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Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
New restaurant opens in The Plains
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend – does this mean that fall is really coming so quickly?

Front Porch Market & Grill in The Plains opened its restaurant and upscale market in the historic town of The Plains on Sept. 1. Featuring local culinary artisans, fine wines and craft beers in a revitalized setting, the restaurant will serve as a neighborhood rendezvous for a casual lunch experience and fine dining in the evening seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Individuals may sign up for the newsletter via its website http://www.frontporchtheplains.com phone, (540) 253-2018 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Stop by the Community Health Fair on Sept. 12. It's a great event held at the Marshall Community Center.

Marshall Baptist Church will host Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. followed by a covered dish luncheon. Former Pastors Sam Jones and Randy Daniels will be in attendance. The music will be provided by the Praise Band and the Gloria Choir. For directions or more information contact: Pastor Mark Bryant at (540) 316-1134.

The Church also will begin their AWANA Ministry for children ages pre-k through ninth grade on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6 to 7:45 p.m. It will continue each Wednesday evening through May 2016 with time off for holidays and spring break. Optional dinner at 5:30 p.m. AWANA leadership partners with parents to provide the opportunity for the children to learn about Jesus, His love and His gift of salvation. Enjoy music, recreation, Bible study, games and special nights and events. For more information, contact Pastor Mark Bryant at (540) 316-1134.

The John Gott Library, located behind Marshall Ford, will be open on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Happy birthday to:

Kathy Taylor, Tommy Bailey and Peggy Wine on Sept. 9, Tammy Abel, Jonah, Seth Patterson and Sally Baffa on Sept. 10, Elizabeth Gaines, Jana Patterson and Susan Lunsford on Sept. 11, Jay Herndon on Sept. 14 and Emily Henry on Sept. 15.

Happy anniversary to:

Mark and Bonnie Chatelain and Dean and Judy Dodson on Sept. 13.

Upcoming events:

Coleman Fall Fair, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school
WWII Canteen Dance - Friday, Sept. 25, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Marshall Community Center
Homecoming at Long Branch Baptist Church Sept. 20, 11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Fire department’s breakfast is Jan. 25
by Brenda Payne

I hope all is well with everyone and that we all have survived the first snow of the season and the icy rain – a few days of school have been missed – hope the school board had plenty of days banked, so the kids won’t be going to school until July.

Mark your calendars for some fun and food - Marshall Community Fun Night - First Annual Chili Championship featuring a cook-off between Claude Thompson Elementary, Coleman Elementary, and Marshall Middle schools on Friday, Jan. 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Marshall Middle School. Free to the public. Donations accepted at the door. Entertainment by the Elizabeth Lawrence Band, plus activities for all ages – moonbounce, open gym, face painting and movie time. For more information, contact Elizabeth at (540) 272-0390 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Claude Thompson Elementary School's PTO is holding an indoor yard sale at 3284 Rectortown Road in Marshall on Saturday, Jan. 31 in the cafeteria from 8 a.m. to noon. $25 if table is provided; $20 if you bring your own. If you would like to reserve a spot, contact Carla Rogers at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (540) 364-7485 by Friday, Jan. 23 for more details.

Don’t forget about the monthly fire department’s all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 8 to 11 a.m. Come hungry for bacon, eggs, sausage, gravies, apples, scrapple and more. The address is 4160 Rectortown Road in Marshall.

Let’s show some birthday love to:
Ruth Drone, who turned 94 on Jan. 12. We need to give some get well wishes to Mrs. Drone too – so please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery.
Lynn Windingland on Jan. 14
Judy Windingland on Jan. 15
Renita Bland on Jan. 16
Gavin Robertson on Jan. 14
Cassie Taylor Waln on Jan. 15
David Carter and Justin Carter on Jan. 19

We hope all of you have a wonderful day.

Keep your news and events coming. Thanks for everyone’s support. Have a great week.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Swing band returns to Marshall
By Brenda Payne

Hello neighbors – can you believe that school starts next week? Where did the summer go?

Check out the upcoming happenings:

Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry, sponsored by Mount Olive Baptist Church, serves as an outreach program for Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William counties. The pantry will be open Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2932 Atoka Road, Rectortown. This pantry serves as a supplemental food assistance, of non-perishable items, for low income families. Check out their web site: http://www.mtolivertown.org for more details.

Summertime Swing! is here on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Marshall Community Center. The Silver Tones Swing Band will be the featured entertainment at the third 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, you get an introductory/refresher swing dance lesson, refreshments, and live music, put on by a 17-piece big band with jazz vocalists. Popular songs you’ll hear will include Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Leap Frog, Sing, Sing, Sing, Sisters, Let's Dance, American Patrol, Pennsylvania 6-5000, and Mambo Italiano, among many others. Grab your partner and swing, or just sit back and listen to some great music. Either way, you’re sure to have a fantastic time. Call the Marshall Community Center at (540) 422-8580 for more information.
Mark your calendars for these exciting events:

• September 2 from 9 am to 2 pm – The Second Annual Health Fair at the Marshall Community Center. Contact the Community Center at (540) 422-8580 for details.

• October 4 – The Second Annual Marshall Fall Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy games, food, the Fire Department’s Open House, just a great day for fun. Vendor spots still available. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• And, it’s never too early to think about Christmas! The Annual Christmas Parade is Dec. 6. Start thinking about your entry now.
Happy Birthday to:

Susan Vicidomini on Aug. 14, Barbara Cooke and Everett Corbin on Aug. 15, Kim Henry, Jen Colbert and Melody Glascock on Aug. 18, Rev. John Winter and Alberta King on Aug. 20.

Happy Anniversary to:

Joy and Jay Herndon on Aug. 14, Donna and Everett Corbin on Aug. 15.

Have a great week!
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