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Juneteenth Trip

June 19, 2023

Join us on Monday, June 19, 2023, as we celebrate Juneteenth, by going to Booker T. Washington National Monument, the Homestead Creamery, and Smith Mountain Lake.

The Booker T. Washington National Monument is a National Monument near the community of Hardy, Virginia, and is located entirely in rural Franklin County, Virginia. It preserves portions of the 207-acre tobacco farm on which educator and leader Booker T. Washington was born into slavery on April 5, 1856.

The Homestead Creamery is a Quaint, vintage-style outpost for flavored milk, ice cream, sandwiches & local gourmet items.

We will also take a drive out to Smith Mountain Lake. Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia, United States, located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River.

We will make a lunch stop tentatively planned for The Old Oak Cafe, Moneta (lunch on your own), while on our journey.

PRICE PER PERSON: $39. Full amount is due when reservation is made.

PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip Parks and Recreation transportation, visits to the above attractions, and a tour host.

DEPARTURE TIMES AND LOCATIONS: The Roanoke Parks and Recreation bus/van will depart from at Valley View Mall, Roanoke, VA, at 8:30 a.m. Parking is in the overflow parking area between Belk and I-581. We will pick up passengers at the Clearbrook Walmart at 8:45 a.m. Return time is around 5:00 p.m.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The trip is based on a minimum amount of paid participants by June 5, 2023. If we cancel, a full refund will be given. If you cancel before June 5, a refund less $10 will be awarded. After June 5, 2023, there will be no refunds.

RESERVATIONS: Contact the Roanoke Parks and Recreation at (540) 853-2236. You can register online.


June 19, 2023