensils.  FOMR is providing BBQ, buns and sauces.  



Multi-generational group games for ALL ages


Aquaviewers!  Cool your toes in the river and take an underwater look with an underwater viewing device

Silent auction (check, cash or credit cards, accepted)


Chat with environmental organization representatives from:

Valley Conservation Council

Chesapeake Bay Alliance

Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation

Izaac Walton League of America

Educational streamside talks by:

Riparian Buffers with Wren Frueh (Valley Conservation Council)

Litter in Rivers with Dave Mangun (FOMR)



Raffle ticket sales and silent auction bidding close



Dinner and socializing



Volunteer recognition

Raffle and auction winner announcements


We hope you will join us for this fun evening of comradery as we give thanks for our sponsors, volunteers, and our amazing resource…The Middle River!   

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