Summer snapshots

It’s been an eventful July in Rappahannock. Top left, fire and rescue squads across Northern Virginia attended Paul Poling’s funeral last week in Warrenton; trucks from Warrenton and Culpeper squads crossed ladders and held an American flag aloft in the median of U.S. 211 as mourners arrived at the Amissville United Methodist Church cemetery. Top row right, creativity flowed throughout Joy Sour’s Art Camps at Rappahannock High School in June and July, where Sours and assistants Parker Critzer, Lauren Eline and Megan Early schooled the young attendees in drawing, color mixing and painting with watercolor and tempera — and creating one-of-a-kind works in sidewalk chalk. Bottom row left, the Early Ford V8 Club of Northern Virginia held its annual picnic last Saturday at Art and Sarah Zimmerli’s farm in Viewtown, including, from left: Zimmerli’s grandson Evan Matelski, son-in-law Stan Matelski and neighbor Randy Settle. The cars date to the ’30s and ’40s; club members number about 120, Zimmerli said. Bottom row right, students attending the Hearthstone Children’s Garden Camp in Sperryville learn dancing from Kitty Keyser and drumming from Janet Kerig; the camps continue Aug. 2 and Aug. 9.

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