For more information on how you can help restore and maintain this historic building, and make it more useful to the surrounding area, please contact
Florence Brown Hernandez florencehernandez
434 989 5208
GET YOUR RIDING BOOTS READY!
FALL Trail Ride September 21 - 24
Come join us for a fun filled Fall ride! 180 riders came this Spring to celebrate 30 years of riding beautiful trails in Nelson County! WE GREATLY APPRECIATE riders who have supported our community center over the years. Riders from the very first ride 30 years ago came to enjoy a memorable weekend. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces!
" No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle"
SEPTEMBER 21ST - 24TH RIDE
Come join your friends for one of the most beautiful camping trail rides on the East Coast. The Friday-Sunday ride includes three days of riding over private farmland and forests. Riders enjoy scenic mountain views, two nights of camping on the grounds of the Fleetwood Community Center, along the beautiful Tye River.
Thurs-Sun ( early arrival / camp / ride / trail lunch only )
Adult $95 Youth / Non rider $55
Fri_-Sun (camp /ride / trail lunch only )
Adult $85 Youth & Non Rider $45
Thurs-Sun (early arrival / camp / ride / trail lunch / meals) Adult $110 Youth/ Non Rider $70
Fri-Sun (camp / ride / trail lunch / meals)
Adult $100 Youth /Non Rider $60
Aged18 and all non-riders. Includes 5 hot meals, horse wash stall, and flat campground ( bathhouse under renovation).
Paid registration for the trail ride includes:
GOOD GRUB! GREAT COMPANY!
Saturday: BREAKFAST, LUNCH on the trail
DINNER at Fleetwood
You will be camping on the Fleetwood Community Center grounds alongside the beautiful Tye River.
Ride length by day:
Approximately 8 - 10 miles
Short ride: 12 - 15 miles
Long ride: 25 miles
(may include steep grades)
2023 FALL Trail Ride Information
ANNE MARIE CLARK ROBERTS
FALL RIDE 2023
Get ready for a great time!
"Community is much more than belonging to something;
It's about doing something together that makes belonging matter". Unknown
The First Annual Emilie Bruguiere
FCC Community Achievement Award
NANCY WHITEHEAD BROCKMAN received the first Emilie Bruguiere FCC Community Achievement Award. It all began with Nancy riding with Emilie Bruguiere, Elizabeth Humphries, and Karen Tucker. The four would ride the many trails Emilie created throughout her life on her family farm.
Once a leisurely ride with friends, developed into a Fleetwood Elementary School fundraiser! NOW, 30 years later it is still RIDING strong!
Now a twice annual event, FALL and SPRING, Nancy devotes MANY hours organizing FCC rides. Without complaint, NANCY AND HER CREW work diligently managing trails. Cleaning up land after storms, organizing volunteers to help shape and mark trails, being respectful to landowners is all in a days work. NANCY continues to provide riders with a memorable ride through a beautiful part of Nelson County.
THANK YOU NANCY!
THE PET PARADE
ALL KINDS OF FUN!
IS COMING UP... JUNE 3, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
VETERINARIANS WILL BE AT FCC
ALL PETS MUST BE CURRENT ON VACCINATIONS.
PETS MUST BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED.
PETS MUST BE SOCIAL WITH OTHERS.
READ ALL ABOUT IT READ ALL ABOUT IT READ ALL ABOUT IT
A Brief History of Fleetwood Community Center
Fleetwood's history pre-dates the Civil War, when Fleetwood Academy, located on route 655, was established in 1840. The academy was a preparatory school for students attending the University of Virginia and Mr. William Pinkerton was the principal.
Fleetwood High School was erected on part of Blue Rock Farm, near Roseland. J. A. Hughes, the owner of the property, donated the site and others donated $ 1,250 for the actual structure. This was the first high school to be built in Nelson County and the first to be accredited by the State Board of Education.
Wrights Mill and Massies Mill School were added to Fleetwood.
Students from Rose Union and Lowesville High Schools were added, rendering the building inadequate.
With money from the State Literacy Fund and the Federal Emergency Administrative of Public Works, Nelson County bought five acres of land above Cow Hollow, two miles west of route 151 on route 56 in Massies Mill, and built the present two-and-a-half-story brick school. The building housed 14 classrooms, library, music room, office, kitchen and auditorium. Former principals include Mr. Walter Hoffman, Sr., French Boone, Norman Flythe, Walter Edwards, Wayne Mahanes, George Brown, Edward Rothgeb and Malcolm Drumheller. The school served students in grades one through eleven.
The current Nelson County High School was completed. Fleetwood became an elementary school and served grades one through seven.
Nelson County schools were fully integrated. Students from grades one through three at the Fleetwood School and Massies Mill School were combined at the Massies Mill site. Grades four through six were combined at the Fleetwood site. Students in grades seven and eight around the county were moved to the new Nelson Junior High School, formerly the Nelson Memorial High School.
With the opening of Tye River Elementary School, Fleetwood and Massies Mill were no longer used as schools. Fleetwood became a community center owned and operated by the community center board.
The center hosts spring and fall horseback trail rides as major fundraisers and local religious groups have used the facility for worship functions. The fields at Fleetwood have also been host to many Dixie Youth baseball games as well as soccer games and softball practices. It has also hosted bluegrass music concerts, art activities, exercise activities, and family and class reunions.
WANTS AND NEEDS
WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!
In order to help us restore the building, we could use the following items:
tables (6' and 8', foldable, plastic, with matching chairs
ice cream machines