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Discover Fauquier October 2019
Your Business
in Action
~ Sarah Smarrelli
Strap on Your High Heels to Fight Violence
Strap on a pair of heels and walk a mile as part of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
October 4 during 1st Friday to help raise awareness of violence, including
rape, sexual assault, and
gender violence. Sponsored
by the Law Office of Marie
Washington, PLC, as part of
Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, the event takes
walkers though the streets of
Old Town Warrenton. Event
check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. in
front of the Fauquier Juvenile
& Domestic Relations District
Court (14 Main Street), and
concludes with a candlelight vigil at 8:30 p.m. Although red heels are encouraged,
they are not required. Individual registration is $25, and a business/team registration
is available for $200 with unlimited walkers. To register or for additional information,
please contact Angel Walters at
(540) 422-8475 or angela.walters@dss.virginia.
gov. All event proceeds benefit the Fauquier County Domestic Violence & Sexual
Assault Advocacy Program (FCDVSAAP), which provides confidential support,
advocacy, legal representation, emergency shelter/basic needs, and more to
survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Fauquier County. FCDVSAAP
is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling
(540) 422-8460.
Local Student "Foodies" Win Food Challenge
Local siblings Colleen and Molly Scanlon and Meredith and Caroline Lawrence,
known as The Fauquier Foodies,
placed first in the senior division at
the 4-H Pork Challenge competition
on August 24. Held in Smithfield,
this 4-H event resembles the TV
show Chopped and requires teams
to create a meal in 40 minutes
using random ingredients. Team
members must make a dish, prepare
a presentation about the recipe,
food safety, and nutrition and then
answer the judges' pork-industry
related questions. The girls created
pan-seared Hawaiian ham steak
on brown rice as their winning dish.
For more information about the
local 4-H program, send an email to
Rady Park Arboretum Celebrates 20 Years
October 13, the Virginia Cooperative Extension along with the Fauquier and
Rappahannock County Master Gardeners are hosting a 20-year anniversary
celebration for the Rady Park Arboretum. Beginning at
2:30 p.m. in the park's Ruritan
Pavilion, the event promises fun for all ages, including guided tours, refreshments,
and kid-friendly activities, all hosted in the quiet serenity of Rady Park. Established
in 1999, the arboretum boasts more than 60 different species and showcases
native alternatives to common landscape trees and shrubs, including QR code
links to a website for detailed information on the various plants. Master gardeners
host special programs throughout
the year and are available most
Tuesday mornings to answer
questions. For more information
about the arboretum, visit
rady-park-arboretum. To learn
more about the master gardener
program, call
(540)-341-7950 x1,
send an email to
helpdesk@fc-, or visit
Recycle Your Batteries Safely!
The popularity of rechargeable electronics, such as cell phones and laptops, has
caused an increase in lithium battery fires at waste and recycling facilities. When
these items are discarded with regular trash or recycling refuse, the batteries
can create sparks or even explode when crushed. To ensure safety and be
environmentally responsible, please do not place any type of battery in with your
regular recycling or trash. Dry-cell household batteries of all types may be dropped
off at any remote site or the Corral Farm Facility. Please tape all contact ends
of your batteries before dropping them off. Car batteries and other wet-lead acid
batteries may be disposed of at the Corral
Farm Facility only.
Batteries may be dropped
off seven days a week.
Please speak to
a site attendant for assistance. For more
information, visit
and search for "environmental services."
Come Celebrate Childhood at
Crockett Park
Enjoy a day designed especially for
children on
October 12 from 11:00
a.m.5:00 p.m. at Crockett Park
(10066 Rogues Road). Enjoy a variety
of activities and learning experiences,
including a reptile exhibit, hayrides,
boat rides, sandbox games, several
crafts (pumpkin painting and face
painting), pony rides, moon bounces,
local entertainment, funnel cakes with homemade ice cream, historical exhibits,
and more. Registration is not required, and the fee is only $10 per vehicle. For
more information, send an e-mail to or
call (540) 422-8874.
Leadership Fauquier Kicks Off a Year of Learning and Growth
The newest group of participants in the Leadership Fauquier program kicked off
their learning and leadership development work with a two-day retreat in early
September. Guided by their mission to engage, equip, and connect individuals in
Fauquier County for the benefit of the community, Leadership Fauquier offers a
10-month program to educate participants about local public, private, and nonprofit
sectors, how they function, and available resources. For more information about
the program, visit
Back: Tara Helkowski, Kathy Holster, Carl Chapman, Dustin Dawson, Nanette Smith,
Caroline Wood, David Balcom, Rob Moline, Christine Corbett, Justin White
Middle: Sylvia McDevitt, Vicki Thompson, Kelly Yoder, Seth McMurray, Erin Clark,
Lisa Hackett, Kelsey Neal Front: Kallie McRae, Lucy Drinkwater, Jennifer Sweigart
Meredith Lawrence, Colleen Scanlon, Caroline
Lawrence, Molly Scanlon