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The Rapp for March 23

The News hosts its monthly Fourth Estate Friday discussion at Sperryville Trading Cafe & Market Friday morning, Kid Pan Alley is featured in Julie Andrew's new Netflix series and more in this week's The Rapp.
Sperryville firemen get a boost

The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department is among 17 nonprofits in Rappahannock, Culpeper and Fauquier counties benefitting from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s (NPCF) new Community Assistance Grant Program.
Mini-golf and Lions’ largesse

This Saturday, Feb. 18, the hallways of Rappahannock County High School will be transformed into a mini-golf resort via the award winning Panther Band’s Indoor Mini-Golf FUN-raiser.
Benevolent dinner a record-breaker

Last Saturday’s Benevolent Fund Celebrity Waiter Dinner was a huge success. The annual event raised a record-breaking $47,000, which will be matched by an anonymous donor for a total of $94,000.
Washington column for Feb. 2

The Lions Club has some new members and an update on the 2017 Bland Music Contest, Ballard's shop offers ornate Valentine's Day flower arrangements, and the Thrift Shop has some tempting winter pricing.
Money given, now grants to give

NPCF announced this week that it has received $250,000 in funding from the PATH Foundation to initiate a new grant program to provide opportunities for 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties.
See you on the PATH to Kindness

This year during the holidays, the PATH Foundation is spreading cheer through our PATH to Kindness project — something that encourages the pay-it-forward principle of doing something nice for others.
Help for the Food Pantry

The NAACP’s Unit 7058 (serving Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties) recently presented the Rappahannock Food Pantry with a donation in recognition of the service the Food Pantry provides to the community.
PATH grants $501,283 to area nonprofits

The PATH Foundation announced the recipients of its general operations grants. Fifteen organizations, including Rappahannock County’s Child Care and Learning Center, received a total of $501,283.
The Rapp for Dec. 1

It's Christmas in Little Washington this Sunday; after the parade, Rappahannock Quilt Club are selling raffle tickets; this Saturday, RAAC Theatre's “12 Days of Christmas" is followed by a Q&A with the playwright.
Chester Gap column for Dec. 1

Chester Gap VFD was on hand at Huntly for the annual charity trail ride; And the VFD are hosting an event for local Relay for Life team, “Hope on the Move” on Dec. 10. Also, local youth tags once-in-a-lifetime buck.
Lykes grants of $58K go to local groups  

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation last week awarded $57,943 from the Richard Lykes Community Fund to nonprofits serving Rappahannock County. Recipients include Food Pantry, Lions, RappU and Nature Camp.
On Giving Tuesday, please consider . . .

What is Giving Tuesday? The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving brings a spirit of giving to the first days of the holiday season. It offers us the opportunity to do something significant as the end of the year approaches.
Thank you, Alumni Tourney sponsors

The Rappahannock County Public Schools Parent Teacher Organization would like to thank the local team sponsors for their generous support of our upcoming Alumni Basketball Tournament.
The Rapp for Nov. 17

'Tis the season for music; RAAC produces a playful modern interpretation of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” and The Rappahannock County High School Winter Band Concert, featuring a Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band, perform Dec. 8.