Community News & Events: Aug. 21

Library

Strasburg Community Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 195 W. King St.

All books will be $2 or less. Information: 465-8464 or email stlib@shentel.net.

Singspiration

Abbas House At My Church is selling tickets for its summer singspiration at 7 p.m. Friday at 23749 Old Valley Pike, Woodstock.

Featured will be performances by Gold City, Promisedland and Tony Alan Bates.

Tickets for general admission are $12 in advance and $17 at the door. Tickets for the VIP package, which includes seating in the first three rows and a meet and greet with the artists, are $25 in advance.

Information: 540-984-4359. Tickets: 800-965-9324, www.itickets.com or www.crosscountryconcerts.com.

Class

Blue Ridge Housing Network and People Inc. will offer a free homebuyer class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Farmers & Merchants Bank, 161 S. Main St., Woodstock.

Local experts will give presentations on personal finance, credit and credit issues, working with the lender, role of the real estate agent, the home inspection and the loan closing.

Certificates of completion will be given, which fulfills the education requirement for down-payment assistance programs and loan products.

Registration, information: People Inc., 540-459-6434 or vroth@peopleinc.net; Blue Ridge Housing Network, 540-622-2711 or blueridgehousi@embarqmail.com or www.vhda.com/freeclass.

Fair results

The results of the 2017 Warren County Fair 4-H Grand and Reserve Champion have been announced:

• Grand Champion: Caleb Barron, market beef, breeding gilt and market goat; Noah Kronner, market hog; Ryan Atkins, market lamb; Meredith Kronner, breeding goat; Emmalee Dunivan, poultry; Cole Meres, rabbit.

• Reserve Grand Champion: Lainey Vaught, market beef; Caleb Barron, market hog, market lamb and breeding goat; Noah Kronner, breeding gilt; Ryan Atkins, market goat; Kara Plavchan, poultry; Angel Kidwell, rabbit.

• Showmanship Champion: Ryan Atkins, beef and sheep; Jacob Jenkins, hog; Kara Plavchan, goat.

Grant

The Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District (NACD), headquartered in Strasburg, was one of 19 districts in 14 states awarded a National Association of Conservation Districts grant to boost technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects.

According to Alison Sloop, a conservation specialist with the District, the urban agriculture conservation project will harness the power of public-private partnerships to bring local food to those in need, enhance the education of local youth and empower the community to be engaged and committed to their locality’s sustainability.

NACD established the Urban Agriculture Conservation Grants Initiative in 2016 to help conservation districts and their partners provide much-needed technical assistance for agricultural conservation in urban areas with limited access to fresh and healthy foods. Since then, NACD has awarded $3 million in grants to 61 conservation districts in 30 states.

Information: James Pinsky at 465-2424, ext. 104, email him at james.pinsky@lfswcd.org or visit www.nacdnet.org.

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