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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.
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Parenting classes offered by VCE
by Pam Van Scoy

January has just begun and we've already had cancellations and delays for the county schools. I'm ready for spring, how about you?

The Remington FCE Homemakers Club will be meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Newcomers are welcome.

The Fauquier Community Theater will be presenting "Wait Until Dark" Jan. 23- Feb. 1. For more details, visit http://www.fctstage.org.

The Sumerduck Ruritan Club will be having a fish fry on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The price is $12 for adults and includes fried ocean perch, cole slaw and much more.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering parenting classes beginning Jan. 26. This six week session is the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) and the cost is $30 per person/couple. For more information, please call Becky Sheffield at (540) 727-3435 or email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Friends of Monroe Park will be meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at M & P Restaurant. Come on out if you would like to support them in the coming year.

Join me in sending birthday wishes out this week to: Katherine Wright on Jan. 14, Jimmy Riley and Ronnie Stevenson, II on Jan. 16, Willie Snow and MaKenzi Baxter on Jan. 18 and Clayton Bridges on Jan. 19. Many happy returns to you all.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, here is one of my favorite quotes from him, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hatred cannot drive out hatred; only love can do that." Amen!

Have a wonderful week.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
The Friends of Monroe Park meet Aug. 14
By Pam Van Scoy

My apologies for missing last week's column. I had just returned from North Dakota and must have been suffering from jet lag. I completely forgot to write it until it was too late.

The Friends of Monroe Park will have a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. They are still in need of items for the Silent Auction for the Goldvein Jubilee. The Jubilee is quickly approaching (Sept. 6) and there will be games, great food, gold panning, pony rides and live entertainment. Please call Todd at (540) 752-5330, or come to the meeting if you would like to volunteer.

Mt. Holly Baptist Church has a revival starting Sunday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. with a concert at 1:30 p.m. presented by New Life in Christ Choir. Meetings continue Monday-Friday at 7:00 p.m. with special music each evening. Mt. Holly Baptist Church is located at 6172 Sumerduck Road in Remington. For more information, call (540) 439-1504.

The Remington FCE Homemakers Club will be meeting next Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church fellowship hall. As a special outing, the group will be eating lunch at The Inn at Kelly's Ford (in Pelham's Pub). Local homemakers are invited.

The Warrenton Chorale is recruiting Singers for the Youth Chorale Group for their upcoming "Christmas In Music" Concerts for 2014. Children need to be 9 yrs. old by Nov. 1, 2014. Music is composed for "treble" voices (soprano and alto). Concert performance dates are Dec. 4, 5 and 6. Rehearsals begin Sept. 9. For further information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.warrentonchorale.org .

The Remington Volunteer Fire Department will be having an all-you-can-eat crab feast on Saturday, Sept. 20. Advance tickets are $35 and they are $40 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at RTO Tire & Auto, the Corner Deli or from an RVFD member. Only 200 tickets will be sold so get them while you can. Call (540) 439-4390 for more details.

Just a reminder--the kids return to school next week so watch out for the big yellow school bus and the kids. Have a great week.
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