Towns & Villages Column by Virginia Copeland
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Christian Women’s Club meets Aug. 14
By Virginia Copeland
David (Sonny) Baker lost his mother this past week. She was nearly 90 years old. She lived in Brandy Station and had a good life with many loved ones and friends that will miss her. Beth, her daughter-in-law, told me she was one of the sweetest ladies you could ever know. She loved everyone and especially children. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sonny and Beth and other family members as they adjust their lives without her.
Christian Women’s Club of Warrenton will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 14 at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. This month will feature Susie Jones of Huntington, W.Va. as the speaker, Kimberly Entrican, of TAG-A-LOO in Warrenton, with her craft items, and Bethann and John Rome will bring the musical program. All are invited and should call Yvonne, (540) 347-1317 for reservations.
Catlett History Day is less than two months away. Hope all in Catlett are making plans to attend this year. The history of Catlett will continue this year but the committee will emphasize “A New Catlett” as well. Also a recipe book is going to print soon and more recipes are needed. If you have an old recipe that was used by your mom or grandma and have a story to go along with it, please call or email it to the number and address above. You may also contact (540) 788-4232. The next committee meeting will be Tuesday, August 19 at the Cedar Run Building on Catlett Road at 7 p.m. If you would like to join and help out in October, call or just come on to the meeting.
The Cedar Run/Lee district monthly town hall meeting will be held Wednesday August 13 at the Cedar Run Building at 7 p.m. If you want to be informed on what is current in our community, you should attend. If more information is needed, you can contact our supervisor Lee Sherbeyn.
Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014
Ice cream social at Grace Church
By Virginia Copeland
My annual family reunion (Mitchell) was held July 19 in my home town of Sumter, S.C. Our family is getting smaller every year so it is very important to get to the reunion each year. We were a family of 14 including our parents; now there are only five of us. We were thankful that all, but one, could be there. My brother in Texas cannot travel. My brother in Tennessee is not very well but was able to make this trip. Warren did not go, just Wes and me.
The day after the reunion Wes and I drove to Georgetown where my sister-in-law and her daughter, who is a paraplegic, live. I wanted to visit with them since we were so close. After that we drove to Myrtle Beach and spent several hours on the beach and walking the boardwalk. Coming north that evening we stayed the night in North Carolina. Monday proved to be one of the rainiest days in history. After getting on Interstate 95 we could only drive about 40 m.p.h. A rest stop was a welcomed sight, so we stayed about a half hour before venturing back on I-95. But would you believe? As we came into Virginia below Emporia, the sun came out and the rest of the way home was delightful.
Congratulations to Mary Catherine (Heddings-Ennis) and Tom Samuel on their tenth wedding anniversary. They spent a few days in Williamsburg to celebrate. May you have many more.
Jean (Godfrey) Heflin was surprised by her children as they celebrated her seventy-fifth birthday. Her children used the annex at Jehoash Presbyterian church and lured her there. A great afternoon was enjoyed by family and friends. Congratulation, Jean, and we pray you will have many, many more to enjoy with your family.
Grace Church in Casanova has invited us to an “old-fashioned” ice cream social at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1 at the parish hall. It has been awhile since I have been to one of those and it sounds like an enjoyable evening. Beside all of the enormous flavors of ice cream with many toppings of your choice, there will be planned board games and card games to engage in with your friends. Make plans to be there. I know you will not be disappointed. For more information, call (540) 788-1202.
Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014
Warrenton Chorale recruiting young singers
By Virginia Copeland
There will be a hymn sing in memory of Virginia “Snook” Longerbeam tonight, Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Midland United Methodist Church, 5435 Midland Road. Virginia was a faithful member her entire life to this, her church, where she played the organ for fifty years. Come out and join the family as a remembrance of this good lady.
We are invited to the Sumerduck Baptist Church homecoming and revival services. Homecoming will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday July 27 followed by lunch and an afternoon song service. Revival begins on Monday, July 28 through Wednesday July 30 each evening at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Brother Monroe Baldwin of Moneta, Va. with special singing each evening. For more information call (540) 439-6799 or
there will be reminders as the time gets closer, but jot this down on your calendars now. Time has a way of creeping up on us.