Events

2014 Celebration & Reception: In Photos

There was much for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance to celebrate at its annual Celebration & Reception held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Clementine in downtown Harrisonburg.

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More than 175 people attended to reflect on a successful year and hear exciting plans of what’s to come in 2014 and beyond. Photo by Blair Boswell.

In addition to sharing its annual report, HDR kicked off its 2014 ‘Friends of Downtown’ membership campaign; unveiled its updated brand to the community; and recognized the people, businesses, and organizations that make Downtown Harrisonburg a success story.

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Cathi Beighe, Deborah Smith, and Jenny Burden enjoy the program. Photo by Blair Boswell.

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Kevin Huber, Bill Wilson, Melanie Woodard, and Lori Snell volunteer at Celebration & Reception. Photo by Blair Boswell

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Jenny Kusyk, Organization Committee Member and 2013 Volunteer of the Year, enjoys the evening. Photo by Blair Boswell.

At the event, HDR announced the winners of Design Excellence, Volunteer of the Year, and Partner of the Year Awards.

Photo by Blair Boswell.

Eddie Bumbaugh, HDR Executive Director, highlighted downtown’s successes in 2013 and upcoming projects in 2014. Photo by Blair Boswell.

HDR’s Design Committee determines Design Excellence Award winners through careful consideration of those projects that have made a significant contribution to the preservation and beautification of the downtown district. Two categories were identified and winners were selected from a pool of 30 projects:

  •  Design Excellence for Historic Renovation: Blue Ridge Architects
  • Design Excellence Award for Creative Renovation: Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza
  • Design Excellence Award for Interior Renovation: The Harrisonburg Homes Team at Kline May Realty
  • Design Excellence Award – Honorable Mention: Bluetique
  • Design  Excellence Award – Honorable Mention: Rocktown Bicycles
  • Design Excellence Award – Honorable Mention: Walkabout Outfitters

HDR also recognized the collaborative efforts and incredible dedication of its volunteer and partner organizations through the Volunteer of the Year and Partner of the Year Awards:

  •  Partner of the Year Award: James Madison University
  • Volunteers of the Year Award: Kathy Sarver, Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah, and Jeremiah Jenkins
Dr. A. Jerry Benson. Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at James Madison University received the Partner of the Year award on behalf of JMU. Photo by Blair Boswell.

Dr. A. Jerry Benson. Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at James Madison University received the Partner of the Year award on behalf of JMU. Photo by Kim Kirk.

Kathy Sarver and Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah, Chairs of the Block Party Committee are recipients of the Volunteer of the Year awards.

Kathy Sarver and Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah, Chairs of the Block Party Committee are recipients of the Volunteer of the Year awards. Photo by Kim Kirk.

Jeremiah Jenkins receives the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award.

Jeremiah Jenkins receives the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award. Photo by Kim Kirk.

The event was sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust, First Bank & Trust Company, Pendleton Community Bank,  Pioneer Bank, StellarOne Bank , Summit Community Bank, SunTrust, Union First Market Bank, United Bank, Wells Fargo, Clementine, Downtown Wine & Gourmet, and Joshua Wilton House.

 For more photos, visit Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s Facebook Page.

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