Community News & Events

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Zane Foltz, who will celebrate his 80th birthday on Friday. Cards can be sent to 317 Shenandoah Ave., Edinburg 22824.

Tiny Tales
A Tiny Tales story-time program for ages 2 to 5 will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Glen Burnie House at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Rotary club
Dave King, director of athletics at Eastern Mennonite University, will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of New Market at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille. Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.

Poetry night
The Shenandoah Poetry Alliance and Friends of Handley Regional Library will sponsor an open mic poetry night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the library. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Parkes inducted
Donald Parkes, of Front Royal, has been voted into the Virginia Horseshoe Hall of Fame. Parkes began pitching sanctioned tournaments at the age of 60, winning 80 trophies and plaques over a 25-year span.

He has participated in 19 world horseshoe tournaments in the United States and Canada. He won gold medals in horseshoes, table tennis, basketball shooting and golf in the Virginia Senior Games and participated in six national Senior Games,  playing horseshoes and table tennis.  Parkes is a member of the Winchester Horseshoe Club.

School news

Strasburg native Carl Williams was recognized for academic achievements during his recent graduation from Universal Technical Institute in Exton, Pennsylvania.

He graduated from the diesel and industrial technology program with a 3.93 grade-point average and 99.98 percent attendance. He received three Student of the Course awards for earning the highest grade for that course, eight Director’s List awards and was nominated into Alpha Beta Kappa honor society.

He has accepted a position with Winchester Equipment.

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