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Friday, Mar. 25, 2016
Easter Egg Hunt at Marshall Fire
So did everyone hear about President Obama’s great tasting pie he ate on National PI day? Granted, the day was actually for pie that you eat, but Red Truck Bakery right here in Marshall provided a pie for the President, who said it was delish! And, if you haven’t been to Red Truck Bakery yet, you are missing out. There are great things in there.

Well, there are lots of happenings in our community this week, so mark your calendars….

There will be a Maundy Thursday Service on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. On Easter Sunday at 6:15 a.m. come for a joint Sunrise Service with Trinity Episcopal Church located at 9108 John S. Mosby Highway, Upperville. Breakfast will be served at Mt. Olive at 8 a.m., with 9 a.m. service following.

Visit St. Mark’s United Methodist Church for their Good Friday Worship Service on March 25 at 6 p.m. at 6451 Main St., The Plains. Join them on Easter Sunday for their Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.

There is an Easter Egg Hunt on March 26 at 11 a.m. at Marshall Volunteer Fire Department. Bring your basket and look for the golden egg. And, we will have a visit from SomeBunny important!

There will be an Open House at Schoohouse #18 on Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come on by and visit this wonderful treasure and view the beautiful gardens.

Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue is hosting their annual Ham and Oyster Dinner on Saturday, March 26. You won’t want to miss it. There will be lots of great food. The dinner will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at 6838 Leeds Manor Road, Orlean.

Not an early riser? Don’t think sunrise is all it is made out to be? Come celebrate Easter at Longbranch Baptist Church in The Plains. Worship service at 10 a.m. and then enjoy a delicious brunch that follows. We welcome you to come and enjoy the fellowship of those who value their sleep.

On Easter Sunday Grace Bible Church, 4387 Free State Road, Marshall, will be having a Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. (outside, weather permitting), followed by a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with nursery provided. There will be Kid’s Church during the 10:30 a.m. service, with some fun activities.

Marshall Baptist Church will host their Good Friday Communion Service on March 27 at 7 p.m., Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. at Moreland Farm, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. and traditional service at 11 a.m.

Please remember – no March breakfast at Marshall Volunteer Fire Department, so that all of our volunteers can enjoy their Easter with their families.

Happy birthday to:

March 24: Billy Moffett; March 25: Jennifer Jones Sechrist and Becky Bailey; March 26: Nancy Jackson and Marshall Beeler; March 28: Katie Leake; March 29: Sandra Cole and Dorothy Testerman; March 30: Carolyn Strong.

Happy Easter – enjoy your family.
Friday, Mar. 18, 2016
Ham and oyster dinner in Orlean on March 26
Come join Mount Olive Baptist Church (2932 Atoka Road, Rectortown) for their Lenten Service on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 pm. Rev. Nathaniel Harpe, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Remington will deliver the preached word.

Come and enjoy an evening celebrating the green and supporting the Food Fight - The Battle to Fight Hunger with your donations. Wear your best green outfit, prizes will be given, enjoy a dinner of Fish and Chips, Saturday, March 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Long Branch Baptist Church in The Plains. Five million meals will be packed in 3 days on May 13, 14 and 15 through Feed My Starving Children. Call Pastor Frank (540) 937-4910 for more information.

If you are looking for a working antique organ, Ann King (located in Orlean) has one. Please contact her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Easter is early this year (March 27), so here is a bit of information:

Easter egg hunt at Marshall Volunteer Fire Department on March 26 at 11 a.m. Bring your baskets and see how many eggs you can find!

No monthly breakfast at Marshall Volunteer Fire Department on March 27. We want our volunteer family to be able to enjoy Easter with their families. But, we’ll see you in April.

Marshall Baptist Church will have a Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. on March 27.

Grace Bible Church will also have a Sunrise Service @ 6:45 a.m. on March 27.

More information about these events next week.

Don’t forget about the Orlean Volunteer Fire Department’s Ham and Oyster Dinner – they’ll be cooking up some good food on March 26 starting at 4 p.m.

Let’s share some birthday love with Jim Helm on March 20 and Billy Thomas on March 23.

Hope everyone has a great week and keep those cards and letters coming.
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.
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