Towns & Villages Column by Brenda L. Eggleston
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013
Have fun Saturday at the Family Fun Day
What another beautiful weekend. I got lots of yard work done, and I think I found "Slim's" home. Slim is the black snake that loves living around my house. I'm going to work on that next week.
Hope everyone had a great week and all of the fathers enjoyed their special day.
Our community is again saddened by the loss of a few of our treasured folks. Lou O'Bannon -- remember the Marshall Hardware? You would always see her there. Also, Barbara Hacker Foster, daughter of Vic and Rosie Hacker and Bobby Keyser, Raejean Keyser Mercer's dad. Our sympathies go out to their families.
Don't forget to sign your kids up for Marshall Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School, "Colossal Coaster World", June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Enter the gates for games, music, recreation, crafts, snacks and Bible study. Contact the church at (540) 364-1851 for details.
Saturday, June 22, is Family Fun Day at the Marshall Ruritan Club from 2 to 7 p.m. with bluegrass music, moon bounce, dunking booth, face painting, corn hole tournament, door prizes and bingo.
Admission is $15 for adults in advance, $20 at the door; children ages 6-12 $7, and children under 5 are free. All the proceeds benefit the club's community services, so come out for some fun and help a great cause. Call (540) 364-9586 for details.
Happy anniversary to Josh and Genna Warren on June 25 and to Shirley and Gene Beall on June 26.
Birthday wishes this week go to Peggy White, June 20; Jane Meadows Edwards and Linda Piette Robinson, June 22; Charles Frazier and Jessica Compton, June 24 and Crystal Taylor, June 26.
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013
Ruritan Family Fun day set for June 22
Hello Marshall – did anyone build an ark yet? We’ve had some rain, haven’t we?
Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day – please make sure you show your father, grandfather, significant other how much you love them – you only have one.
And, speaking of Father’s Day, Susan Grigsby, along with her daughters, Shirley, Karen and Julie would like to wish Rick Grigsby a very Happy Father’s Day.
If you are looking for somewhere to spend Father’s Day, try the car show in Warrenton on Main Street. It’s always a good time.
And, now that school is out for the summer, what’s better for the kids than Vacation Bible School?
Grace Bible Church is hosting its "Kingdom Chronicles: Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth," June 17-21. Games, music, snacks, crafts and Bible lessons are only a few of the activities your child will enjoy. Contact the church at (540) 364-3832 for details.
If your child is unable to attend that camp, Marshall Baptist Church will be hosting its "Colossal Coaster World -- Facing Fear, Trusting God" Bible School June 24-28.
Enter the park gates for games, music, recreation, crafts, snacks and bible study to tap into God’s promise to give you courage to face your fears by trusting Him. Contact the church at (540) 364-1851 for details.
Don’t forget Marshall Ruritan Family Fun Day on June 22, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring music, moon bounce, face painting, food, beverages and door prizes throughout the day. For ticket information, call (540) 364-9586.
Happy birthday wishes this week go to Pearl Cosindas on June 11; Michelle Kincaid Mercer and Dean Dodson on June 13; Clarence Bertram on the 15; Marshall Peck on June 16; and Lee Payton on June 17.
That’s about it, so until next week, enjoy each day as if it was your last.
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013
1st Friday dinner hosted by Ruritans
Wow, what a week. Humid, hot, serenading by the cicadas and severe thunderstoms. Yep, it's summertime.
Congratulations to Luke Anthony Wright of The Plains and Jessica Lynn Bower of Marshall, who were married June 2 at Northern Fauquier Park. The couple would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate their special day.
Congratulations to Brandy Leonard, daughter of Jennifer Hayes and Donnie Leonard Jr. on her graduation on June 8 from Fauquier High School and happy 18th birthday on June 6.
I see lots of parties in your future for this weekend. Your parents are very proud and the community wishes you the best of luck.
Marshall Ruritan Club has a couple of events this weekend. The 1st Friday dinner is June 7, stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. and enjoy a great lasagna dinner. And on Saturday, June 8, they are hosting a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon.
If you have questions, call Brenda Melton at (571) 501-6755. These events assist the Ruritan Club with all of its community services.
Happy belated birthday to Bob Saeffer on May 30. Hope you enjoyed your day.
Birthday wishes go to Carol Metz on June 4; Dotty Hall and Helen Winter on June 7; Katie Doeller on June 8; Carol Hackley on June 9; and Elwood Gray on June 11.
Get well wishes go to Troy Smith, who had surgery. Hope you recover quickly so that you can be back on the field with the Titans.
Hope everyone has a great week. Keep those cards and letters coming.