It’s been a busy, event-packed couple of weeks in not-so-sleepy Rappahannock, and the immediate future shows no signs of a slowdown. Here we have a few photos of the past week’s goings-on, including the 2nd Annual Rappahannock Farm Tour and the RLEP Barn Dance at Rappahannock Central that was part of it Saturday night, school doings, fundraisers, movie shoots and more.
A barn-dance is shot for the Nina May film Life Fine Tuned at Trinity Springs Farm near Boston, Va. In this scene, Alveda King plays a character named Tune Toss Granny, who’s making up a song on the spot from random words tossed out by the crowd, extras played by more than a few locals. Photo by Keith Donaldson.
Dancers do their thing as the Trouts band and square dance caller Rob Craighurst do theirs at the RLEP Barn Dance Saturday night at Rappahannock Central. Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi.
View from the front porch at Rappahannock Central Saturday night. Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi.
At the Belle Meade School benefit chef cook-off Saturday, Frank Maragos of Foti resturant in Culpeper and sous chef Delaney Haught made the most of products grown at Belle Meade. Photo by Matt Haught.
Tanya Paull selling vegetables at Belle Meade during the Farm Tour. Photo by Delaney Haught.
The Farm at Sunnyside production manager Emily Cook, furthest from the camera, sells produce to visitors who came to the Washington organic farm for the 2010 Farm Tour last weekend. Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi.
At the 15th annual gathering of former Aileen plant employees last Saturday at the Flint Hill carnival grounds, not far from the clothing factory that once employed hundreds of residents of the county and region, 30 people attended and everyone enjoyed good food and catching up on old times. Staff Photo/Jan Clatterbuck.
Participants in a Rapp Elementary drawing contest for rabies awareness week are, from left (front row): first-grade winner Toby Updike and runner-up Emily Rinehart; second-grade winner Jackson Pond and runner-up Eve Vandrey; and (second row): art teacher Harriette Rosenblatt, environmental specialist Medge Carter and Rose Hill veterinarians Kim Cole, Betty Myers and Tom Massie.
The future of fire and rescue in Castleton gathered beside the Castleton Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company’s ambulance after the department Spaghetti Night fundraiser two weeks ago. Back row, from left, are Lyndi Thornhill, Jenna Robey, Autumn Taylor, Kayla Robey, Jasmine Arismende and Grayson Thornhill. Front row, Hudson Komar and Larkin Komar.