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Discover Fauquier December 2017
44
Your Business
&
Community
in Action
~ Sarah Smarrelli
Sharon Ames, Executive Director, Food Bank &
Tammy Roop, Century 21, real estate agent.
Pete's Unnamed Band Raises Funds for Verdun
To help support the nonprofit Verdun Adventure Bound program, a musical
fundraiser featuring Pete's Unnamed Band (PUB) playing at Verdun's Eagles Nest
retreat center is planned for
December 2 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a fun night of music
with PUB--featuring plenty of groovy and danceable music selections from the
blues, jazz, gospel, rock,
and folk genres. The $15
admission includes a meal
of pulled pork or chicken,
chips, cookie, and drinks
catered by Garnished
Affair. In addition, Gadino
Cellars will have wine for
sale by the glass or bottle.
For more information, visit
Verdun Adventure Bound's
Facebook page.
Kickoff the Holiday Season with
Rectortown Methodist's Community Tree
Decorating
Start a new family tradition by participating in the
inaugural community Christmas tree decorating event
at Rectortown United Methodist Church (RUMC) on
November 25 from noon­3:00 p.m. Enjoy free hot
dogs, chips, and hot cocoa while decorating a newly
planted blue spruce, which the church has designated
as a "community tree." Located at 3043 Rectortown
Road in Marshall, RUMC asks that you bring an outdoor
ornament to hang on the tree and help them celebrate
this new community tradition. For more information,
call the church at
(540) 364-1066.
Fauquier Hospital Earns Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of "A"
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, recently
awarded Fauquier Hospital with an "A" for its commitment to keeping patients
safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the country. Leapfrog uses 27
measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than
2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. Fauquier Hospital received perfect marks for
all measures that were compiled in 2017.
With the hospital's continued focus on providing top-quality patient care,
multiple improvements were made that
contributed to receiving the A rating, including:
improvements to medical records; partnering
between physicians and the pharmacy on
antibiotic administration; staff education on
the importance of hand washing; ensuring
nurse staffing is at an appropriate level; and
implementing strategies to quickly identify and
mitigate any patient safety risks or hazards.
St. Stephen's Raising Funds for Church Repairs
After dedicating time and money to acquire and preserve the 1750s Anglican
Church at Elk Run, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Catlett urgently needs its
own critical repairs. Unable
to ring the church bells due
to safety concerns, repairs
to the belfry are finally
complete, but additional
projects remain. This crucial
work includes repairs to
the structural integrity of
the church, refurbishment
of the brick foundation,
painting, and more. To help
support this work, please
consider donating to their
2017 capital campaign.
Checks can be mailed to: St.
Stephen's, 8695 Old Dumfries Rd., Catlett, VA 20119. For more information, visit
www.ststephenscatlett.org.
Warrenton Recognized as Healthy Eating and Active Living Town
In early October at the Virginia Municipal League's
(VML) annual conference, the Town of Warrenton
received a Platinum HEAL Recognition in honor
of the town's commitment to adopt healthy eating
and active living (HEAL) policies and practices.
The HEAL Campaign is sponsored by the Institute
for Public Health Innovation, in partnership with the
Virginia and Maryland Municipal Leagues and with
support from Kaiser Permanente. Since joining the
HEAL campaign in 2015, the Town has implemented
innovative practices to promote healthier food options
at town meetings, trainings, and events, as well
as created the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation
Facility's WARF on Wheels policy to bring health and
fitness education to kids and adults. In addition, the
Town conducted a walkability audit and is working
to update walking trails to help get people moving
throughout the winter. Warrenton's HEAL activities
are a collaborative effort between the town council,
town departments, and residents.
Town Council member
Sean Polster, Chairman of
Warrenton's Health, Parks, and
Recreation Committee, accepts
the Town's HEAL award.
Loeb Foundation Grant Helps Spiritual Care Continue Their Work
to Help Heal the Suffering
Thanks to an $8,000 grant from the Jesse and Rose Loeb
Foundation, Spiritual Care Support Ministries (SCSM) will
be able to update and enhance its information technology
equipment in their new Airlie Road facility, which will become
their new home in early 2018. With this generous support from
the Loeb Foundation, SCSM will be able to continue to promote
healing in the lives of those who are suffering due to illness, death, or other
personal loss, a need that has grown tremendously in the past few years. For more
information about SCSM, visit
www.scsm.tv, and for more information about the
Loeb Foundation visit
www.loebfoundation.org.
Realtor Tammy Roop Provides Generous Support to Food Bank
In honor of the giving season, local Century 21 real estate agent Tammy Roop
donated $1,000 to Fauquier
Community Food Bank (FCFB).
These funds will be used to
help the food bank supplement
its food supply as well as pay
the rent, insurance, utilities,
and vehicle costs. Located at
249 East Shirley Avenue in
Warrenton, FCFB serves only
Fauquier County residents
with its food distribution and
provides information on other
social services programs in the
county. For more information,
visit
www.fauquierfoodbank.
org or call (540) 359-6053.