It all started with the desire to honor a long time 4-H volunteer...

"Grandma" Betsy Massey Orrock was raised in Spotsylvania and graduated from Spotsylvania High School in June, 1974.  She married Robert D. Orrock, Sr. and moved to the Orrock Farm in Caroline County.  Betsy and Bobby had 3 children, Robert Jr., Lila, and Welford.

4-H was a big part of the Orrock family.  Betsy became involved in 4-H when her children became old enough to join.  She worked year-round in the local Extension Office and served as a 4-H Camp Adult Volunteer.  All three Orrock children attended camp at the Northern Virginia Educational Center in Front Royal every summer and continued on as summer staff members for several years.  Betsy and her children were in the 4-H Fashion Revue and Share-the-Fun shows and were members of the Teen Club in Spotsylvania County. 

Betsy was told she had ovarian cancer in 1997.  She fought bravely for almost 4 years.  Throughout that period, she always had a positive outlook and lived every day to its fullest.  She also continued to serve as a 4-H volunteer at camp.

Betsy graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 1989 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught Special Education at Bowling Green Elementary from 1989 to 2000 and then at Battlefield Elementary in Spotsylvania from 2000 until her death.

In February 2014, the NOVA 4-H Center will be placing an order for walkway bricks. A 4x8 walkway brick, custom engraved with words of your choice, is only $35 to include installation at the 4-H Center campfire circle.  Please consider supporting the campfire circle project - you can make a difference.

To download an orderform, please click HERE

 

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