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Posted on: July 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Call for Volunteers to Help with Yankees in Falmouth Cleanup

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The recent historic flooding of the Rappahannock River this spring continues to affect the area around it. The latest misfortune has fallen on a cherished community event known as “Yankees in Falmouth.” It is at risk of cancelation due to the large amounts of debris left behind after the river receded on the event’s site located at 303 King Street/River Road across from the Historic Port of Falmouth. Stafford County partners with Yankees in Falmouth on the highly anticipated event held on the property of the Moncure Conway House. Organizers of the event are asking for the assistance of the community at a “Cleanup Day” this Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Local historian Norman Schools, who owns the Moncure Conway House, has graciously allowed the community event to be held on the grounds for the last 11 years. The National Park Service has designated it as an “Underground Railroad Network to Freedom” site as it is the home of renowned abolitionist Moncure Conway who helped 40 slaves escape to freedom. Due to the unprecedented amount of debris from the recent flooding affecting several areas, Schools has been unable to clear the property on his own. Therefore the Yankees in Falmouth Committee is seeking volunteers for assistance.

Remy Range, Director of Yankees in Falmouth, says volunteers are asked to bring tools like rakes, chainsaws and any other equipment that could be useful in cleaning up the landscaping and debris. Range is the contact for questions about the cleanup. His number is (540) 446-3086, and his email is No parking will be available at the Historic Port of Falmouth due to work being done to remove storm debris and silt. Parking will be available at the vacant lot on the southeast corner of the Falmouth intersection.

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