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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary Ann Marie Stringfellow

In 2004, the Country Club of Culpeper celebrated its 50th Anniversary. During a special ceremony, honoring and attended by several of the original members, Anna Marie Stringfellow - one of the founding members - shared some of her stories of the past with us.

How it all started...
At a social gathering in early 1954, a group of town residents commented that Culpeper needed a Country Club for folks to entertain visiting guests as most homes could not accommodate large numbers of friends and relatives.

On February 21, 1954, a meeting was held at the Lord Culpeper Hotel at which time E. Jackson Eggborn agreed to serve as a temporary chairman. Two days later, he set up a meeting of prospective stockholders and Judge Burnett Miller was asked to prepare a Constitution and By-Laws. Subsequently, a Board of Directors was formed and on March 10, 1954, the Tolson family deeded a 58 acre tract of land to the Culpeper Country Club, Inc.; thus the birth of the Country Club of Culpeper.

About the Clubhouse

Built sometime in the late 1920's, the Country Club of Culpeper Clubhouse was recently renovated in January 2004. For over 50 years, the Clubhouse has accommodated many business events and family celebrations. It houses a Restaurant/Grille, Ballroom with seating for up to 100 with an adjoining covered outdoor deck. It also boasts an inviting Living Room with a fireplace and seating for a cozy chat or shared drink, a Card Room for Bridge and Poker players, and a well-appointed Fitness Center. The large Front Porch and spacious lawn overlook the challenging 18-hole golf course and Simpson’s Lake.

July 11, 2004 - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

The day was shared by members of all ages who enjoyed food and drinks at 1954 prices, old time Rock and Roll music, a clown, magician and Moon Bounce for the kids, antique Car Show, golf, tennis and pool activities for all ages.

A special Founder’s Day Luncheon was held to honor many of the Founding Members and their families and guests. This was followed by a ceremony where the honorees were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation, and a Brass-Plated Membership Card, amidst several speeches, by T.I. Martin, first Men’s Club Champion, Anna Marie Stringfellow, first Women’s Club Champion and Fred Gordon, long-standing Tennis Champion, highlighting and sharing memories of the Club’s past 50 years. A framed copy of the Original Menu was presented to the Club.

There was also a charge to the current members, by Win Carithers, current President of the Board of Directors, to continue the growth and development of the Club for our new generation of members and their families.

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