Community News & Events for May 18

Card showers
A card shower is planned for Evelyn G. Price, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Sunday. Cards can be sent to 1192 Moreland Gap Road, New Market 22844.

A card shower is planned for David McClanahan, who will celebrate his 91st birthday Monday. Cards can be sent to 5311 Saint Davids Church Road, Fort Valley 22652.

After prom
The Central High School After Prom Committee will hold an open house from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday to preview this year’s after prom party. The theme is “Game On!”

Master Gardeners
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners will host “Special Gardens for Small Spaces” as part of its Barn Series from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown.

Attendees will learn the principles and pleasures of small space gardens. Cost is $25 per person.

Registration required by emailing gwendydog@gmail.com.

Host families needed
Horizons du Monde, a non-profit organization that provides educational travel programs for students, is seeking host families July 7-24 for 15 students from France.

The students range in age from 14 to 18, speak English, and will bring their own spending money and medical insurance.

Information: Kathleen Sheetz at 540-336-3791 or sheetzfamily@gmail.com.

College news
Olivia Ellyn Dean Helsley graduated with great honors from James Madison University on May 6.

She is the daughter of Randy and Kelly Helsley, of Edinburg, and the granddaughter of Tommy and Shirley Helsley, of Woodstock, and the late Ralph and Shelby Bauserman.

Helsley has accepted a position with United Airlines.


Christina Marie Crider graduated with great honors from Virginia Tech on May 13.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences with a minor in consumer studies.

She served on the Apparel Housing Resource Management Student Leadership Council, was the risk management chair for the Gamma Delta Sigma Sorority and volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia.

She received the College of Liberal Arts & Human Services, Family and Consumer Sciences Outstanding Senior Award and has been accepted into the career and technical education accelerated graduate program at Virginia Tech.

She is the daughter of Michael and Brenda Crider, of Maurertown.


Strasburg students Dakota Funkhouser and Taylor E. Hockman have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Shepherd University.


Kristen M. Fristoe, of Bentonville, has been named to the dean’s list at Shepherd University for the spring semester.


Nemo A. Hirschberg, of Front Royal has been named to the dean’s list at Shepherd University for the spring semester.


Jesilynn D. Todd, of Linden, has been named to the dean’s list at Shepherd University for the spring semester.

Arts Council
The Board of the Shenandoah Arts Council has announced the hiring of Tammie Limoges as its new executive director.

Current director, Jaimianne Amicucci, is leaving to concentrate full time on her own art gallery.

Limoges has served on the Shenandoah Arts Council as a committee member and more recently as a board member. She brings 20 years of professional entrepreneurial and nonprofit experience. She previously served as director of development for several large nonprofits including Girls Inc. and Up With People in the Denver area. She also served as executive director of Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and as state director for the American Diabetes Association.

The Arts Council is located at 811 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Further information: 540-247-8290.

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