The Rapp for Dec. 2

Courtesy photo

Big Christmas, Little Washington

The Rappahannock High School marching band (a bit of the horn section in a 2009 parade shot shown here) will be there this Sunday (Dec. 5) for Little Washington’s annual Christmas celebration, as will the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps., and Santa, and elves and horses and kids and . . . well, the staff of the Rappahannock News, too.

That’ll be us trying to put out next week’s paper from the back of a decorated flatbed truck — or at least pretending to, anyway. And yes, that’s what a real “typewriter” looks like.

Call 540-675-3288 for more information about the parade.

Photo by Megan S. Smith

And ‘Old Rag’ goes to . . .

. . . Bob Lander, second from left in the photo below, and his wife, Marti Cannon-Lander, and Shenandoah National Park superintendent Martha Bogle, pose with the painting “Old Rag” by Washington artist Kevin H. Adams (left). Lander won the painting at a silent auction at the Inn at Little Washington’s fundraiser Nov. 21 for the Shenandoah National Park Trust, an event at the Inn’s Tavern Shops that also served as an opening for “Our Heritage, Our Park,” a collection of 27 park-themed works by Adams, including one commissioned by the park in celebration of its 75th anniversary.

$7,500 to local nonprofits

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) recently awarded $7,500 in grants to local nonprofit organizations.

The following organizations received grants:

Aging Together, $1,750 for Business Basics Boot Camp for Seniors.

Services to Abused Families, Inc., $1,750 for bed bug prevention programs.

Belle Meade School, $500 for mobile computer and science labs.

Kid Pan Alley, $500 for residency with Rappahannock schools and Rappahannock Senior Center.

Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School, $500 for a hoop house and commercial kitchen.

Rappahannock County Band Boosters, $500 for music lesson scholarships.

Headwaters Foundation, $1,000 for an after-school program, and $1,000 for summer enrichment for a mentees program.

These NPCF grants were made possible by the Now & Forever Fund, the Meade Palmer Fund, and the Benjamin A. and Ellen H. Soyars Fund, unrestricted funds that allow the NPCF board to make grants to agencies based on knowledge of current need and priorities in the community.

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