The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department took home two awards from the 68th annual Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) Conference held in Virginia Beach, Nov. 5-8. Both awards were given in recognition of the work that went into launching the inaugural Henry County Fair, with the department securing the “Best New Special Event” for the fair and the “Most Creative Marketing Piece” for the fair’s website.
“There was a lot of effort put in by our staff and volunteers to make the Henry County Fair a success and these awards are a testament to that hard work,” said Roger Adams, director of the county department. “On behalf of our department, I’m extremely honored and thrilled to receive this recognition amongst our peers across the state.”
The “Best New Special Event” award is given annually in recognition of the most outstanding “special event” as defined as a competition, parade or festival that occurs one time per year for no more than seven contiguous days. The “Most Creative Marketing Piece” is given in recognition of the department and designer for excellence in promotional materials. Eligible materials include e-newsletters, websites, online advertisements, videos, coupons, magnets and apparel.
Only nominations from the period of January 1 – December 31, 2021 were considered for this year’s awards.