TAP to Honor Peter Lewis with Cabell Brand Hope Award

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Peter Lewis and son John who is taking over as Director at Apple Ridge.
Peter Lewis and son John who is taking over as Director at Apple Ridge.
Peter Lewis and son John, who is taking over as Director at Apple Ridge.

Total Action for Progress (TAP) has announced that founder and long-time president of Apple Ridge Farm, Mr. Peter Lewis is the recipient of the second annual Cabell Brand Hope Award.

The award will be presented to Mr. Lewis during TAP’s annual luncheon on October 18th, 2016 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Roanoke. The luncheon will take place from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Lewis purchased Apple Ridge Farm in 1975 with the intent of establishing a camp and retreat center to provide enriching, educational outdoor experiences for less fortunate children. Since then, he has given over 80,000 children the opportunity to participate in workshops, retreats and other academic programs at the farm.

An educator for 34 years, Lewis also worked for Roanoke City Public Schools—from which he retired in 2000—where he acted as co-founder of the present-day Noel C. Taylor Academy alternative education school for troubled students, among other roles.

For more information on the Cabell Brand Hope Award or TAP’s annual luncheon contact Libba Cooper at 540-767-6088.