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TOL PR 2016-11-17 VRPS Awards Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release November 17, 2016 Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department Garners Two Virginia Recreation & Park Society Awards Leesburg, VA (November 17, 2016) – At the 62nd Annual Conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) earlier this month, the Town of Leesburg’s Parks & Recreation Department received two awards:  Best New Environmental Sustainability Award for the Native Tree Walk at Ida Lee Park  Best Promotional Effort – Specialty Awards for the 25th Annual Flower and Garden Festival Wineglass The VRPS’ state-wide awards program honors individuals, departments and organizations throughout Virginia who have demonstrated excellence in any of several areas during the previous year. This year, 101 applications were received vying for awards in 14 different categories. The Town of Leesburg’s award nominations were judged by a jury of its peers in the 25,001-50,000 population category. The mission of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society is to unite all professionals, students, and interested lay persons engaged in the field of recreation, parks, and other leisure services in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information on the Society contact the state office at 804-730-9447 or visit them on the web at www.vrps.com. # # #