Towns & Villages Column by Brenda L. Eggleston
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Swing band returns to Marshall
By Brenda Payne
Hello neighbors – can you believe that school starts next week? Where did the summer go?
Check out the upcoming happenings:
Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry, sponsored by Mount Olive Baptist Church, serves as an outreach program for Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William counties. The pantry will be open Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2932 Atoka Road, Rectortown. This pantry serves as a supplemental food assistance, of non-perishable items, for low income families. Check out their web site: http://www.mtolivertown.org
for more details.
Summertime Swing! is here on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Marshall Community Center. The Silver Tones Swing Band will be the featured entertainment at the third dance of Summertime Swing. Summertime Swing! is a series of swing dances at the Marshall Community Center, sponsored by Fauquier County Parks and Recreation. Admission is just $10, you get an introductory/refresher swing dance lesson, refreshments, and live music, put on by a 17-piece big band with jazz vocalists. Popular songs you’ll hear will include Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Leap Frog, Sing, Sing, Sing, Sisters, Let's Dance, American Patrol, Pennsylvania 6-5000, and Mambo Italiano, among many others. Grab your partner and swing, or just sit back and listen to some great music. Either way, you’re sure to have a fantastic time. Call the Marshall Community Center at (540) 422-8580 for more information.
Mark your calendars for these exciting events:
• September 2 from 9 am to 2 pm – The Second Annual Health Fair at the Marshall Community Center. Contact the Community Center at (540) 422-8580 for details.
• And, it’s never too early to think about Christmas! The Annual Christmas Parade is Dec. 6. Start thinking about your entry now.
Happy Birthday to:
Susan Vicidomini on Aug. 14, Barbara Cooke and Everett Corbin on Aug. 15, Kim Henry, Jen Colbert and Melody Glascock on Aug. 18, Rev. John Winter and Alberta King on Aug. 20.
Happy Anniversary to:
Joy and Jay Herndon on Aug. 14, Donna and Everett Corbin on Aug. 15.
Have a great week!
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
New coffee/gift shop coming to Marshall
By Brenda Payne
Summer is coming to an end. School starts in just a couple of weeks, so please drive extra careful in the mornings. Be patient as the buses pick up the children.
Congratulations to Jessica Ward for winning the 42” Television raffled off to assist Melody Glascock’s cancer fund. Thanks to all who bought raffle tickets.
Have you heard about the new business coming to town? Gwynanne Rogers and her family are opening “Little Foxes Java and Gifts” on Main Street. Full coffee house with lattes, expressos with drip coffee of different flavors, tea and hot chocolate, plus an awesome gift store for all occasions. They are hoping to be open by the first of October. Good luck and I can’t wait to visit.
Looking for something to do with your children on Saturday? Stop by Cool Spring United Methodist Church at 3322 Cobbler Mountain Road in Delaplane for their “Kids' Day Cookout” (for kids of all ages) – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, sides and desserts – face painting and games, as well as Bingo and prizes for all. It's fun and it's free. Questions or further information, call Pastor Martin at (540) 837-9031.
Get well wishes go to Vance Thompson, Ronnie Soaper, Terri Soaper and Joyce Wall – the community hopes you feel better soon and we’re always here for you.
Happy birthday to:
Josh Warren and Roberta Allison on August 7, Lewis Yarborough on August 10, Alice Payne and Kathleen Herndon Zynullin on August 11.
And a special happy 70th birthday to Brenda "Sue" Bailey from all your friends and family.
Until next week…enjoy.
Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014
Marshall Ruritan’s have dinner Friday
By Brenda Payne
I hope everyone has had a great week, so let’s see what’s going on in the neighborhood….
Our community was saddened at the death of “Junebug” Carter this past week. He was an icon of the Marshall community and will be missed.
Our sympathies go to his two children, Jerry Carter and Tina Brooks, and their families.
The Marshall United Methodist Preschool (affectionately called “MUMPS”) still has a few openings left for the fall. If you have a 3 or 4- year old and are looking for a great preschool, contact Donna Thomas at (540) 364-4111.
The Marshall Ruritan Club is having the First Friday Dinner on Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m. The menu is ham, green beans, macaroni salad, dessert, and a beverage. This dinner is sponsored by Grace Bible Church to benefit the "Kids Weekend Lunch Box" program, which is one of the many community services provided by the Ruritans. Check out the website http://www.marshallruritan.us
for more information about the Marshall Ruritan Club.
Mark your calendars for the second annual Marshall Festival coming up on the first Saturday in October. Hosted by the MBRA – we’re hoping for good weather and lots of fun. More details to follow. Call (540) 270-1795 for questions.
Happy birthday this week to Roberta Carter on July 31.
Happy anniversary to Frank and Dottie Hall and Rick and Susan Grigsby on August 5.
I know I’m probably missing lots of birthdays/anniversaries, but I’m still unpacking boxes and I’ve not found all of my files, so please forgive me.
One of these days my desk will be organized again and I’ll be a happy camper.
Until then, keep those cards and letters coming and have a great week.