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Discover Fauquier December 2019
Your Business
in Action
~ Sarah Smarrelli
Students Learn Cuisine
Skills at Boys & Girls Club
of Fauquier
The annual gratitude event
for the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Fauquier celebrates the support
the club receives from community
investors. During this year's
event, students in the Club's
Teen Cuisine program did all the
cooking. As part of the Club's
career success and workforce
development programming, the
cuisine club teaches professional
skills to students.
New Cancer Center Provides Local Care
After months of construction, the Fauquier Health Center for Cancer Care, located
at the corner of West Shirley Avenue and Carriage House Lane, is hosting a
grand opening on
December 12 from 6:008:00 p.m. Open to the public, this
event includes tours of the new facility and light refreshments. The cancer center
will provide county residents with a single location to a greater range of treatment
services. For more information, visit
Community Band Presents Music for the "Holly-Days"
It's time once again for the annual Fauquier Community Band holiday concert on
December 16, at 7:00 p.m. Held in the Fauquier High School auditorium
(705 Waterloo Road), the show will feature traditional holiday music, from energetic
toe-tapping tunes to nostalgic melodies. In addition,
Santa will make a guest appearance and the
audience is invited to enjoy a dessert reception
after the concert. The concert is free with no tickets
or reservations required. Free-will donations are
gratefully received.
The Fauquier Community Band provides free
community concerts throughout the year. For more
information about performance and rehearsal
schedules, visit
Debbie Gilbert, Fauquier
Community Band guest soloist
HIPS Helps Parents Support Teenagers
Hidden in Plain Sight (H.I.P.S) is a community awareness program presented to
educate parents on signs of risky teenage
behavior. Using a life-size mock-up of a
teenager's bedroom, this hands-on learning
experience highlights current trends and
signs that parents should be aware of
as potentially indicating risky behavior.
Created by the Fauquier County Sheriff's
Office and numerous community partners,
the H.I.P.S. presentation informs parents
and primary caregivers about what to look
for in connection with these potential risks:
alcohol and illicit drug use, vaping, sexual behaviors, violence, mental disorders,
eating disorders, and more.
The next HIPS session, for adults only, is
January 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bealeton
Library Depot. For more information, send an email to
or call
(540) 422-8664.
Real Men Wear Pink Raises Money for Cancer Research
During breast cancer awareness month in October, State Farm's Carmen Rivera
and her team coordinated the second annual fundraising event: Real Men Wear
Pink of Fauquier County. This effort collected a total of $13,435, and highlighted the
lesser-known fact that men also get breast cancer. Several participants received
special recognition for their efforts. First place went to Charles Robinson for raising
$3,001; second place went to Sean Polster with $2,083; and third place went to
Joe Martin with $1,910. In addition, the youngest participant, Nathaniel Woodson,
a Cedar Lee Middle School student, raised $860. Finally, although he wasn't a top
finalist, Paul Henry of Paul Henry Window Installation, has raised the most money
to date: $4,060.
American Legion Presents Gold Badge to Junior Shooter
As a participant in the American Legion's
Warrenton Rifles team, Seth Carver,
a Kettle Run High School student,
was recently awarded the Civilian
Marksmanship Program's (CMP)
Distinguished Expert Gold Badge in
recognition of his accomplishments
as a junior shooter. Seth is only the
fourth Warrenton Rifle team member
to receive this honor in the past 10
years. Distinguished Badges are the
highest individual awards authorized
by the U.S. Government for excellence
in marksmanship competition. The
CMP is a federally chartered 501(c)(3)
organization dedicated to training and
educating citizens in responsible uses
of firearms and airguns through gun
safety training, marksmanship training, and competitions. For more information,
Seth Carver & Commander Claude Davenport
Charles Robinson receives his award
from Aimee Nuwer from the
American Cancer Society.
Nathaniel Woodson
Joe Martin