The Washington column for Jan. 12

New officers at the fire and rescue

At its meeting on Dec. 31, the Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad elected officers for 2012. Gene Leggett will serve as president; Jenks Hobson as vice president; Preston Angell, secretary; and Mary Collins, treasurer. Gary Jenkins will continue to serve as chief; Bobby Smoot, assistant chief; Opie Crawford, second assistant chief; Keith Ward, fire captain; Danny Huff, fire lieutenant. Other officers are Russ Collins as rescue captain; C. Ray Crawford, rescue lieutenant; Dave Dyke, rescue second lieutenant.

Among directors, David Davis will serve a three years term through 2014, John Jamieson a two-year term (2013) and John Lesinski a one-year term (2012).

Rappahannock Fire and Rescue Association delegates are Russ Collins, Gary Jenkins and Keith Ward; alternate delegates are C. Ray Crawford, Wendy Ward and Danny Huff.

Did you say . . . free breakfast?

That’s right! To thank the community for its continued support, Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosts a free all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 11 on Saturday, Jan. 21. This will be an opportunity to meet and greet the new officers for the 2012 year. Come enjoy a wonderful breakfast cooked and served by the volunteers of this organization.

RAWL gifts

DELIVERY: Members of the Rappahannock 4-H Livestock Club pose after donating helpful items to the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League shelter in Amissville last weekend are: Catherine Deane, Brittany Jones (rear), Courtney Dodson, Tori Stringfellow, Allie Yowell, leader Jim Massie (rear), Christian McCracken and (in front) Breanna Gilmore.Lisa Dodson
DELIVERY: Members of the Rappahannock 4-H Livestock Club pose after donating helpful items to the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League shelter in Amissville last weekend are: Catherine Deane, Brittany Jones (rear), Courtney Dodson, Tori Stringfellow, Allie Yowell, leader Jim Massie (rear), Christian McCracken and (in front) Breanna Gilmore.

The Rappahannock 4-H Livestock Club visited the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) in Amissville last Saturday (Jan. 7). The club gave RAWL donations for the dogs at the shelter, including dog food, dog treats, cleaning supplies and blankets. The club wants to thank Bittany for the tour of the shelter and for answering their questions. Anyone interested in joining the livestock club can attend the group’s next meeting on Monday (Jan. 16) at the Rappahannock Extension office on Gay Street in Washington.

Calling all readers

Readers, this is your chance for a book bargain: The Book Barn is offering paperback novels for sale, 12 for $2, this Saturday (Jan. 14) and next Saturday, Jan. 21. The sale applies to regular-sized paperbacks only. Stop by and stock up for future snowstorms. All other books are at their usual low prices: $1 each for hardcover novels, $2 each for many other hardback books. Specialty books have special prices but are still a bargain. Remember that all the books are donated, and all proceeds go to the Rappahannock County Library.

Adams art in Orange

The Arts Center In Orange has opened a satellite exhibit of landscape oils on canvas by Washington artist Kevin H. Adams at the Virginia National Bank at 102 East Main St. in Orange. The exhibit started Jan. 3 and will remain in place through February, open 10 to 5 Monday-Saturday. The exhibit is funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts. To purchase art work or for more information visit the Arts Center In Orange (129 East Main St.) or call 540-672-7311.

Check your attics

If you have old photographs that pertaining to Rappahannock from years past, please share them with the Rappahannock News for our Out of the Attic feature. You can drop them off or send your items to: Rappahannock News, P.O. Box 59, Washington VA 22747. We will see that they are handled carefully and returned. (If you have already scanned old photographs, email them to jan@rappnews.com.)

Threads of hope

Trinity Episcopal Church’s “Israel and Palestine: Threads of Hope” presentation is in the parish hall Jan. 29, starting with a wine and light appetizer reception at 4 and the presentation at 4:30.

Paula and Todd Endo will be presenting “Threads of Hope,” detailing their visits to Israel and Palestine. This past November was their third trip to the area, and while they are not experts on the subject, they will be illustrating personal vignettes and observations covering all three visits with their ideas for solutions to those problems still prevalent in the region – in hopes of generating thoughtful discussion among the attendees. The event is open to the public and Trinity Church welcomes all who care to attend this stimulating discussion. For more information, contact Fran Moore Krebser at 540-631-0821.

Condolences

Sympathy goes out to James H. Falls and his family; his wife, Myrtle, passed away on Jan. 1. Also to the the family of Charlie Kevis, who passed away on Jan. 2 at the age of 91.

Remembrance

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration takes place this Sunday (Jan. 15) starting at 4 p.m. at the Theatre at Washington. Everyone is welcome to come share this time of remembrance. For more details, see the Rapp Happenings calendar on page 6.

Birthday wishes

Belated birthday wishes go out to my grandson, Trent Singleton, who celebrated his day on Dec. 29.

Have a wonderful week!