Stanly County natives Richard and Joyce Lambert returned to Albemarle in 2005 to spend their retirement. Instead of settling for the rest and relaxation that retirement brings, the Lamberts are busier than ever. The couple has served on the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation’s Design Committee for the past ten years.
Richard and Joyce are avid gardeners who have lent their green thumbs to keep downtown Albemarle beautiful. From flowerbed and hanging basket plantings to planning for the annual Holiday Tour of Homes fundraiser, the Lamberts have played an integral role in both securing funding and providing hands-on labor for downtown beautification projects.
Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation honors Richard and Joyce Lambert with the distinction of being North Carolina Main Street Champions.