Towns & Villages Column by Brenda L. Eggleston
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
Cool Spring UMC hosts kids day cookout
By the time you are reading this, I will be on my way home from our annual vacation at Myrtle Beach. What a wonderful place to vacation. There was lots to do and see, and we had some great beach time. But, even with all that, it’s always better to come home to our beautiful town of Marshall. It is always nice to come home.
Looking to do something fun and free this weekend? Cool Spring Church invites you to a "Kids Day Cook Out" on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. So parents and grandparents, bring the kids and come join us.
There will be games, face painting and more for the kids and bingo for the adults with lunch for all; cookout fare consists of hot dogs, hamburgers and the fixings, plus desserts.
Cool Spring United Methodist Church is located at 3322 Cobbler Mountain Road, Delaplane. For more information, call Pastor Janet Martin at (540) 837-9031 – hope to see you there.
Make sure you put the community yard sale/craft show on Saturday Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marshall United Methodist Church on your calendar.
Contact Carol at (540) 349-1862 for outside table spaces and DeeDee at (540) 364-3514 for inside tables.
Happy Birthday wishes go to: Barbara Cooke and Everett Corbin on Aug. 15, and Rev. John Winter and Alberta King on Aug. 20.
Happy Anniversary wishes go to Donna and Everett Corbin on Aug. 15.
I know I’m probably missing some birthdays and anniversaries, and I apologize, but after all, I’m on vacation. Talk to you next week.
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
Gott Library undergoes renovations
What a beautiful weekend – I hope everyone was able to be outside and enjoy it.
Have you seen the excavation going on at the Gott Library? The Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation’s work is including a plaza with lighting, a public-address system and space to showcase the many memorial bricks purchased by foundation supporters.
There will also be a kiosk to provide information to visitors when the Gott Library is closed. A few inside changes will be done, as well. A visitor’s center in the front room will be opened, plus they are revamping all of their handicap-access entrances. I can’t wait to see the finished product.
My aunt, Marie Glascock, was such a great supporter, and I’m sad that she can’t be here to be a part of this great addition.
The Plaza will be dedicated to Mrs. Willard Scott, who is a long-time supporter, board member and financial contributor. That will take place on Sept. 21, during the foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration. Make sure you put this important date on your calendar.
Attention all hunters (young and old) – a hunter education class will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marshall Volunteer Rescue Squad Building.
The class is free to the public and fills up fast. Pre-registration is mandatory, and students are required to complete several hours of self-study prior to the class.
For information, to register or to view the self-study material, visit the VDGIF website at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education/
Walk-ins will not be accepted. All questions should be directed to lead instructor Aaron Grimsley at (703) 895-8027. A bagged lunch is recommended.
Marshall United Methodist Church on Main Street will hold a community yard sale/craft show on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are available to rent at $10 each for yard sale items outside on the parking lot and inside in the fellowship hall for all crafters.
Please contact Carol ,at (540) 349-1862, for outside table spaces and DeeDee, at (540) 364-3514, for inside tables. Coffee, water and donuts will also be available. Bring your treasures and start holiday shopping. Proceeds go to local church ministries.
And speaking of community events, I am tinkering with the idea of trying to have a fall festival of some sorts – not sure that I can pull it off for this year, but I’d like to do that.
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2013
Donated items needed for rummage sale
Hello Marshall – how was your week? Mine was great. I went to a beautiful wedding. Congratulations Ben and Emily Donohue.
Can you believe that it’s almost August? Where has the summer gone?
School starts on Aug. 19, so if you still have shopping to do, remember the tax-free school shopping weekend is Aug. 2-4. Get your lists together and save some money.
Does everyone remember the rummage sale held at the rescue squad building in December? (No, it’s never too early.) Anyway, there are a few ladies trying to revive the event, and they need your help.
Happy belated birthday to Roy Gray on July 25, Charles Myers, Jr. on July 28 and Joyce Williams on July 29.
Happy anniversary wishes go to Frank and Dottie Hall and Rick and Susan Grigsby on Aug. 5.
Happy birthday wishes go to Roberta Carter on July 31, Haley Bulmer on Aug. 1 and Emily Darrell and Kim Weedon on Aug. 5.
I suppose everyone is still vacationing. I need some news, folks, so keep those cards and letters coming. Have a great week.