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On April 8, nearly 500 parents, grandparents, and students were welcomed by HEAV’s executive director, George Lansing, and Yvonne Bunn, director of homeschool support, at the Library of Virginia in Richmond for the sixteenth annual HEAV Homeschool Day at the Capitol. This beautiful spring day was filled with both sunshine and families eager to learn about state government and the legislative process.

HEAV lobbyist Bob Shanks gave a review of important legislation from the 2010 session. Afterwards, Delegate Christopher Peace (Mechanicsville) and Delegate Bob Marshall (Manassas) addressed the parents and students concerning the purpose of government and how to become involved.

HEAV scheduled tours of the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Executive Mansion, and the Museum of the Confederacy, as well as special chamber presentations, so as families filed into the Library of Virginia, they chose which tours to attend. Later in the day, many enjoyed a scavenger hunt on the Capitol grounds, while others obtained a bird’s-eye view of the Capitol and the Richmond skyline from the City Hall observation deck. It was a perfect day with lovely tulips greeting families along the Capitol walkways as they made their way to the day’s events.