Community News & Events: Sept. 28


John Handley High School Choir Boosters will hold a bingo fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The event will feature bags by Coach, Vera Bradley and others. There will also be basket raffles and door prizes between games. Information, tickets: handleychoirboosters@gmail.com.


The Front Royal Little League Challenger Team, for ages 5 to 18 with physical and/or mental disabilities, will hold a bowl-a-thon from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Front Royal Bowl Center. The cost is $25 per bowler.

Money raised will benefit players to attend the Challenger Tournament next May in Norfolk. Information: Susan Mullins at sleaguemullins@yahoo.com.


The Humane Society of Warren County will host a doll house raffle now through Dec. 15 to benefit its ALTERnate fund that pays for shelter pets to be spayed and neutered. Tickets, which are $5 each or five for $20, are available by calling 540-635-4734 or at the Society’s office at 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal.


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help prepare and assist with tax preparations for moderate-income taxpayers 50 and older.  Volunteers will work four hours weekly from Feb. 2 through April 15. Information: James Groom, wintaxaide@gmail.com or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.



The Lord’s Chapel will hold a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at 2049 Belgravia Road, Edinburg. An free-will offering will be accepted.


The Ashby family will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Marshall United Methodist Church in Marshall. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and copies of old pictures and family records for the family historians.


Response will host a candlelight walk to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at 7 p.m. Monday beginning at the Woodstock Town Gazebo where candles will be distributed to carry while walking through town.

School news

Shenandoah County School Superintendent Dr. Mark Johnston has been recognized as a ‘Superintendent to Watch’ for use of communication technology in innovative and effective ways.

Michael Hirsch was appointed as a dyslexia advisor at the Sept. 20 meeting of the Warren County School Board.

At that same meeting, the following basketball coaches have been named at Warren County High School:

• Girls basketball: Christine Simmons, varsity team; Ali O’Barto, varsity assistant coach; Zella Davis, junior varsity team; Tommi Kern, freshman team.

• Boys basketball: John Kelly, varsity team; Steve Martin, varsity assistant coach; Jontae Rollins, junior varsity team.



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