Washington: Sunrise services for Easter

The Easter holiday is upon us. The Amissville United Methodist Church has already placed their well-known silhouettes along U.S. 211 in Amissville to illustrate the events leading up to to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Several churches in Rappahannock County will hold sunrise services on Easter Sunday this weekend.

Trinity Episcopal Church’s sunrise service is at 6:30 on the Massie’s Mountain property of Jane Batchelder. (From Washington, take Harris Hollow Road, Route 654, to a left on Route 652.) Refreshments will follow.

Flint Hill United Methodist Church will hold a service at 6:45 a.m. on the farm of Richard and Esther Settle on Jericho Road, weather permitting. A breakfast is open to the public afterwards at the Flint Hill Fire Department.

The service on Red Oak Mountain at 6:15 a.m. is sponsored by Woodville, Amissville, Reynolds Memorial and Forest Grove Baptist churches. See signs as you enter Woodville (coming south from Sperryville on U.S. 522, turn left on Red Oak Mountain Road).

Chocolates for Easter

R. H. Ballard is offering specialty chocolates for Easter this year. One is a cute milk chocolate bird’s nest with colorful eggs packaged in a little box, for $4.50. And the other great pick-up items are sweet packages of gourmet chocolates with a stain ribbon for $4.95. There are six kinds available: dark and milk chocolate mixed with either peppermint, toffee, cherries, cashews, honey or lemon zest. These are all Virginia-made from Hunt Country Foods in Marshall.

Ballard’s also has regular Red Truck Bakery goods available every weekend, which have been selling out. Customers can now order a week ahead for specialty items and pick them up at our shop.

Memorial service

Lily Gates Dennis Peyton, 92 of Washington, passed away on Feb. 8 at the Fauquier Health and Rehab Center. She was the daughter of the late John and Louella Clark Dennis of Washington.

An old school Baptist Memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Woodville.
W.C. Thompson Funeral Home in charge of arrangement.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Tommy Starks of Woodville, on the death of his sister, Lelia Clark, 69. Lelia passed away on Friday, March 26.

New movies

Check out the new movies at the Packing Shed Gallery. “The Blind Side” with Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock; “The Informant” starring Matt Damon; “Where the Wild Things Are” wiht Catherine Keener; “Coco before Chanel starring Audrey Tatou and “Capitalism: A Love Story,” the new documentary from Michael Moore. Packing Shed Gallery & Movie Rental hours are: 4 to 7 Thursdays, 2:30 to 7 Fridays and noon to 7 weekends.


Birthday wishes go out to a special friend of mine, Frances Foster, who celebrated her special day on Sunday, March 28.