During a community potluck picnic, Robert and his wife Janet were surprised by the Newport, Virginia community to receive a beautiful metal bench dedicated to the Tuckwiller family For over 20 years, Robert has designed a tee shirt, which the Methodist Church sells to raise funds for upkeep of the Newport Community Park. The bench will be a lasting part of the park, which is a beautiful place to visit, rest and relax. Pictured also from left to right are Donna Martin, sales, Morris Fleischer, minister, and Perry Martin, Newport community organizer . .
Robert standing with his commissioned painting of "Still Waters". It was dedicated to the late Richard E. Ford of Lewisburg, West Virginia. Mr. Ford was a prominent attorney and much respected citizen of the area and state of West Virginia. The painting which features the Greenbrier River is now on permanent display at The Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, West Virginia.
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Robert was invited to meet the guest speakers at a conference in Roanoke, Virginia and present each of them with a framed copy of "Crossing with Sara". (one of his most popular prints).