Patrons must have cans checked and payment made before leaving the cannery
BEDFORD COUNTY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURY TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY THE CANNING OPERATION
Congratulations to the winners of the State Farm Blue Ridge Bowl: Rustburg 7&8's Boonsboro 9&10's Bedford 11&12's The amount of Canned goods donated was insane! Thank you to everyone who donated to help those in need.
The State Farm Blue Ridge Bowl is Saturday! Come out to support the Bedford County Champions. 10:00 AM Forest vs. Rustburg 7&8's 12:00 PM Appomattox vs Boonsboro 9 & 10's 2:00 PM Bedford vs Rustburg 11 & 12's
Copied from another parent - please respond to this ridiculous, unprofessional conduct of the Rec Dept. Long post and I am not one bit sorry for it. Do you often wonder why kids either leave the Bedford Rec, or play for other areas such as Goode or Forest? Let me share with you one reason. Mike is my ex husband and therefore that probably makes me his biggest critic. He is hands down THE best coach in the Rec league, any age group. He is amazing with the kids he coaches. He meets each kid on their own individual level, from highly skilled to anxious and learning a new sport. They all love him. Never has a parent of one of his players complained about him. In the past two years alone, his team lost 1 game total and brought home 2 championships. He is one of the very few coaches in the system that teaches SKILLS to his players. He teaches them sportsmanship, for example, more than once he called a time out when one of players (Ayden once) got a steal and was on a fast break, just to make sure we weren't running the score up. Other games that weren't even close he would only allow the players who hadn't scored that game to shoot. Like any coach that is passionate about the game and their players, he does question refs and can lose his cool. Again, every coach does and no, it doesn't make it always right. He has NEVER yelled at a child on his or any other team. He is not being allowed to coach this year. He was told TODAY, November 12th. This is absolutely absurd. Yes, he had two technicals in one game and had to leave. He served his standard one game suspension and continued the season. I could sit here and rattle off many more Rec coaches that had the same. Several parents only sign their kids up because Mike coaches them. This is a HUGE disservice to those players. I emailed the Rec dept on 10/3 to ask about coaches, so I would know what age group to sign Ayden up for, to have Mike coach him. We responded back and forth and I knew what to do. Perhaps, at that time, there could have been the foresight to mention that they weren't allowing him to coach. But, not one mention. I had given Ayden various options for this winter: play for Bedford, play for Forest, he was invited to some other leagues. HE CHOSE Bedford so that he could: play for his dad, play with his schoolmates, and bring another championship to Bedford. Now, on November 12th, it is obviously too late to get him into anything else. We have given Ayden the choice to play this season if he wants. I've told him that this would be the very last time he participates in any Bedford Rec program. I will in no way support the Bedford Rec programs, other than getting through this season, if Ayden chooses to play. If Ayden is out there, know it is ONLY because he chose it. I will end with this: -There are coaches (yes, plural) for Bedford that are convicted felons. But, Mike can't coach. This should piss you all off. -Numbers continue to drop for kids signing up. But, you are losing your best coach. -Mike has probably about 15 yrs coaching experience (including B-team for LHS). -Yes, I am voicing my complaints directly to them as well. -Why was this decision made Nov 12th, which has made it IMPOSSIBLE for parents to choose another option for their players. -One of their employees told a parent of one of our players this past Saturday that Mike wasn't coaching. They told Mike today. Unprofessional. I am not posting this for comments, or the hateful messages I will get. I am posting because you all should know how this works. Bottom line-The kids who play basketball in Bedford are the ones that will be affected.
For more than 50 years Bedford County has operated a community cannery at New London Academy for the benefit of gardeners who want to preserve their harvest. (Besides produce, the cannery can also preserve meat, by appointment only). The cannery accommodates #300 and #2-1/2 cans and provides the work space, sinks and supplies. The cannery is open to everyone, whether they live in the county or not.
- Instructors may instruct each user in correct canning procedures
- Instructors are not permitted to do canning for anyone.
- All food containers (cans) must be marked with the patron number assigned.
- Responsibility for marking is the responsibility of the patron
- Each patron must clean up after each operation and remove garbage, wash equipment and leave area clean by washing tabletop and sink.
- Processing procedure, time or temperature will NOT be changed. Recommended procedures and processing schedules observed.
Required. Preparation and processing procedures in the cannery must conform to state food regulations for community canneries.
- People using facilities must observe safety precautions (steam is dangerous if not properly handled). Violators will be asked to leave.
- Children under age 15 will not be permitted in the processing room
- All patrons must observe strict sanitary practices. Wear clean protective clothing (no shorts or halters), closed toe shoes, hands clean, long hair pulled back and secured. No smoking, tobacco chewing or spitting in drains allowed.
- No off-grade or spoiled products shall be canned or brought into the cannery. Excessively dirty produce shall be washed at home prior to cannery appointment.
- Patrons must bring sufficient help to prepare and process food within allotted time.
Each patron is expected to follow through completed canning operations. Be sure to remove containers of food from retort basket or crate as soon as crate of canned foods are removed from cooling water bath spray. No equipment, pots, pans or utensils are to be removed from the cannery.