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Friday, Mar. 25, 2016
Easter Sunrise Service at Grace Miller
There was a great turnout for the Easter Egg Hunt at Monroe Park last week. Approximately 85 kids and their families came out to hunt for eggs and enjoy the park. We were blessed that the rain held off until afternoon. Many thanks to those who donated candy and/or prizes to help make this event a success. A special thank you to Todd Bonshire, Mike and Cindy Stylianos, Terri Eagal, Sylvia Copeland and Krissy Hart for volunteering the day of the hunt.

Birthday wishes go out this week to: Debbie Day on March 27 and Mikayla Pettit on March 29. Happy birthday, beautiful ladies!

Chili and Cookies rule on April Fools. At least they do at the Sumerduck Ruritan Club. The Great Chili and Cookie Cook Off will be held on Friday, April 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This will be a fun and delicious fund-raiser. If you want to bring your own chili or cookies for the contest, be sure to arrive by 6 p.m. Or, come by and taste them all and see which one is best. The winners will be announced at 7 p.m. The cost is a free will donation. If you have any questions, call Joe at (540) 379-1062 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Bealeton Library will host Preschool Story Time on Thursday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. This story time is for 3-5 year olds and their parents or caregivers. Call the library at (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events. Remember, all county libraries will be closed on March 27.

"Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead" is being performed by the Fauquier Community Theater the next two weekends. Visit fcstage.org for all the dates and times.

Liberty Community Church will host two Easter services for the community this Sunday, March 27. A sunrise service will be held at Grace Miller Elementary School at 7 a.m. A service will be held at the church located at 11775 Morgansburg Road in Bealeton at 10:30 a.m. All services are visitor friendly. Call (540) 439-0500 or visit http://www.positivelifechange.org.

Dianne Rose is planning a day trip to New York City for April 30. The bus will leave at 5 a.m. from the commuter lot on US Route 17. Call or text Dianne at (540) 270-3260 to reserve a spot.

Have a blessed Easter and a wonderful week!
Friday, Mar. 18, 2016
Fish fry at Sumerduck Ruritan Club
I certainly have enjoyed our little taste of spring last week. I sure hope it continues a little longer.

Tomorrow, the Friends of Monroe Park will be meeting at 6 p.m. They will be preparing for the Easter egg hunt. Donations of wrapped candy and volunteers are needed. Please call Todd at (540) 752-5330 if you would like to help. The egg hunt will be held this Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. This is a free event but participants are asked to RSVP by calling the park. The inclement weather date is March 26.

Also, on Saturday, March 19, the Sumerduck Ruritan Club will be having an All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. In addition to the fish, there will be cole slaw, applesauce and freshly baked cornbread, iced tea and coffee. Call the Ruritan Club event line for more information at (540) 445-1714.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will present the musical, "Redeemed", on Sunday, March 20 at 6 p.m. The community is welcome to attend.

Half-Pints Story Time will be held at the Bealeton Library on Wednesday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. This is geared towards 13-24 month old children and their caregivers. Preschool Story Time will be on Thursday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. This is for 3-5 year olds. Call (540) 422-8500 for more details.

Birthday wishes are being sent this week to: Davey Bridges, Donna Doucet and Nancy Huffine on March 19. Happy birthday to one and all.

Have a wonderful week!
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
Sept. 11 remembrance in Sumerduck
We said goodbye to a very special resident of Goldvein this week, Mrs. Jimmie Lou Bell. Mrs. Bell was born in 1922 and passed away on Aug. 29. She was born in Georgia and was one of the last "Rosie the Riveters." She was also active at Grove Baptist Church and the Goldvein Fire Department. Many of you will remember her as the originator of the corndogs at the Goldvein Fire Department Carnival. To me, she will always be the "Corndog Queen!" Mrs. Bell was one of the first people that I met here and she was friendly, funny and full of life. Rest In Peace, Jimmie Lou, you left this world a little brighter place.

Coming up this week:

The Sumerduck Ruritan Club will be holding a Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony this Friday. It will be at 6 p.m. at the Sumerduck Post Office. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (540) 445-1714.
A Pickin' Party will be held at the Sumerduck Ruritan Club on Friday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be music and dinner for a free will donation.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church would like to invite everyone to their Music Festival on Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase and proceeds will benefit the repair of their pipe organ.

The Goldvein Jubilee is coming on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We still need a few more volunteers. Please call Todd at (540) 752-5330 if you would like to help. There will be lots of fun things to do and see: live entertainment, a silent auction, pony rides, a moon bounce, face painting, games for kids and delicious food.

Morrisville United Methodist Church will be having homecoming on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. Reverend John Chadsey will be the guest pastor and a fellowship meal will follow the service.

Senior Bingo will be held at the Sumerduck Ruritan Club on Monday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is for "youngsters" ages 55 and up. Each participant is asked to bring a small gift bag with a prize in it.
Mark your calendars, the Sumerduck Ruritan Fish Fry returns on Sept. 26.
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