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Friday, Mar. 25, 2016
Ham and oyster dinner in Orlean
Did you see the snow last Friday? It looked like very large goose feathers as it came floating down. Thank goodness, nothing stuck to the roads.

This Sunday is Easter. The usual sunrise service will be held at the Orlean Cemetery at 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast at the Orlean United Methodist Church.
Services at Leeds Episcopal Church will be held at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Easter morning.

The ham and oyster dinner will be held at the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department on Saturday, March 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. Come and enjoy the meal prepared by the volunteers. There will be the usual assortment of wonderful desserts prepared by our neighbors plus all of the fried and raw oysters, ham and veggies that you care to eat. Come early to get a good seat. Items for sale will also benefit the new building fund.

We are continuing to recuperate and are making good progress. Hope to be released soon.
Friday, Mar. 18, 2016
Leeds Episcopal to hold a rummage sale
Good morning. Greetings on a drizzly morning. Our avid gardener friends are busy making their plans and tending to the little seedlings which have already started.

The folks at Wesley United Methodist Church would like to thank everyone who attended the benefit dinner for Waterloo Church on Saturday evening. Those who attended were most generous with their donations.

All of this gracious outpouring is appreciated so much by the Waterloo Church congregation.

Happy anniversary to Alice and Herman King who are celebrating thirty-six years together this week. Their daughter, Melissa, is also celebrating her birthday.

The Leeds Episcopal Church ECW will hold a rummage sale in the Leeds parish hall on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be treasures and bargains galore. Come check it out.

The Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will have its monthly breakfast on Sunday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please come to enjoy the meal prepared by the volunteers who are here for us every single day. Also, the ham and oyster dinner will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thank you again for all of your kind messages for my recovery. These really help.
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
Taco and burrito dinner at Wesley Chapel UMC
Next week is Labor Day and we urge folks to be very careful on the roads. We note that it seems difficult for drivers to observe the speed limit through the village of Orlean. A great deal of work went into deciding what speeds are safe and trying to keep walkers safe here. Please slow down as you pass through and enjoy the scenery.

The men at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church are putting their cooking skills to the test on Friday, Sept. 25. They will prepare a taco/burrito dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with the proceeds helping to support church ministries. The meal will include dessert. A free will offering is requested. These fellows really know how to cook so it should be good. No dishes to wash, ladies.

The Orlean Community Trail System will have the annual Barn Dance and pot luck dinner on Saturday, Oct. 17. Save the date. Details to follow about location and other plans for this event.

Election time is coming. If you have not registered to vote, there is still time. We urge you to consider the candidates carefully and exercise your right to express your preferences. Marshall District will elect a new Supervisor, Fauquier County will elect a Sheriff and the Marshall District will elect a representative to the Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Mark the calendar for Hume Day on Sept. 19 and Celebrate Orlean on Oct. 3.
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