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(From a press release) Five area Girl Scout troops are sending 50 scouts to two World Association Girl Guides and Girl Scouts centers located in England and Switzerland in June.


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This is a photo of some of the Girl Scouts who will be going to Europe. Photo courtesy of the Girl Scouts

Croquet & Family Fun Day

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The Frederick County Rotary Club's fifth annual charity Croquet & Family Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at Sherando park in Stephens City.

Activities include an online and silent auction (bidding starts May 26 at http://www.fcrotaryauction.cmarket.com), pony rides, tethered hot air balloon rides, children's games, car show, live music, food and croquet.

Dancing with the Stars for a Cause

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(From a press release) Dancing With The Stars For A Cause will be held on Nov. 15. It is a fundraiser for Faith In Action, a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides transportation to medical appointments for the elderly, frail, or chronically ill.

Plans are under way for a fun-filled evening at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club including dancing, dance demos and a silent auction. Limited tickets are available for purchase. For info on tickets, sponsorships or silent auction donations, contact the Faith in Action office at (540) 536-1006.

Volunteer training offered

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(From a press release) Blue Ridge Hospice patient/family support volunteer training will begin on June 16 and continues through July 21. The training will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Hospice, 13 W. 2nd St., Front Royal.

Patient/Family Support Volunteers assist patients and their families by providing respite, running errands, and providing emotional support and companionship.

For more information and registration, contact Kelly Bucher at (540) 536-1078.

Spring Cleaning Community Shred

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(From a press release) Spring Cleaning Community Shred will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at the Southern Scrap/Williams' Recycling yard located at 370 Stine Lane, just off Martinsburg Pike.

Residents may bring up to five boxes of paper documents for free, safe, secure destruction. Boxes may be of any size and there is no need to remove rubber bands or staples.

Cost is 10 cents per pound after the fifth box. Event also open to businesses and they
will be charged a reduced flat rate of 10 cents per pound.

Event will be held rain or shine and is made possible by Secure Shred, Williams' Recycling, WINC Radio and Frederick County Recycling. Call 665-5643 or 662-0265 for more information.

Volunteers needed

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(From a press release) Faith in Action is a faith-based nonprofit program serving Winchester, Frederick and Clarke County residents who have no other means of transportation to critical medical appointments. Volunteers are needed to transport clients to dialysis, cancer treatments and other needed medical appointments.

For more information, contact the Faith in Action office at 540-536-1006 or FaithIA@Valleyhealthlink.com

Benefit planned

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A lasagna dinner will be served at 6 p.m. May 30 at the Woodstock Rescue Squad. The dinner is a benefit for Kent George's medical expenses. RSVP to (540) 459-4231 (preferred but not required).

Pet fest

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The Front Royal Federal Credit Union is holding a Pet Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at Anderson Park, 14 W. First St. and North Royal Avenue in Front Royal.

The festival will benefit the Humane Society of Warren County. Activities will include K-9 demonstration, raffles, Petco seminars, a pet costume contest, pet/owner look-alike contest, pet trick contest, Tennis Ball Bob, pet rescue groups, refreshments and vendors.

All pets are welcome. Dogs must be on a 6-foot or shorter leash (no retractable leashes) and be accompanied by an adult. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.

Info: www.frontroyalfcu.org, click on "What's New"

Camp Fantastic Golf Tournament

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(From a press release) The 24th annual Camp Fantastic Golf Tournament, which raises money to send area children with cancer to camp, is scheduled for Friday, June 6, at Rock Harbor Golf Club in Winchester. The event is expected to attract 200 golfers, according to tournament director John Riley.

Registrations are being accepted through May 30 on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $300 per team or $75 per golfer with sponsorships beginning at $600. Information is available at 888-930-2707 or at dsmith@specialove.org.

In a departure from most traditional outings, the day will be treated as two independent tournaments with tee-offs at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Golfers will have two opportunities to win a free car provided by Stutzman Chevrolet*Cadillac*Buick and Kern Motors, as well as numerous contests and drawings.

This year's event will also honor long-time supporter Chuck Maddox, who passed away last fall.

"Chuck was an avid golfer and a long-time friend to Special Love," said Riley. "He helped introduce this event to the local development community and really helped us raise it to the high-level status it now enjoys. We're looking forward to remembering him at this year's event."

Riley said that proceeds are expected to top $30,000, thanks to lead sponsorships from Patton Harris Rust & Associates, Miller & Smith, the Shockey Companies, and the Prince Frederick Group.

Special Love, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is best known for hosting Camp Fantastic, a one-week adventure for 7-17 year olds who are within 3 years of their last cancer-specific treatment. Special Love's other offerings include BRASS Camp (for BRothers And SiSters), family weekend camps, and weekends for teens and young adults. They also recently awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to young adult survivors and provide emergency financial relief to families in the Mid-Atlantic area. For more information, call 888-930-2707 or visit www.specialove.org

Girl Scouts to be honored

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(From a press release) On May 27, Girl Scout Troop 525 of Winchester will hold its court of awards ceremony at Handley Library. Girl Scouts who have earned their Gold Award will be honored at this ceremony. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting and recognizes the leadership, effort and impact girls 14-18 have on their communities. This award symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning, and personal development.

Korean War veterans group receives charter

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(From a press release) The newly formed Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313 Korean War Veterans Association received its charter on April 13 from National Korean War Veterans Association President Louis Dechert.

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[Photo at right: National Korean War Veterans Association President Louis Dechert presents the charter to the Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313, Korea War Veterans Association, on April 13. Shown here are Chapter Secretary/Treasurer Lew Ewing, Dechert, Commander Bill Scott and First Vice Commander Lew Ebert.]

Park ribbon cutting on Friday

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park1.jpgSTRASBURG -- Hometown Strasburg will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new downtown pocket park on Friday at 4 p.m.

The park, on East King Street next to the fire department, provides green space, as well as a gazebo and a "giant-sized checkerboard," for visitors and residents to enjoy, according to a press release. At Friday's event, the Rev. Rick Goeres, of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will give a blessing for the park, and Mayor Tim Crisman will announce the official name of the park, the release says.

Book sale

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(From a press release) The Strasburg Community Library is holding a large book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16-17. On sale are an stimated 5,000 books all organized by category. Prices range from 50 cents to $2. All proceeds go to the library book fund. Info: (540) 465-8464.

Spring revival

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(From a press release) A Spring Revival will be held on Sunday, May 18, at The Best Western Lee-Jackson Motor Inn, 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester. This is a benefit for the Women's Shelter for Domestic Violence. Donation of $5 at the door.

Support public education while golfing

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(From a press release) The Warren County Educational Endowment's 14th annual golf tournament will be held on June 4 at Jackson's Chase at Pine Hills Golf Club in Front Royal.

The Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department's second annual Elvin Kibler Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will fund scholarships for at least two high school students this year.

The tournamnet will be held on May 16 at the Bowling Green Country Club, north course. Check-in is at noon and the shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. There will be a picnic after the tournament.

Entry fee is $65 per player or $260 per team. Info: (540) 975-0438

Food drive

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Apple Federal Credit Union is holding a food drive throughout the month of May.

Bring non-perishable food items to the credit union between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays; 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesdays; 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturdays.

The food will go to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network, which services the city of Winchester and Fauquier, Loudoun, Frederick, Page, Clarke and Shenandoah counties. The credit union is located at 1850 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Community dinners

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The Strasburg United Methodist Church, 114 West Washington St., Strasburg, holds community dinners from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. The next meal will be served May 14. A free will offering is accepted, but never expected. The dinners are being provided to offer fellowship to the lonely, to provide meals for the hungry, and to build a sense of caring and friendship throughout Strasburg and the surrounding community.



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