Attend the Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Seatack Community Recreation Center Dedication Ceremony

1 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 141 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Seatack Community Civic League and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation invite you to the Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Seatack Community Recreation Center Dedication Ceremony at 1 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 141 S. Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach. Additional parking is available at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 310 N. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach.

This ceremony will honor the accomplishments of Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Mr. Grimstead has served as a leader in the community in many capacities. He is one of the only surviving founding members of the Seatack Volunteer Fire Department, which was the nation’s only all-black fire department at the time of its formation. Mr. Grimstead also served as a founding director of Seatack Community Property, Inc. In 1985, when serving as president of Seatack Community Property, Inc., Mr. Grimstead signed a deed dedicating the property at 141 S. Birdneck Road to the City of Virginia Beach for the Seatack Community Center.

In August 2011, the Seatack Community Civic League submitted a request to have Mr. Grimstead’s name added to the Seatack Recreation Center to honor his many accomplishments. This request was adopted by a City Council resolution November 1, 2011. 

For more information about this dedication ceremony, please contact  Brian Solis at (757) 385-1109 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay) or email fun@VBgov.com.

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up our email newsletters at VBgov.com/enews.

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