The Rapp for August 26

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Truck won; thanks to many

Tom Barber of Richardsville (here with wife, Cindy) was the lucky winner of the 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck given away Saturday night by the Flint Hill Fire Department at its annual carnival. Janet Woodward of Amissville won the black angus beef. Thanks to everyone who came out to the carnival and helped to support our efforts.

The Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company would also like to thank all of our wonderful community volunteers who came together and worked so hard to make this event happen. Whether they worked in the bingo stand, the cook stands or bake stand, or performed any of the other hundreds of tasks that must be accomplished to put on an event like this, we want them to know that their efforts and hard work are appreciated, not just by the fire department but also by the larger community that the fire department serves.

You know who you are. We know who you are. Your spirit of volunteerism is beautiful. This event would not have been possible without you. Thanks, again. — Richard Brady (secretary, FHVFRC)

Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend in a scene from The Young Victoria.

Back to the movies!

The fall season of Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community (RAAC) films begins Sept. 3 with “The Young Victoria.”
As always, the films are shown at The Theatre in Washington. Showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is $6 adults ($4 students). “Young Victoria” is rated PG and runs for 105 minutes.

This dramatization covers the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. At the age of 17, Victoria was already the object of a royal power struggle as she was in line for the throne and everyone is vying to win her favor.

This season, RAAC films will be shown once a month on the first Friday of the month. Next month’s film, on Oct. 1, is “City Island” with Andy Garcia and Julianna Marguilies.

The concession stand will serve popcorn, candy and water. For a complete review of this film and other upcoming events visit the RAAC’s Web site at

Supplies to bank on

Rappahannock National Bank got youngsters at Rappahannock County Elementary School off to a good start this school year by donating school supplies and backpacks.

Customers donated materials and the bank purchased additional supplies and backpacks so that each grade received at least several bookbags to distribute as needed.

Photo by Kelly Jo Settle

Shown in a presentation made the day before school started are (from left) bank employees Destiny Compton, Stephanie Wharton and Brittney Lee, RCES school guidance counselor Candace Lamma, branch manager Sharon Woodward and school principal Carol Johnson.

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