Beltsville News: Blast from the Past January 2023 by Ted Ladd
(From the Beltsville News issue of January 2009)
Vansville Community Center Grand Opening
On December 8, 2009 the Vansville Community Center celebrated its Grand opening with a gymnasium dedication honoring Joseph L. Briscoe. Joseph Briscoe served as the Vansville Heights Citizen Association President for more than 60 years. He saw the need for an elementary school in the Vansville area and worked tirelessly for over 20 years to see this dream come to pass. While many were involved in the effort, it was Mr. Briscoe’s driving force that helped make it a reality.