Towns & Villages Column by Donna Rosamond
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2013
Birthday celebrations held last week
Summer is here, and it has definitely been a bit crazy so far. Family vacations and vacation Bible school are now behind us.
Now we are off to camp. This week we are headed to Camp Snyder in Haymarket for Cub adventure days. I am sure we will be hot and sweaty, but we will most definitely be having fun.
This past weekend has been full of birthday celebrations. Jessica and Patrick Coffey turned their back yard into a life-sized Angry Bird game for their sons Liam (age 5) and Kellan (age 3) birthday party. The huge sling shot was a big hit for the kids and adults.
Birthday wishes go out to both Charles Fincham and Tammy Smedley. A combined birthday celebration with kids and grand kids was held this past Friday evening and was enjoyed by all.
Matt and Kelly Innocenzi had a houseful of guests this week. Family from both Florida and New Jersey arrived in town to celebrate the Christening of our newest neighbor Baby Luca.
Remember to head over to the Fair Grounds this week for the Fauquier County Fair. There are lots of activities for the kids and entertainment for the parents on all four days. Please come out and support our county fair.
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Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013
Treat Dad to breakfast Sunday, June 16
Wow. Summer vacation is finally here. Last week was a fast and furious one at Greenville Elementary School with many activities. The week started with the Academic Achievement Fun Fair, where parents volunteered for the all-day event that included the carnival, minute to win it, cool hair station, face painting and an obstacle course for all grades.
I raced my son through the course and almost broke my glasses after I did a face plant. Needless to say, he won.
Thanks to Linda Williams for chairing this awesome event. Many parents who took time to make this event happen and the other school events enjoyed a fantastic volunteer luncheon prepared by the teachers.
Greenville also hosted the 5th Annual Hair Donation drive at the school. Debbie Brown coordinated the event and over 25 people participated, making this another successful year. Stylists from Salon Emage donated their time to cut those eight-inch or more pony tails and make us beautiful. The hair will be used to make wigs for cancer patients. I have to update my column picture as I am now sporting a bob haircut.
New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be having their annual Father's Day All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, June 16, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Fire Station Annex Building (AKA: Old Fire Station) located at 5303 Lee Highway in New Baltimore.
Prices: adults, $7, children under 12, $3, and children 5 and under eat free. The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, bacon, hash browns, cinnamon apples, and of course pancakes. Please come out and treat your father to a wonderful breakfast and help support your local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. All proceeds go directly to help the department continue to serve and protect our community.
Dig Into Reading is a free summer reading program presented courtesy of Friends of the Fauquier Library. Weekly programs for children of all ages, special family events, fun games and activities that encourage reading. Programs run from June 15, 2013, through Aug. 10, 2013. Register online at library.fauquiercounty.gov or visit any of the library branches. For more information, call (540) 422-8500.
Happy anniversary to my husband of 24 years and happy Father's Day to all dads.
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Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013
Over $200,000 raised for Relay for Life
I am feeling my age this time of year with the many graduations of my friends' children. A child that once ran around the firehouse with his dad has now completed his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
Micheal J. Doolin, son of Vince and Lorraine Doolin, graduated from Virginia Tech on May 17. Now I can say I know a rocket scientist.
Another child that I babysat and watched grow up, Stephanie Garrison, daughter of Keith and Kathy Garrison, graduates from Kettle Run High School this Friday evening.
Courtney Childers and Tyler Dekracker are kindergarten graduates from Greenville Elementary. My niece, Kaitlyn McCarroll, and Jacob Vetter are kindergarten graduates from Ritchie Elementary.
Yes, I will have tissues on Wednesday night for my niece's graduation and a towel on Friday for Stephanie's high school graduation. My little babies are growing up too fast, and I know I am going to cry a bucket on Friday.
The annual Relay for Life walkathon was held at Kettle Run High School this past weekend and what a turnout.
More than $200,000 has been raised so far for this wonderful cause.
It is a pleasure to see the community come together as one united front on the war against cancer.
Greenville Dragons for Josie were one of many dedicated teams that participated in this event. My son was excited to see his teachers, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Hume, walking and representing Greenville Elementary.
On June 8, Warrenton-Fauquier Airport will host Women Can Fly from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is an event to introduce women and girls to aviation, and will feature a variety of fun and educational activities that will culminate in a free introductory flight in a general aviation aircraft for participants.
The event is free and open to everyone, but girls or women who wish to get a free ride need to register in advance on their website: http://www.womencanfly.org
Happy birthday wishes to one of my little Bear cubs. Chris Childers, son of Dave and Kim Childers, recently celebrated his ninth birthday.
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