Christiansburg wins Best New Program in the State for second year straight

Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 6:48 PM EDT
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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Christiansburg’s Parks and Recreation Department is being recognized by the state as the Virginia Recreation & Park Society’s Best New Program.

Helping Hands was formed as a group of about 20 volunteers who knit and sew scarves and hats for veterans, folks in nursing homes and those in need.

The idea for the group came from the town and community members wanting to give back.

This is the second year in a row the town has received this award. Last year it was awarded for its teen fire academy.

“To be able to have best new program for population under 25,000, two years in a row, just speaks a remarkable term of dedication of the staff that they have for the Town of Christiansburg and the community,” said Parks and Recreation Director Brad Epperley.

Helping Hands meets Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. outside Trinity Community Church. Call 540-382-2349 for more information.

The group is also willing to help you learn how to knit or crochet.

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