In March, Amissville certified fitness instructors (and Rappahannock PTO members) Lindsey Wangsgard and Donna Comer (that’s Donna leading a step class Monday at Rappahannock County Elementary School) decided to donate their time to lead twice-weekly cardio-strength-building classes for other Parent Teacher Organization members. Requested $3-per-class donations were meant to help raise funds year-round for PTO activities; the one-hour class has attracted enough regular attendees to max out the two dozen or so donated steps the group started with — and enabled them to order another 14. It has also allowed the group, says PTO president Crystal Smith, to open the class to anyone interested in not having to drive a half hour or more to a fitness class. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the RCES gymnatorium — so bring a towel or mat, a donation of your choosing, and be there next Monday. (Or email email@example.com for more information.)
Former Rappahannock News editor Roger Piantadosi is a writer and works on web and video projects for Rappahannock Media and his own Synergist Media company. Before joining the News in 2009, he was a staff writer, editor and web developer at The Washington Post for almost 30 years.