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Discover Fauquier December 2017
Your Business
in Action
~ Sarah Smarrelli
First Responders Honored by Local Churches
After joining together last year for a prayer breakfast and then sponsoring a community
fair, a cooperative group of four local churches joined forces again to show support
of local first responders during the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks to donations from
community members and businesses, the four churchesHearts Delight Baptist,
Mt. Horeb United Methodist, Oak Shade Baptist, and Zoar Baptistprovided 200
turkey dinners to members of the Fauquier County Sheriff's Department, as well
as to members of the
Catlett and Remington
fire departments. The
churches were also
supported in their effort
by George Smallwood,
who donated his
time and a big rig to
haul the refrigerated
truck, which was
also donated. The
first responders were
all very grateful and
taken aback by this
act of generosity. Elementary Students Enjoy Competing at Fun Run
To encourage a love of running, elementary
students from all Fauquier County Public
Schools compete each year in the
Elementary Fun Run, held this year in
October at Coleman Elementary. To qualify,
students must have one of the top ten times
in either the mile or PACER tests at their
respective schools. These students then have an opportunity to experience the
feel of an actual competition. Although we acknowledge the students' hard work
and they know their own personal times, no winners are announced. The prize is
that everyone has a good time, and puts forth their best effort.
The Perfect Holiday Gift: Framed Photography by Gomer
If you're searching for the perfect holiday gift, take a look at the unique landscape
photography done by Gomer Pyles. Living somewhat of a double life, Gomer's
primary business is running Able
Bodied Computers. However,
since he's often on the road
traveling to clients' homes,
Gomer always has his camera
with him and has captured some
gorgeous scenery. Although he
still considers photography a
hobby and hasn't set up an official
studio, his work can be found on
Facebook (search Gomer Pyles
or Gomer Pyles illusions) and
com. If you find something you
like, contact Gomer by sending
an email to or calling him at (540) 253-5142.
Congrats to a Canine Champ
Congratulations to local resident
Georgia Sabean on her dog's big
win at the Potomac Valley Standard
Schnauzer Club Specialty this fall.
Her beloved standard schnauzer Arin,
was recognized as "best of winners"
to become an American Kennel Club
(AKC) champion. The win was even
more significant for Georgia and her
partner, Jean Gillen, since with this
win they permanently take home the
Rosemary Rogers Memorial Trophy.
This trophy--named in honor of a former club member who died in a tragic car
crash--required that it be won three times by the same owner, which they did with
Arin's win this year. Georgia and Jean, who are the former owners of Georjeans
Pet Grooming, had previously won the same award with two other dogs.
P.B. Smith Students Consider Climate Change with Art Project
Working together with the Communities of Peace Foundation in Warrenton, fifth
graders at P.B. Smith created a hand-painted quilt representing their thoughts and
ideas about the reality of climate change. They sent the quilt to Bonn, Germany,
where the United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in November.
The fifth graders hope their project will inspire school children to generate their own
quilt to help bring attention to the importance of understanding climate change and
working together to end it.
Warrenton Chorale and Handbells Ring in the Holiday Season
Continuing their holiday tradition, the Warrenton Chorale's Christmas in Music
program, featuring the Warrenton Chorale and Handbell Ensemble, will be held at
Warrenton United Methodist Church (341 Church Street) on Thursday,
30 and Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, December 2 at 3:00
p.m. The performances will include familiar Christmas tunes, including "Silent
Night," as well as some less heard songs such as "The Holly and the Ivy."
Tickets--$15 for adults and $5 for children in kindergarten­12th grade are now
available at Great Harvest Bread, g. whillikers Toys & Books, Red Truck Bakery
(Warrenton & Marshall locations), New Baltimore Animal Hospital, and Warrenton
Jewelers. For more information, visit
Oops! Front/Side Porch Corrected Phone Number
Everyone makes mistakes, and we had one on the front
page of our November issue. The correct phone number
for both the Front Porch restaurant and the Side Porch
gift shop in The Plains is
(540) 253-2018.
Sgt. Robert Tarr, Sgt. John Anderson, Rev. Tyrone Green of Hearts
Delight Baptist Church, Capt. Mark Lavoie & Lt. Greg Harris