DinnerThe Strasburg American Legion is hosting a baby back rib dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday. The menu includes one-half rack of ribs, coleslaw and potato salad for $10 or a full rack of ribs, coleslaw and potato salad for $15. There will also be steamed shrimp available for purchase at $10 per pound.
The deadline to place orders is noon on Friday. Orders can be placed by calling 540-465-8167 and leaving your name, order and time of pickup.
FellowshipThe Woodstock-Edinburg Active Adult Fellowship will not meet in June.
LibrarySamuels Library in Front Royal will host the following virtual programs for children:
• Summer reading clubs have begun for children and teens. Register online to log books read, complete challenges, attend virtual programs and collect badges.
• Symphony of Sound: 2 p.m., Monday for ages 6-11.
• Science Scouts: 2 p.m., Tuesday for ages 6-11. Discover what sinks and what floats.
• Pajama story times and morning story times are offered each week at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. on Thursdays.
• Sounds of Movements of Summer: 11 a.m., June 5, for children in preschool through first grade; 2 p.m., program on the story of dance.
• Books and Barks: 11 a.m., June 6.
• Painting with Carmine the dog: 11 a.m., June 8.
Programs are available on the library’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. Information: 540-635-3153 or visit www.samuelslibrary.net.
LibrarySamuels Library in Front Royal is offering the following virtual programs for adults:
• Summer reading programs have begun. Register online to log books read, complete challenges, attend virtual programs and collect badges.
• Poetry writing workshop: 6 p.m., Tuesday, with Connie Stadler, six weeks.
• Books & Beyond discussion group: 10 a.m., Wednesday.
• How to use Freading and RB Digital (databases that provide ebooks, audiobooks and magazines): 6:30 p.m., Wednesday.
• Photographing spring flowers: 10 a.m., June 6, led by Sharon Fisher, four weeks.
• How to use Universal Class (database that offers hundreds of free classes): 6:30 p.m., June 10.
Registration is required for all programs. Information: 540-635-3153 ext. 105 or visit www.samuelslibrary.net.
Veterans honoredThe Colonel James Wood II chapter of Sons of the American Revolution and Hidden Springs Senior Living Facility in Bentonville held a virtual commemoration ceremony for World War II veterans living at the facility on May 14.
The event coincided with the Victory in Europe in May 1945.
The nine WWII veterans living at the facility include Dick Bentley, Frank Brandon, Sydney Garner, Bill Griffith, Ben Lacy, Don LaFever, Al Lawrence, Jeanne Montgomery and Ross Montgomery.
The ceremony featured a short welcome from Dale Corey from Veterans Affairs, invocation by the Rev. Jim Simmons followed by greetings from Bill Schwetke, president of Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, and Marc Robinson, president of the Col. James Wood II chapter.
Brett Osborn with the National Society Sons of the American Revolution presented a program on events surrounding the surrender by Germany on May 7, 1945.
Each veteran was presented with a certificate of appreciation and a coin minted by the State of Virginia honoring the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II and the 100th anniversary of World War I.
VFW scholarshipsMassanutten VFW Post 2447 in Edinburg awarded scholarships to five area graduates. They are:
• Jocelyn Ryman, of Woodstock, a graduate of Central High School. She received the $1,000 inaugural Raymond Powell Memorial Scholarship. She will attend Mercy College to study music production and recording arts.
• Haley Adams, of New Market, a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. She received $1,000. She plans to attend the University of Virginia.
• Baylee Louise Hodson, of Toms Brook, a graduate of Strasburg High School and Triplett Tech. She received $750. She plans to attend Lord Fairfax Community College.
• Hannah Peer, of Toms Brook, a graduate of Strasburg High School and Triplett Tech. She received $750. She plans to attend Lord Fairfax Community College.
• Laura Estep, of Edinburg, a graduate of Valley Baptist Christian School. She received $750. She will attend Pensacola Christian College to study elementary education.
Applicants were selected based on academics, leadership, extracurricular activities and two essays, one of which is based on an interview with a veteran and the other is patriotism-based.
Nicholas Waldron, a 2015 graduate of Central High School, graduated May 16 from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in aerospace studies. He was also commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot. He will report to Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
He is the son of Wynne and Ray Waldron, of Fort Valley.
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