Washington: Steeple work

The RAAC Community Theatre, or at least the steeple of the former church, is getting a facelift this week by Shane Davis and Silas Lilly from Roofworks, a Spotsylvania, Va. contractor.

Shane Davis and Silas Lilly enjoy the warm weather last week while working on the steeple of the RAAC Community Theatre. Photo by Jan Clatterbuck.

The company, which specializes in a variety of residential and commercial roofing applications (maintenance, reinforcement, restoration and installation), is replacing the roof on the steeple of the county-owned building, and hope to be finished within another week.

Senior housing forum
Trinity Episcopal Church, Washington will hold a forum in the parish hall on Housing for Seniors in Rappahannock County. John Cole and Dick Juergens of the Development Committee of the Diocese of Virginia will speak. The Diocese has built large senior housing complexes in a number of large cities in Virginia. They are now considering building smaller complexes in more rural areas of the state. A discussion of seniors’ needs and possibilities in Rappahannock County will follow the presentation. For more information call 540-675-3716.

Get a Head Start
Skyline CAP Head Start, at Rappahannock County Elementary School, is a preschool program for 3- to 5-year-old children. Applications for the 2010-2011 school year are now being accepted.

Children must have reached age 3 years by Sept. 30. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Skyline CAP Head Start is a free program for income eligible families and works closely with the public school system to help insure adequate preparation for a smooth transition into kindergarten. The only cost to the parents is a small amount of time each month. For more information, give Becky Thorpe a call at 540-987-8817.

Birthdays
Happy birthday to a wonderful lady from Washington, Charmaine Lee, who celebrated her special day yesterday.
Birthday wishes also go out to Austin Huff and Mary Bailey of Washington. They will celebrate their special day on Friday, April 2; and to Andrew Burke, who will celebrate his day on Sunday, April 4.

Also wishes go out to a dear friend of mine, Ellen Mustoe, who will celebrate her special day on Friday, April 9.

Grandma’s attic
Nothing to do on Saturday, April 17 the day of the Fodderstack Race from Flint Hill to Washington? The Washington Baptist Church will sponsor a Grandma’s Attic and Bake Sale and make available nutritious snacks and drinks, starting at 8 a.m. on race day. The attic and bake sale will take place in the church Fellowship Hall and the nutritious snacks and drinks along with other baked goods will be provided under a tent on the land between the old Rappahannock National Bank building and the Theatre at Washington. If you’re getting ready to do that spring cleaning, remember the church is open to receive items which anyone would like to donate for sale at the Grandma’s Attic. For more information, call the church office at 540-675-3336.