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Discover Fauquier May 2019
Your Business
in Action
~ Sarah Smarrelli
It's Call Time for Project
(Old Testament) Runway!
Youth from Our Saviour Lutheran Church (6194
Dumfries Road, Warrenton) are putting on another
show! On Sunday,
May 19 at noon, join us for Project
(Old Testament) Runway, a fashion show of more than
a dozen Biblical supermodels, including Moses, Noah,
Eve, Esther, and more.
A casual tea party precedes this exclusive event, which
is emceed by a fashion hostess, an historian, and a
bookworm. Don't miss these Old Testament models as
they strut their designer threads down the catwalk!
Tickets are $10/person and include the show plus tea
sandwiches, soups, salads, dessert bites, and hot and
cold beverages! Reserve your space by May 12 by
visiting Eventbrite and searching "Project Old Testament
Runway." For more information, email Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire
Community Book Drive Helps BOB Spread the Joy of
Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Books On the Bus (BOB)
summer literacy program is stocked and ready for another summer of
reading fun. In early April, volunteers from Greystone traveled to schools
across the county, picking up 228 boxes of books from collections held at
a variety of locations. The books were then sorted, labeled, and packed in
boxes through a combined effort of Greystone volunteers and community
members participating in the PATH Foundation's "Let's Volunteer Day." In
addition, students at Taylor Middle School organized previously collected
book donations. Although it will be several weeks before the final book
donation totals are known,
one thing is for certain--
Fauquier County cares
about its children!
Be sure to visit BOB this
summer as the program
makes weekly visits to
locations throughout
the county, bringing free
literacy, movement, music,
and other activities for
children of all ages. To
learn more about BOB's summer schedule, visit @booksbus on Facebook
or Twitter.
Don't Miss Warrenton's Flagship Event--Spring Festival
The Town of Warrenton on Main Street
and beyond celebrates the arrival of
spring on
May 18 from 9:00 a.m.4:00
p.m. at the 41st Annual Old Town
Warrenton Spring Festival. Sponsored
by The Fauquier Chamber, this free
event features fun for the entire family
with street vendors, arts and crafts,
live music and entertainment, and a
children's area. Enjoy a day of shopping, food, and fun in Old Town Warrenton.
For more information, vendor applications, or volunteer opportunities,
send an email to or call (540) 347-4414.
Fauquier Community Band Concert to Feature
Six Decades of Movie Themes
With selections to please all
ages, the Fauquier Community
Band's spring concert--Movie
Music--on Monday,
May 13
7:00 p.m. will feature movie
music spanning six decades.
Held at the Highland Center for
the Arts (597 Broadview Avenue,
Warrenton), the free show
promises to entertain music
lovers both young and old, with
tunes from Ben Hur, Chicago, Life
of Pi, How to Train Your Dragon,
and more. Seating is first-come,
first-served with no tickets
required, and the audience is
invited to join band members for a dessert reception after the concert.
The band is comprised of more than 60 students, teachers, amateur, and
professional musicians and invites new members to join Monday night
rehearsals. They have additional shows coming up, including May 19 at
the Prince William Band Festival, June 28 at the Warrenton Town Limits
event, and at the Warrenton Fourth of July parade. For more information,
New Principals at Brumfield Elementary and Fauquier High
Fauquier County Public Schools has two
new faces taking the helm as principal in
the 20192020 school year. The first is Matt
Yonkey, who is the interim principal of J.G.
Brumfield Elementary School, effective July
1. After serving as assistant principal of
Brumfield for the last two-and-a-half years,
Mr. Yonkey will take over for principal Julie
Gagnon, who announced she has accepted
a teaching position in Loudoun County. Mr.
Yonkey has a bachelor's degree in music
education from Shenandoah University and
a master's degree in school administration
from Regent University. He was the director
of bands at Kettle Run High School from
20082016, and then joined Brumfield as
assistant principal in October 2016.
The second new principal is Kraig Kelican
who will take over as interim principal of
Fauquier High School (FHS), also effective
July 1. After serving as the assistant
principal of FHS since 1997, Mr. Kelican
will take over for principal Clarence "Tripp"
Burton. Mr. Kelican earned a bachelor's
degree in agriculture education from
Virginia Tech, and a master's degree in
education administration from George
Mason University. With more than 30 years
of experience in Fauquier County schools,
Mr. Kelican began his education career as
an agriculture teacher at Fauquier High
School and Taylor Middle School in 1985.
Matt Yonkey
Kraig Kelican