Community News & Events: Oct. 11


Registration to participate in the basketball cheerleading program will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 19 at the Warren County Community Center, 538 Villa Ave., Front Royal.

Cheerleaders must have turned 5 by Sept. 30 and may not have turned 13 by Sept. 30. Proof of age, such as a birth certificate or official school record, is required at registration for all new cheerleaders.

The registration fee is $40. Current flag/midget cheerleaders get $10 off registration on Oct. 17. An additional $30 is charged for the uniform deposit and $30 for the accessory package. Only cash or credit cards will be accepted. Assistance is available for those who qualify. Proof of income is required. Applications are available by calling LeAnn at 540-974-6484.

Cheerleaders will cheer for the Warren County Parks and Recreation junior basketball program. Practices are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in early November. Games are held on Saturdays.

Information and forms are available at www.eteamz.com/WCYCA or www.facebook.com/WCYCA.


The Central High School class of 1967 will hold a reunion at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Edinburg Fire Hall. Information: JoAnn at 459-5168 or Sharon at 984-9220.


The Strasburg High School classes of 1975 to 1990 will hold a reunion at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Strasburg Rec Center. Tickets, which will not be sold at the door, are available by calling 703-853-8729 or 436-3233.


The annual holiday writing contest sponsored by Samuels Public Library and Royal Oak Bookshop has begun.

All area youth in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to enter.

Students may submit either short stories or poems. Simple illustrations may accompany the work. A student may also submit a thematic holiday drawing, which may be selected as artwork for the Holiday Writing Contest book of winning entries.

Entry forms and guidelines are available at the library as well as in the area schools. First-place winners in each grade will receive a gift certificate from Royal Oak Bookshop.

All entries must be submitted to the library by 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. Information: 540-635-3153.


Eight members of the Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended the fall forum meeting on Sept. 15-16 in Richmond.

Members helped load a trailer with household necessities for Vetshouse Inc. in Virginia Beach, a 12-month program that helps homeless veterans with housing, food, clothing, job skills and placement and counseling.

Other service projects carried out at the meeting included the collection of old restored cellphones for women in Texas and Florida disaster areas, snack items and drinks were designated for the USO welcome centers in their Virginia facilities for traveling military and their families, and empty ink cartridges will be recycled and the funds raised sent to DAR Schools.

Narrow Passage chapter members attending the meeting included Ann Hunter, Joan Sarna, Nonna Good, Alison Shell, Karen Brown, Faye Hartfield, Cathy Holcombe and Susan Walls.


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