Guide to the Green Valley Community Park, Inc. Records, 1985-2013, undated

Summary Information

Title: Green Valley Community Park, Inc. Records, 1985-2013, undated
Collection: AC.842
Extent: 4.0 linear feet (6 boxes)
Abstract:

The Green Valley Community Park, Inc. Records is a collection of the records, permits, events, photographs, fund-raising, and community involvement that made the park a reality, dating 1985-2013.

Creator: Green Valley Community Park.

Biographical/Historical Note

Beginning in 1999, residents started discussing the need for a park in the Green Valley community of Watauga County, North Carolina. As more residents became involved, the idea of the Green Valley Community Park grew and a Board of Directors was elected with monthly meetings and a search for property for the park began.

In September 2000, the Green Valley Community Park, Inc. purchased a 12-acre plot of land on Big Hill Road alongside the New River in the Todd, North Carolina area. With help from the National Committee for the New River, another 7 acres adjacent to the original property was purchased through a grant from the Clean Wate Management Trust Fund.

Through community fund-raising letter campaigns, grants, and celebration/fund-raising events, in 2002 the ground-breaking ceremony for the park was held and construction plans moved to reality.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records, papers, and audiovisual materials of Green Valley Community Park, Inc. from its conception to its most recent events. It includes by-laws, meeting minutes, financial information, brochures, photos, celebration events, fund-raising efforts, and maps.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into two series: Series I: Official Papers, Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports and Series II: Photographs and Audiovisual Materials. User and Archival CD copies are filed in individual envelopes within Box 4. The material in Series I is filed chronologically by subject.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This donation came from the Green Valley Community Park Association in 2011 and 2013. It was accessioned in two parts as AC.2011.003 and AC.2013.018.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.842: Green Valley Community Park, Inc. Records, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Series I: Official Papers, Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, 1999-2007

Series Description

Series I: Official Papers, Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports contains the Board of Directors and the Park Association's monthly meeting agendas, minutes (handwritten and typed), monthly financial reports, and a few emails between members. Also included in this series are official state and federal permits, tax exempt records, grant applications, and such. A few maps for reference are also filed within this series.

Box
1
  Mapcase Drawer

OVERSIZE: Preliminary Plat, Green Valley Community Park, Watauga County, North Carolina, (2004), and Construction/Grading Sequence Maps, (2003) 2003-2004 

E3 17
  Box Folder

Article on Cecil Gurganus, April-May 2007 

1 1

Articles of Incorporation of Green Valley Community Park, Inc., 2000 

1 2

Bird-Watching near Green Valley Park, 2004-2005 

1 3

Blackburn Property Acquisition Papers, 1999 

1 4

Board of Directors' Informational Binder, 2001-2003 

1 5

Board of Directors and Association/Committee Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, January-May 2001 

1 7

Board of Directors and Association/Committee Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, June-December 2001 

1 8

Board of Directors and Association/Committee Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, 2002 

1 9

Board of Directors and Association Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, 2003 

1 10

Board of Directors and Association Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, 2004 

2 1

Board of Directors and Association Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, 2005 

2 2

Board of Directors and Association/Committee Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, 2006 

2 3

Board of Directors and Association/Committee Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, 2007 

2 4

Board of Directors and Association/Committee Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, 2008 

2 5

Board of Directors and Association/Committee Meetings, Minutes, Financial Reports, 2009-2012 

2 6

By-Laws of Green Valley Community Park, Inc., circa 1999 

2 7

Conference Papers, Volunteer Resource Center-Non-Profitt Conference, July 13, 2007 

2 8

Conservation Easement, National Committee for the New River and State of North Carolina, July 2004 

2 9

Facilities-Development and Construction Papers, 2005-2008, undated 

2 10

Fund-Raising, "Make Your Mark on the Park", 2003-2004 

2 11

Fund-Raising Events, Celebrations and Announcements, 2000-2010 

3 1

Goals, Needs, Plans for Park, 2001-2011, undated 

3 2

Grant Applications, Adopt-a-Trail and Others, 2001-2006 

3 3

Grant Application, Boone Tourism Development Special Events and Tourism-related Activities Committee (SETRAC), 2003 

3 4

Grant Application, Chamber of Commerce Tourism Development Festival Promotion Grant, 2001 

3 5

Grant Application, North Carolina's 2001-2002 Adopt-a-Trail, 2001-2002 

3 6

Grant Application, North Carolina's 2003 National Recreational Trails Program, 2002-2003 

3 7

Grant Application, U.S. Soccer Foundation, 2002 

3 8

Grant Information, The Janirve Foundation, 2007 

3 9

Grant Research/Information, 2000-2001 

3 10

Information and Photos (copies), for Farm/City Banquet, circa 2007 

3 11

Inspection, Easement Monitoring Inspection Report, February 20, 2013 

3 12

Land Acquisition and Various Notes, circa 2000 

3 13

Letters of Support for Park, 2001-2006 

3 14

Logo, Green Valley Community Park, Inc., undated 

3 15

Maps, Todd South Fork Greenway Project, 2002 

3 16

Newsletter, "The Todd Tribune", 2000-2007 

3 17

Newspaper Clippings about Green Valley Community Park, 2000-2008, undated 

4 1

Ordinance, Watauga County, North Carolina, Sign Ordinance, adopted, April 16, 1985 

4 2

Park Facility Use Agreement, undated 

4 3

Permits, State of North Carolina to Park, 2001-2005 

4 4

Rain Gauge Readings at Park, 2003-2005 

4 5

Special Event, Green Valley Park Celebration, June 2001 

4 6

Surveys and Pledges for Park, 2001-2004 

4 7

Tax Exempt Status, U.S. Department of Treasury and State of North Carolina, 2000-2001 

4 8

Topography Maps of Park Land, undated 

4 9
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Series II: Photographs and Audiovisual Materials, 1999 

Series Description

Series II: Photographs and Audiovisual Materials contains several hundred color photographs and negatives relating to the construction of and events in the Park from 2000 to 2011. There is also a scrapbook of important documents and newspaper clippings of events and news of the park's funding and money-raising efforts in Box 6. The color photographs and negatives are located in Box 5 in Cold Storage. There are CD and diskette copies of most of the photographs, and a CD copy of the slideshow presented at the 2001 celebration. NOTE: this celebration slideshow should not be copied because of copyrighted music use.

  Cold_Storage

COLD STORAGE: Photographs and Negatives, color, from Black Album and loose photographs, undated 

Box 5
  Box Envelope

CDs, Photographs and Slide Show, circa 2002 

4 10

Diskettes, Green Valley Park Banner, Logo, Donor List, undated 

4 11

User Copy, Banner, Photo, Donor List, undated 

4 12

Archival Copy, Banner, Photo, Donor List, undated 

4 13
  Box

Scrapbook of Green Valley Community Park, Inc. Project, 1999-2011 

Note

This scrapbook is mostly newspaper clippings and typed pages. The color photographs and negatives associated with it are in Cold Storage Box 5. A few were dated 2001.

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