Towns & Villages Column by Pam VanScoy
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
Goldvein Jubilee coming soon on Sept. 7
Today is National Creamsicle Day, so please be sure to indulge.
There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Bealeton on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon until 4 p.m. Bring any unwanted paint, herbicides, spray paint cans, etc. to the Liberty High School parking lot so they can be disposed of properly.
If you have questions about this event, please call the Fauquier County Department of Community Development at (540) 422-8210.
Sumerduck Baptist Church would like to invite the community to its Spaghetti Dinner on Aug. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come out and enjoy a great meal.
Donations will go in the building fund. For more information, contact John at (540) 547-9613 or JoAnn at (540) 439-6799.
The Goldvein Jubilee will be here before you know it – Sept. 7. This is the main fundraiser for the Friends of Monroe Park, and all proceeds go toward the improvement of the park.
Carriage rides, pony rides, a silent auction, games for the kids, gold panning and more will be available. There is no admission charge, but tickets will be sold, as well as great food.
Live entertainment will be held throughout the day and is free, too. Local businesses that would like to make a donation for the silent auction or a door prize are asked to call Todd at (540) 752-5330.
The Remington Volunteer Fire Department is planning an all-you-can eat crab feast for Sept. 21. Tickets are $30 if purchased before Aug. 17 and $35 after that date. A limited number of tickets will be sold.
Tickets can be purchased at RTO Tire & Auto, the Corner Deli or from RVFD members. Call (540) 439-4390 for more information.
Mount Holly Baptist Church at 6172 Sumerduck Road in Remington will hold a revival Aug. 18-23 featuring evangelist Earl Clarkson.
The homecoming/revival will be held Sunday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow and an afternoon concert at 1 p.m. featuring Lee Leak. Services continue Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. with special music.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Garrett Mullins on Aug. 15 and Matt Childress on Aug. 17. Have a great birthday.
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
The Sumerduck Ruritans plan activities
I have just returned from North Dakota. I had a wonderful time exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park, where we saw a lot of buffalo and prairie dogs.
We also toured the little town of Medora and saw a musical there which highlighted the history of North Dakota.
We then traveled down the "Enchanted Highway" which had several very large works of sculpture made from scrap metal. It was very cool.
Our next stop was the Standing Rock Reservation, where we spent a week doing Vacation Bible School for the children and adults. It's always good to be back home, though.
The Friends of Monroe Park will be having a meeting tomorrow, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. More volunteers are needed for the Goldvein Jubilee and anyone interested in helping can come to the meeting or call Todd at (540) 752-5330.
The Goldvein Jubilee will be held on Sept. 7 and this day is always filled with family fun. There will be live entertainment, face painting, games for kids, gold-panning, a silent auction, door prizes and more.
The Sumerduck Ruritan Club will be having a Pickin' Party on Friday, Aug. 9. The doors open at 6 p.m. and music will be played from 7 – 10 p.m. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for a free-will donation. Call Laura at (540) 439-8240 for more details.
Senior bingo will be held on Monday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Sumerduck Ruritan Club. Seniors 55 and over are invited to come out and play.
Everyone is asked to bring a gift bag with a small prize in it.
The Ruritans will be offering a box dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Chicken and sides will be available. First come, first served, from 5-6 p.m. Call Tim at (540) 270-5686 with questions.
The Remington Volunteer Fire Department is planning an all-you-can eat crab feast for Sept. 21. Tickets are $30 if purchased before Aug. 17, and $35 thereafter.
A limited number of tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased at RTO Tire & Auto, the Corner Deli or from RVFD members. Call (540) 439-4390 for more information.
Birthday wishes go out this week to: David VanScoy on Aug. 7, Bernie Carroll on Aug. 11, Jackson Maine on Aug. 12, and Bryan New on Aug. 13. Many happy returns to you all.
Have a wonderful week.
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2013
Focus group meets at Bealeton Depot
August begins tomorrow and another summer is almost finished. I do hope some of my readers will email me with news of their vacations.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Taya Busby and Christine Jarman on July 31, and Christian Fox and Sherry Massey on Aug. 2.
Morrisville United Methodist Church will be having vacation Bible school Aug. 1 - 5. Their theme is "God's Everywhere Fun Fair. For more information, call (540) 439-2594.
The Fauquier County Library will be holding a community focus group on Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Bealeton Depot. The purpose is to solicit information about services and the direction of the library. The focus groups are open to the public and interested members of the community are invited. This information will help the library in the development of its five-year plan. Call Lisa at (540) 422-8518 for more details.
The Friends of Monroe Park would like to invite anyone interested in helping out at the Goldvein Jubilee to come to their next meeting. It will be on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
The Sumerduck Ruritan Club will be having a Pickin' Party on Friday, Aug. 9. The doors open at 6 p.m. and music will be played from 7 – 10 p.m.
Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for a free-will donation. Call Laura at (540) 439-8240 with questions about this event.
Have a great week.