Fry's Spring Beach Club celebrates 100 years, looks toward diversifying
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- This year marks a special milestone for Fry's Spring Beach Club; it's honoring its 100th year of being in operation.
FSBC was created in 1921 as one of the first big pools around Charlottesville.
The centennial was celebrated with a live music concert, and all proceeds from Saturday's event will go toward supporting the beach club's nonprofit, Fry's Spring Next Century.
The nonprofit offers memberships and summer camp scholarships for under-represented families and children.
Robin Wrightson, the executive director of FSBC, says the organization is aiming to address past inequities and have a membership that better reflects the community.
"For much of our first century of operations, we denied membership to people of color, so now as we move into our second century of operations, we are determined to put a better foot forward. One of our goals is driving diversity at Fry's Spring Beach Club," Wrightson said.
FSBC has about 600 memberships. If you'd like to donate to the nonprofit, you can do so through its website.