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Sponsor the Tobacco Heritage Trail

Donate to the Tobacco Heritage TrailClick on the image to the left to give a tax deductible donation today. Your gift can buy more land, build more trail and become a Friend of the Tobacco Heritage Trail! As a non-profit group we depend on funding from grant money and generous donors like you. Consider joining the Friends of the Tobacco Heritage Trail by making a financial contribution, or choose a sponsorship level to really show your support! Membership is renewed annually upon your initiation, with the exception of our “Mover & Shipper” Friends, who earn a Lifetime Membership with their donation of $5,000 or more. *Your gift is a one time donation. We do not automatically withdraw money from your account after yearly membership expires.

Trail Friend

  • Student – $10
  • Individual – $25
  • Family – $40

Sponsorship

  • Seed Planter Friends – $100+ “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Membership
    • Quarterly newsletter
    • Recognition on website
  • Harvester Friends – $250+ These are the kind of friends who are “pulling for you”.  The correct term for harvesting tobacco plants is “pulling”, not “picking”. Mixing up these terms will reveal, “you’re not from these parts.”
    • Membership
    • Trail sticker
    • Quarterly newsletter
    • Recognition on website
    • Framed sponsor’s certificate
  • Curer Friends – $500+ “Curing enhances the flavor of tobacco and increases, by reducing the moisture level of the leaf, tobacco’s preservability. This way it can be stored for a relatively long time without perishing.”
    • Membership
    • Trail sticker
    • Quarterly newsletter
    • Recognition on website
    • Framed sponsor’s certificate
    • Trail t-shirt
  • “Prized” Friends – $1,000+ After curing, historically, leaves were pressed, or “prized” layer by layer into hogshead barrels to then be shipped for sale.
    • Membership
    • Trail sticker
    • Quarterly newsletter
    • Recognition on website
    • Framed sponsor’s certificate
    • Trail t-shirt
    • Advertising on our website
  •  Mover & Shipper Friends – $5,000+ Virginia’s railroads were designed originally to transport farm products to specific ports. Every dollar you give will help the Tobacco Heritage Trail, because we’re going places with generous friends like you!
    • Lifetime Membership
    • Trail sticker
    • Quarterly newsletter
    • Recognition on website
    • Framed sponsor’s certificate
    • Trail t-shirt
    • Advertising on our website

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR DONORS

Seed Planters

John Andre

Harvesters

American Legion Post 79