Towns & Villages Column by Sarah Smarrelli
Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014
Fauquier County Fair this week
By Brenda Payne
Well, it’s the third week of July – guess what that means? Fauquier County Fair is here. Come see the giraffe and all of the other animals, exhibits, shows – http://www.fauquierfair.org
for all the details.
The Marshall Ruritan Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the three $500 scholarships, awarded to graduates of Fauquier High School: Justin Strawser, Jacob Long, and Josephine Adgate. These three scholarships are given in memory of three dedicated past members of the Marshall Ruritan Club, Henderson Glascock, Doug Keyser, and Wayne Edmonds. Congratulations to these students and best wishes as you continue your education.
Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry, sponsored by Mt. Olive Baptist Church, in Rectortown serves as an outreach program for Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William counties. The pantry will be open Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2932 Atoka Road, Rectortown. Web site: http://www.mtolivertown.org
. The Pantry serves as a supplemental food assistance, of non-perishable items, for low income families.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Homecoming on July 20. Rev. Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, Sr., Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. will deliver the morning message with worship service starting at 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Rev. Gregory L. Spurlock, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Sterling, will be the speaker for the 3:00 p.m. service. He will be accompanied by his choir and church family. Please join them at 2932 Atoka Road in Rectortown. For more information call the church office (540) 364-2380 or go to: http://www.mtoliverectortown.org
All ages are welcome to the Rectortown United Methodist Church One Day Vacation Bible School on August 2. A day of fun, activities and fellowship will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. RSVP is appreciated, but not required. Please call (540) 364-1066 for any questions or to RSVP. The church is located at 3049 Rectortown Road, Marshall.
Happy birthday to:
July 15, Donna Anns; July 17, Melissa Leonard; July 19, Julie Ross.
Happy belated birthday to Mikey Firl on June 27.
Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014
The Silver Tones Swing band coming
by Brenda Payne
Congratulations to the Fauquier Lady Falcons on their 2014 Group 4a State Softball Runner Up Title.
The Marshall Volunteer Fire & Rescue departments would like to thank the Marshall Ruritan Club members for the “Rudy Bears”. These bears will be helpful in soothing young ones when in need.
The Marshall and Orlean Volunteer Fire Departments are canceling the Golf Tournament, that was scheduled for June 21. Don’t worry, the tournament will be back next year bigger and better.
Meet local author Elaine Jean, Sunday, June 22, 1-3 pm. She will sign copies of her book, "Carpe Weekend: 52 Day Trips and Adventures near Washington, D.C." Her husband, Paul, who provided the photography for the book will also be joining her. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested. Crest Hill Antiques & Tea Room, 4303 Fauquier Avenue, The Plains (540) 253-5790.
Marshall Baptist Church is hosting their Vacation Bible School June 23 - 27, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Contact the Church at (540) 364-1851 for information.
Friday, June 27, the Silver Tones Swing Band will be the featured entertainment at the first 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 for an introductory/refresher swing dance lesson, refreshments, and live music, put on by a 17-piece big band with jazz vocalists and an Andrews Sisters vocal trio. You’ll hear Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Hold Tight, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Little Brown Jug, Begin the Beguine, Pennsylvania 6-5000, and Mambo Italiano, among many others. For information, contact (540) 422-8580.
Happy birthday to:
June 20: Susan Embrey Haley and Peggy White, June 21: Lexi Olinger who will be 14!, June 22: Jane Meadows and Linda Robinson.
Happy anniversary to Lewis & Rita Dunevant on June 21.
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
Archwood Green Barns Market is place to be on Sundays
What glorious weather we have enjoyed lately – almost feels like fall is here already, especially since local students will be back to school in less than two weeks.
Soak up the last few weeks of summer break with a walk at the Northern Fauquier Park, or try your hand at fishing in its stocked pond.
Clearly, the Archwood Green Barns Market is the place to be on a Sunday afternoon.
When I visited recently, the market was bustling with shoppers enjoying the cool weather.
This local farmers' market is overflowing with such a wide variety of offerings for everyone in the family, and those of all food persuasions.
Meat-eaters will be tantalized by the aroma of Magic Mike’s barbecue, and beef ribs roasting on an outdoor grill, while those who prefer fruits and vegetables can get their fill at Hess’s produce stand, which even offers samples of peaches, tomatoes, summer apples, and more.
Sorry IGA and Food Lion, but the Green Barns sure beats supermarket shopping. Where else can you sample your fruits and veggies before buying? You can also grab lunch while you are shopping from the wood-fired pizza tent, followed by Sweet Peace Pops for dessert.
Be sure to visit the Green Barns market soon while summer’s bounty is readily available.
It is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also find the Green Barns on Facebook (Archwood Green Barns), and like its page to get updates and information.
Happy birthday on Aug. 10 to Lewis Yarborough.