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Discover Fauquier September 2018
Official 2018 White House Christmas
Ornament Features Harry S. Truman
If you're a collector of White House Christmas
ornaments, the official 2018 ornament that honors
the 33rd president, Harry S. Truman, is ready for
The ornament's design illustrates three significant
changes that President Truman made during his
administration, including one to the Presidential
Seal and two to the White House itself. One side of
the ornament features the Truman Balcony, added to the South Portico in 194748,
while the reverse features the renovated Blue Room, which was dismantled and
rebuilt from 194852. At the top of the ornament, the Presidential Seal, which
features the American eagle looking at its right talons, which hold olive branches
(representing peace). Previously, the seal had the eagle turned toward its left talons,
which hold a cluster of spears.
Crafted from shiny brass plate with nickel and 24-karat gold, the ornament is
available at a reduced price of $20 at Rankin's Furniture and Rankin's Hardware,
beginning after Labor Day.
Fauquier Chamber's Young Professionals
Council Hosts 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
The Fauquier Young Professionals Council, a Fauquier
Chamber committee, offers networking and professional
development opportunities to those seeking to expand
their networks within the county. In addition to hosting
social events throughout the year, it's thrilled to host its
2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday,
September 28
at Fauquier Springs Country Club (9236 Tournament Drive, Warrenton)
Registration begins at
9:00 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. Fees are $80/person
($320/foursome). Mulligans are available for $10/each, and 50/50 raffle tickets will be
sold onsite--10 tickets/$5 or 25 tickets/$10. Plenty of sponsorship opportunities are
available as well, ranging from $100 hole sponsors up to $1,000 green sponsors. To
learn more or to register, visit
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office Takes On Lip Sync
We're grateful for our local law enforcement men and women who
are dedicated to keeping citizens safe, but this summer, we got a
chance to see them step out of their shells and have some fun!
A lip sync challenge of law enforcement agencies nationwide went viral, challenging
offices to share their staff members lip syncing to a song of their choice, and by
popular demand from local citizens, the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office took it on!
Communications manager Joell Kight explains that the idea behind it was to show the
human side of the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office. "A lot of our interactions tend to be
serious, so this gave us the opportunity to show people that we like to have fun," she
says. "That was the whole point of the song we chose--Pharrell Williams' `Happy.'"
Dozens of office employees participated in coordinating efforts to produce the video,
which took about a week to come full circle. The result was just delightful. Check it
out by visiting:
Fauquier County Participates in National Night Out
On August 7, Fauquier County citizens joined thousands of other communities
participating in National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that
promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make
our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office set up five sites across the county, one in each
district: Cedar Run, Center, Lee, Marshall, and Scott. For the first time this year, the
sheriff's office and the Warrenton Police Department combined efforts into a single
location outside Oak View Bank in Warrenton. Each location featured pizza and
beverages, giveaways, K9 demonstrations, and fire trucks from local volunteer fire
departments. Kids enjoyed face painting,
moonbounces, and other fun activities.
Launched in 1984, National Night Out,
usually held on the first Tuesday in
August, enhances the relationship
between neighbors and law enforcement
while instilling a true sense of community
and bringing police and neighbors
together under positive circumstances.
To learn more, visit
~ Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire
Inaugural American Heroes
Motorcycle Ride to Benefit
Shop with a Cop Program
Not only do our local law enforcement
teams work hard to keep our community
safe, they go beyond the call of duty
to shine happiness in the lives of our
youth. The Fauquier Cops for Children
program is well known for its Shop with
a Cop program, during which deputies,
officers, and troopers take teens and
younger children Christmas shopping
and treat them to a breakfast and a visit
with Santa.
Fauquier Cops for Children hosts
fundraisers to offset the costs of this program, and next month, the American Heroes
Motorcycle Ride will debut in Warrenton! On Sunday,
October 14, Motorcyclists will
meet in the Warrenton Village Shopping Center (between Summit Bank and Rankin's
Hardware), where registration begins at
8:30 a.m. Kickstands go up at 10:00 a.m.
and the ride proceeds through our scenic county to American Legion Post 72, where
all participants and family members can enjoy food, vendors, and fun activities.
Registration is just $20 per bike. For rider or vendor information, contact Carmen
Rivera at State Farm Insurance at
(540) 347-1566 or Sgt. James Hartman at the
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office at
(540) 347-3300.
Textile Recycling Tip--Take Note!
According to the Council for Textile Recycling, the average
American citizen discards over 80 pounds of clothing each
year. And that figure doesn't include other textiles, such as
other fabric items, including paired shoes, accessories, and
linens--sheets, blankets, towels, and curtains. Recycling
textiles saves landfill space, especially since manmade
synthetic fabrics such as polyester do not biodegrade over
time. Textiles can be reused, shredded, and used as stuffing for various new products
or recycled into fiber to use as carpet padding and home insulation.
Fauquier County offers textile collection at each of its remote collection sites and at
Corral Farm in Warrenton. Although permanently stained textiles are acceptable, they
must be clean and dry. Pillows, pet bedding, and stuffed animals are not accepted. To
learn more, visit
Ignite Fauquier Encourages Finding Business Solutions
Since July of 2016, Ignite Fauquier has invited local businesses to get together for
organized discussions to address specific business problems. At each monthly meeting,
which are free and open to the public, one business presents a current challenge, and the
group discusses possible solutions based on their own experiences in similar situations.
Business owners, managers, and nonprofit directors are all invited to participate.
Meetings are held on the
second Wednesday of each month
at the Warrenton/Fauquier Visitor Center (33 N. Calhoun Street,
Warrenton) from
9:0010:00 a.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for
networking time. The next meeting is on
September 12. For more
information, visit
Felix and Carmen Rivera
Your Business
in Action