Washington column for March 17

Detail of the oil “Trio of Onions” by Ruthie Windsor-Mann, one of the artists at Trinity’s Arts and Crafts Fair.

Arts at Trinity

Trinity Episcopal Church is planning an Arts and Crafts Fair for the Fodderstack 10K weekend in April. Members of the church will be selling their works and many professional artists plan to participate. A percentage of the sales will benefit the church. Featured artists are Merrill Strange, Cory Caulfield, Jan Barbano, Paula Endo, Noel Laing, Charlotte Laing, Chris Russell, Philip Strange, Kathleen Hutcheson, Nancy Keyser, Ruth Stolk, Becky Parrish and Ruthie Windsor-Mann. Trinity’s emerging artists will also have a presence at the Arts and Crafts Fair.

The show is in the Parish Hall and outside near the church from noon to 5 Saturday, April 16 and noon to 6 Sunday, April 17. At 6 Sunday there’s a reception and an auction featuring selected works by the artists. All are welcome.

Winter Camp a success

Ninety-six campers, counselors and adult volunteers from Rappahannock, Culpeper and Shenandoah counties had a great time at the 2011 4-H Winter Camp, which was held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Education and Conference Center in Front Royal.

4-H Winter Camp participants, teen counselors and adult volunteers from Rappahannock County pose for a group portrait.

Campers and teens enjoyed a weekend full of activities including morning workshops, a huge “Minute to Win-it” game, a dance and campfires. It was a wonderful fun weekend for all.

Anyone between the ages of 9 and 13 who is interested in attending the Culpeper-Shenandoah-Rappahannock overnight camp, July 31-August 4, should call the Extension office at 540-675-3619 to register; there are only a few camper spots available. The Extension office would also like to hear from any 13 to 19-year-olds interested in being a counselor-in-training or a teen counselor at the overnight camp and/or the 4-H Day Camp (June 20-24).

Special wishes

Birthday wishes go out to Sam Snead, who celebrated his day on March 13, and to Carolyn Birckhead, who celebrates her birthday March 17.

Sympathy goes out to Sheila Haun of Washington, on the death of her grandmother, Jessie Pearl Corbin of Madison.

Hello, springtime

Spring officially begins Sunday, March 20. The staff of the Rappahannock News would like to welcome spring and encourage residents and visitors alike to take time out to enjoy Rappahannock County’s rich natural beauty.