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Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014
The Friends of Monroe Park meet July 24
By Pam Van Scoy

Clair Huffine has just returned from a European tour with four chaperones and 24 other Liberty High School students, including Matt Nailor, Kevin Nailor, and Kelsey Mullins of Goldvein. The trip was 23 days in three countries, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. They toured Munich, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, and the Austrian Alps under the direction of Mr Edgar Soudek. Clair had a wonderful time and can't wait to travel more in the future.

Monroe Park will hold a "Virginia Rocks" program on Saturday, July 20 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On this day, the museum will focus on the rocks, gems and minerals in Virginia with a special display of these items. Everyone is encouraged to bring in any interesting rocks or minerals for the staff to identify. Call Todd at (540) 752-5330 for more details.

Grove Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 21-25. It will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is "Outriggers Island" and there will be classes for all ages. Call the church at 752-5806 for more information.

The Friends of Monroe Park are meeting on Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the park. More volunteers are needed for the Goldvein Jubilee. Come to the meeting if you would like to help. They are also looking for donations for the Silent Auction.

Sumerduck Baptist Church is having homecoming and revival services July 27-30. On Sunday, July 27, Homecoming Services will begin at 10 a.m. with a song service, worship at 11 followed by lunch. Following lunch there will be an afternoon song service. Revival Services begin on Monday, July 28-Wednesday, July 30. Services begin each night at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Brother Monroe Baldwin of Moneta, Va and there will be special music each night. Everyone is welcome. For more details, contact: Joanne (540) 439-6799 or Ruth (540) 522-7261.

Join me in sending birthday wishes out to: Bonnie Embrey on July 17, Jason Cook on July 19, Chris Pettit on July 20 and Betty Taylor on July 21.

Happy Birthday to one and all.
Have a wonderful week.
Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014
Homemakers Club meets July 16
By Pam Van Scoy

I hope you all enjoyed the Fourth of July with your family and friends. It sure was a beautiful weekend. I don't recall ever being chilly during the fireworks but I am certainly not complaining about the cooler air.

The Sumerduck Ruritan Club is hosting a Pickin' Party on Friday, July 11. The doors open at 6 p.m. Food will be available for a donation. Call Laura for more information at (540) 439-8240.

Mt. Holly Baptist Church will be having a Block Party and Vacation Bible School Kickoff this Saturday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with games, moon bounces, funnel cakes, sno-cones, hot dogs, popcorn and plenty of time to register for Son Harvest County Fair Growing the Fruit of the Spirit VBS program which continues through the week Monday – Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mt. Holly is located at 6172 Sumerduck Road in Remington. If you have questions about this event, call (540) 439-1504.

The Remington FCE Homemakers Club will be meeting on Wednesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church parish hall. The guest speaker will be Leon Williams from the Remington Press. A pot luck luncheon will be served following the speaker. All local homemakers are welcome to attend. For more details, call Linda at (540) 788-9621.

Monroe Park will be presenting "Virginia Rocks" on Saturday, July 20 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On this day, the museum will focus on the rocks, gems and minerals in Virginia with a special display of these items. Everyone is encouraged to bring in any interesting rocks or minerals for the staff to identify. Call Todd at (540) 752-5330 for more details.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to: Rebekah Seal on July 9, John Leddon on July 10 and Daniel Maine on July 12. Many happy returns to you all.

Have a wonderful week.
Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014
“Virginia Rocks” at Monroe Park
By Pam Van Scoy

Registration for the Fauquier County Library Summer Reading Program began in June. For more information visit library.fauquiercounty.gov. Or call (540) 422-8500.

Great Meadows will be holding a 4th of July celebration. The gates open at 4 p.m. There will be free children's activities including rock climbing walls, a mechanical bull and obstacle courses. Tickets for general admission are $35 per car if purchased in advance. They can be bought at Wegman's. For more details, go to http://www.greatmeadows.org .

Mount Holly Baptist Church is having a Block Party and Vacation Bible School kickoff on Saturday July 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with games, 2 moon bounces, funnel cakes, sno-cones, hot dogs, popcorn. There is plenty of time to register for Son Harvest County Fair, Growing the Fruit of the Spirit VBS program which continues through the week, Monday – Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mt. Holly is located at 6172 Sumerduck Road in Remington. If you have questions about this event, call (540) 439-1504.

Monroe Park will be presenting "Virginia Rocks" on Saturday, July 20 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On this day, the museum will focus on the rocks, gems and minerals in Virginia with a special display of these items. Everyone is encouraged to bring in any interesting rocks or minerals for the staff to identify. Call Todd at (540) 752-5330 for more details.

Birthday greetings go out this week to: Corwin Daigle on July 3, Dakota Pettit on July 5, Carol Armstrong and Lyssa Bridges on July 6 and Mike Cox on July 7. Happy Birthday to you all and Happy Birthday to the USA. Have a safe and happy Independence Day.
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