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Discover Fauquier June/July 2018
~ Sarah Smarrelli
Fauquier County Parks and Rec
Hall of Honor Inductees
Each year, the Fauquier County Parks
and Recreation Department (FCPRD)
honors those who made outstanding
contributions that have enhanced the lives
of Fauquier County residents through parks
and recreation. This year, Carl A. Bailey
and Ronald L. Scullin
were inducted into
the FCPRD Hall of Honor at a ceremony
held May 14 at The Retreat at Eastwood.
was honored for 28 years of dedicated
service on the FCPRD Board, including
17 years as chairman, and for advocating
for children to participate in recreational
activities. He also worked quietly with benefactors to provide a wide variety of recreational
facilities for all ages and was instrumental in the development or improvement of many county
facilities, including Monroe Park, Marshall Community Center, Larry Weeks Community
Pool, Warrenton Branch Greenway, the Northern, Southern, and soon-to-be-constructed
Central Sports Complexes, Vint Hill Village Green, and School House #18.
Ronald was recognized for his diligent volunteerism to the FCPRD for more than 20 years
through presentation and interpretation of the historical significance of the railroad to all
citizens. He volunteered as a leader of the Piedmont Railroaders, which accomplished a
three-year project to ultimately move the Norfolk & Western Railway Caboose #518554
to the Warrenton Branch Greenway. Ronald also served as head of the Friends of
the Warrenton Caboose, conducting thousands of hours of railroad history research,
and collecting and displaying hundreds of historical artifacts. For more information,
4-H and FFA Members Win Big at 59th Annual
Fauquier County Show & Sale
It was another successful event for local 4-H and FFA members, who collectively sold
$107,263 of prize livestock during the 59th annual Fauquier County Show & Sale. This
annual show and sale began in 1960, when local farmers Donald Allen, Jack Kinzer, and
Henry Sanders decided to
promote agriculture among
Fauquier's youth. Working
with adult advisors, 4-H
teens organize and oversee
the Show and Sale.
This year, 47 youth exhibitors
took part in the event held
in early May at the Fauquier
C o u nt y Fa i r g r o u n d s .
businesses, and other
organizations paid top prices
for 73 goats, hogs, lambs,
and steers. All money raised
is used by youth participants for college funds or to reinvest in project animals for next
The top awards this year went to: Grand Champion Steer: Zane Woodward; Reserve
Champion Steer: Aaron Locke; Champion Bred and Owned Steer and Champion
Maintainer Steer: Katie Crowe; Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Steer: Ryan
Granche; Grand Champion Lamb: Ryan Bradshaw; Reserve Champion Lamb: Alexis
Radum; Grand Champion Goat: Alexis Radun; Reserve Champion Goat: Doug Smith;
and Grand Champion Hog & Reserve Champion Hog: Riley Hines.
For more information, send an email to
Girl Scouts Present Achievement Awards
Despite the rainy weather on May 14, Fauquier
County Girl Scouts gathered to recognize
30 girls for outstanding achievements and
14 adults for supporting Girl Scouts.
Bronze award certificates were presented to
19 girls from three troops: Troop 613: Kiersten
Clark, Angel Coley, Vittoria Fairley, Lydia
Hickerson, Alexis Horton, Kuryn Horton,
Marietta Hyson, Abbie Jett, and Courtney Quinn; Troop 726: Addison Laslow, Macy
Saunders, and Kiley Whitney; Troop 3743: Aliya Atkins, Savanna Balamuta, Kaithlyn
Ferguson, Christina Grzech, Jaiden Pack, Mikayla Pompell, and Lauren Thompson.
This award is given to fourth and fifth graders who work through a seven-step program
where they learn to work as a team, explore their community, choose an age- and ability-
appropriate project, and finally plan and implement their project.
Silver award certificates were given to two girls from Troop 613: Sophia Long and Carli
Sechrist. Girls in grades 68 grade can earn this award after completing a series of
tasks: select a cause that is important to them--either individually or as a group; explore
their community; select and develop a project; plan, implement, reflect, and share their
Gold award certificates were given to four girls from two troops: Troop 795: Taylor Elizabeth
DeHaven, Madison Rose Filson, and Kiki Scott; Troop 3496: Baillie Whittington. Girls in
grades 912 can earn the gold award--Girl Scouting's highest award--by completing seven
steps: identify an issue, investigate to thoroughly learn about the issue, build a team to
help take action, create a plan to attack the issue, have the plan reviewed and evaluated
by the Girl Scout Gold Award Panel, and finally implement the project. Being a Gold Award
Girl Scout adds creditability to a girl's character and is a plus for scholarship applications.
Graduating senior certificates were given to five girls who graduated from one of Fauquier
County's high schools: Troop 1439: Taylor Lacy and Anna Vargus; Troop 3496: Shakia
Mosley and Baillie Whittington; Troop 3550: Kelsy Kissell.
In addition, 14 adults were recognized for their commitment to the Girl Scouting program,
including Crystal Smith, Heather Crile, Rachel Brinson, Christine Winters, John Sherman,
Paige Sherman, Misty Whittington, Kathy Ralls, Rachel Brinson, Sheila De Haven, Heather
McMahon, Lyn Sweetapple, George Bain, and Becky Crouch.
Fauquier County has a total of 37 Girl Scout troops with 422 girls and 119 adults registered
for 201718. For more information, contact Becky Crouch at
Courtney Hjelmquist at
Elks Donate Safety Glasses to
In April, Elk Lodge Exalted Ruler Dennis
Henline, and Jane Wine, secretary of Elk Lodge
2382 in Front Royal, VA, delivered 1,644 safety
glasses to Fauquier County Public Schools
(FCPS). Provided through the Elks National
Foundation Gratitude Grant, the glasses were
distributed to all 11 FCPS elementary schools
for use in science classes at all grade levels.
In addition, students in career and technical
education classes received safety glasses.
Nikki Jenkins, science instructional supervisor,
accepts the safety glasses from Front Royal Elk
Lodge Exalted Ruler Dennis Henline.
Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department
inducted Ronald L. Scullin and Carl A. Bailey into the
2017 Hall of Honor. Photo credit: Alan Pon