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June 2008 Archives

Woodstock bloodmobile

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The Shenandoah County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a bloodmobile on Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Woodstock American Legion.

Red Cross bloodmobiles

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The American Red Cross chapter will hold bloodmobiles at its Lucy L. Custer Building in Winchester on Tuesday from 1 to 7 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bloodmobiles will also be held on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Timber Ridge School at Cross Junction and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Round Hill Ruritan Club.

Narrow Passage Chapter, NSDAR observe Flag Day

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(From a press release) Four members of Narrow Passage Chapter, NSDAR, traveled to Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital on June 13 to take part in Flag Day activities honoring veteran patients at the facility.

Elaine Mowery, Emma Wagner, Anna Mae Ortgies, and Ann Hunter participated in the patient visitation. Each of the 500 patients received a small flag for bed table or window sill display, a bag of useful items including canteen vouchers, and plenty of hometown
conversation. The chapter had earlier collected 250 travel shampoos to contribute to the gift bags for the veterans.

The Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution has been observing Flag Day at Hunter Holmes McGuire in this way for 13 years. The practice began in 1996, during Mrs.
Hunter's term as state regent of the Virginia DAR.

Cash party and auction

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The Strasburg High School Ram Athletic Association is hosting a Cash Party and Auction at 6 p.m. July 19 at the Strasburg Moose. There will be a $1,000 grand prize drawing. Tickets are $25 and available at First Bank, Virginia Savings and BB&T in Strasburg or by calling Frankie Conner at (540) 975-0830.

Response volunteers needed

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(From a press release) Response, a nonprofit organization providing services at no cost to domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Shenandoah County, is looking for volunteers.

Positions available include volunteer court, shelter and hotline advocates. Victim companions and administrative and children/youth volunteers are also needed.

Volunteer training will begin at 6 p.m. June 24. Contact Jennifer Morrison for an application at (540) 459-5599 or by e-mail at suppserv@shentel.net

(From a press release) The Marion Park Lewis Foundation has awarded $153,000 to organizations and individuals.

More than $114,000 was awarded to individuals. Recipients are:

Jaely Chamberlain, Marina de Medici, Michael Drake, Geraldine Kiefer, Gaven Largent, Leslie Mathis, David McCormick, Beverly Pearce, Lindsey Perrault, Jessica Seelinger, James Shepherd, Jr., Jacquelyn Zehring of Winchester; Christopher Bloom, Samantha Clark, Bryanna Demerly, Patricia Epperson, Victoria Goldizen, Olivia Myers, Ariana Myers, Cody Oher of Frederick County; Megan Burns, Rachel Herbaugh, Andrew Leach, Elizabeth Lukens, Aryana Montini, Joette Orndorff of Clarke County; Behbinn Egger, Nastassia Lee of Warren County; Caitlin McAvoy, Berkley Todd of Rockingham County; Sarah Wingard of Harrisonburg; Carly Anders, Tiffany Bovard, Megan Henshaw, Kristy Koppenhaver, Sidnie Stevens, Stephanie Wood of Jefferson County; Alivia Ayers, Sara Bivens, Kaitlin Farrell, Brittany Greenfield, Keleah Kidwell, Sara Sibole of Berkeley County.

Organizations received more than $38,000. Recipients are:

Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville Main St., Front Royal Oratorio Society, Inwood Dance Company, Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Opus Oaks, Performing Arts Luray, Rockingham Ballet Theatre, Shenandoah Arts Council, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, Wayside Foundation for Arts, Winchester Little Theater and Winchester Musica Viva.

The foundation, which is administered by the Shenandoah Arts Council, and promotes education in the arts art-program funding for organizations. The foundation is named after Marion Park Lewis, a local businesswoman and arts patron. She was a founding member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Humanities and helped found arts organizations in the region.

The 2009 grant application deadline will be in mid-March. For more information, visit the www.shenarts.org and click on MPL Foundation.

Registration for the 2nd annual Noel Borden Memorial Golf Tournament is Wednesday, June 18.

The tournament, which benefits the Noel Borden Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Strasburg High School Athletic Uniform Fund, will be held on June 20 at Jackson's Chase Golf Club in Front Royal. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. and a shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m.

FRONT ROYAL -- (From a press release) Ressie Jeffries Elementary is asking residents to collect Box Tops for Education on General Mills products to help raise funds for the school.

The school is aiming for $1,500 from the Box Tops campaign, but they would like to double that with help from the community.

Send your Box Tops from General Mills products to Ressie Jeffries, "Attention Box Tops Coordinator," 320 E. Criser Road, Front Royal, Va. 22630.

For more information about the Box Tops fundraiser or to designate Ressie Jeffries as the school you wish to support, visit www.boxtops4education.com.

If you would like to place a mini collection bin at your office or business location to allow your customers to put Box Tops in the bin, contact the school at the address above, or call (540) 636-6824. Indicate that you would like a mini collection bin placed at your location and provide your business location and a contact phone number.

(From a press release) The Salvation Army Winchester Corps is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following sites and times as follows:

Frederick Douglas Park, 598 North Kent St, Winchester
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. June 23

Jim Barnett Park, 1001 East Cork St, Winchester
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. June 16

Quarles Elementary School, 1310 South Loudoun St, Winchester
11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. June 23

Food drive on June 7

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(From a press release) The Salvation Army Winchester Corps Advisory Board along with the Winchester National Guard will conduct a Food Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at the Food Lion parking lot,
2047 South Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester.

Donations will be used to provide emergency food boxes to those in need. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted.

(From a press release) Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon on June 7 to participate in the annual Chesapeake Bay Foundation Trash Cleanup at Raymond R. "Andy" Guest, Jr. / Shenandoah River State Park.

Volunteers will pick up trash while strolling along or floating on the river. Kayaks and canoes will be provided. Call or stop by to register no later than 8:30 a.m. on June 7.

All parking and boat usage free during the event for volunteers. For more details, call the park at (540) 622-6840.

Win a day at the fair!

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(From a press release) The Woodstock Library, 134 N. Church St., has forms for the "Read and Win a Day at the (Shenandoah County) Fair" reading incentive program. It is part of an international literacy program.

Children from age 3 can win coloring books and a ribbon and students in first through eighth grade can win free admission to the fair on Aug. 24 -- "Read and Win Day" -- and a free or discounted concession item such as cotton candy, fries, kettle corn, hamburgers and more.

To participate, pick up a form, read the books and win a ribbon to wear into the fair on Aug. 24. The rules are on the forms.

Blood drives scheduled

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The Winchester-Frederick County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold bloodmobiles at its Lucy L. Custer Building on Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A bloodmobile will also be held on Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Mormon Church.



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