FAUQUIER COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION INDUCTS TWO INTO HALL OF HONOR
May 15, 2018 WARRENTON, VA –The Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Board inducted two individuals into its 2017 Hall of Honor at a ceremony held May 14, 2018 at The Retreat at Eastwood.
Carl A. Bailey
Ronald L. Scullin
Carl Bailey was honored for 28 years of dedicated service on the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Board including 17 years as Chairman, and for advocating for children to participate in recreational activities. Mr. Bailey also worked quietly with benefactors to provide a wide variety of recreational facilities for all ages and was instrumental in the development or improvement of many recreational facilities, including Monroe Park, Marshall Community Center, Larry Weeks Community Pool, Warrenton Branch Greenway, the Northern, Southern, and soon-to-be-constructed Central Sports Complexes, Vint Hill Village Green, and School House #18. “Fauquier County has Mr. Bailey to thank for his vision and creation of Fauquier Youth Baseball in 1975,” said Parks and Recreation Board Chairman Donald Johnson. His directorship through 1988 provided Fauquier Youth Baseball with valuable leadership needed to create a durable organization. He continues to be a staunch advocate for children to be able to participate in all recreational programs regardless of the ability to pay. “Carl Bailey’s dream is to see the southern and central sports complexes opened and usable before leaving the Board” added Donald Johnson, who noted “From the first time we met, Carl Bailey’s mantra was ‘we are doing this is for the kids,’ and he still says this in meetings now.” Reminiscing over the years served on the Parks and Recreation Board, Mr. Bailey said, “It’s been a long time and a lot of fun.”
Ronald Scullin was recognized for his diligent volunteerism to the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department for over 20 years through presentation and interpretation of the historical significance of the railroad to all citizens. Ron volunteered as a leader of the Piedmont Railroaders, which accomplished a three-year project to ultimately move the Norfolk & Western Railway Caboose #518554 to the Warrenton Branch Greenway. He also served as head of the Friends of the Warrenton Caboose, conducting thousands of hours of railroad history research and collecting and displaying hundreds of historical artifacts. Mr. Scullin also arranged for the resources to restore and maintain the vintage Caboose, often voluntarily staffing the Caboose during regular public openings, open houses, and during holiday events sponsored by the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department. He also oversaw the design of two interpretive display signs for the Warrenton Railroad Turntable. His endeavor to make railroad history via the Caboose will benefit future generations of citizens. Acknowledging the Parks and Recreation Board’s honor, Mr. Scullin said, “My original goal was to spend maybe six months on this project, and then I got hooked, and as they say, the rest is history.” “Thank you, Ron, for preserving the history of the Caboose for many generations to come. The Caboose has become a focal point in the Warrenton community to both the residents and tourists,” said Clayton Lescalleet, Scott District representative on the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Board.
Inductees were selected for their outstanding contributions to further the mission of Parks and Recreation. Those honored worked in partnership with the people of the County and the Department and enhanced the quality of life for all people in Fauquier County. Their leadership has helped assure high quality recreational facilities and services for all citizens and preserved local history.
2018 nominations will be accepted beginning June 1.
The Fauquier County Department of Parks and Recreation inducted Ronald L. Scullin (l) and Carl A. Bailey into the 2017 Hall of Honor in a ceremony on May 14, 2018 at the Retreat at Eastwood. Photo Credit Alan Pon