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Colonial Beach Foundation

A 501(c)3 - Charitable Organization in town, the Colonial Beach Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and beautification of our beautiful riverside resort area.

In 2016, they began transforming the former Lions Club post at 717 Marshall Ave. into a Community Center for the town's residents. 

Founded in 2005 and chaired by Dr. Peter Fahrney, the group has many important projects in progress, such as trying to implement seeking state and national designations for an historic district. The town was founded way back in 1867, after all. They also worked in conjunction with the local Rescue Squad on the Hug-a-Bear Project, which seeks donations to provide color-coordinated teddy bears to the Rescue Squad, Police, Fire, Ministers, Funeral Homes and Social Services. The bears are for distribution to comfort children who are dealing with tragedy, emergency or other needs.

The group also helps to secure scholarships for local students so that they are able to attend 4H Camp in the summer.

They were able to help facilitate one of the ideas I submitted, the LOVEwork scuplture on the Boardwalk.

Eric Nelson became the group's President in 2019. It was also around this time that the name was modified to include the word Community.

One of the past fundraisers to raise money for the organization is the "Party on the Potomac" benefit on Town Hill held in the summer time which featured bands, food and fun activities. That event also benefit groups like Project Colonial Beach.

Other fundraising events included the annual Town Trolley Tasting Tour and for a few years beginning in 2014 was the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater which took place at the end of October.

Colonial Beach Foundation

If you'd like to help this group continue their fine work, contact them at PO Box 375, Colonial Beach, VA 22443, e-mail or visit their website at

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