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CAAR Receives National Grant to Help Build a Greene County Memorial

Despite the rain on Sun., Oct. 29th, a large crowd gathered to pay their respects, share stories, and see the unveiling of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project Greene County Memorial at the corner of Main Street and Celt Road in downtown Standardsville.

Chimney Memorial This memorial honored Greene County residents and landowners who were displaced when the Shenandoah National Park was established in the 1930s.

The Blue Ridge Heritage Project’s vision is to "develop a monument site in each of the eight counties where land was acquired to create the Shenandoah National Park; and educate visitors about the lives and culture of the people who lived in the mountains through living history presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations." Five of the eight memorials have been built.

CAAR was honored to contribute a $2,000 National Association of REALTORS® grant to this memorial. CAAR also contributed $2,000 towards both the Madison County and Albemarle County memorials.

Learn more about these important memorials: http://www.blueridgeheritageproject.com/

About CAAR

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® serves more than 1,000 real estate professionals and affiliate members throughout the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. Widely recognized as the leading voice for real estate in Central Virginia since 1925, CAAR members bring professionalism and high ethical standards to every business transaction. The Association advocates for the protection of private property rights and provides tools and technology for members to achieve expertise in serving the needs of customers and clients. The CAAR membership is committed to enriching the region’s neighborhoods by engaging in a variety of educational programs as well as community service events each year.

Vision - The REALTOR® is indispensable to every real estate decision.

Mission - To support our REALTOR® members to be professional, ethical and successful.