Washington column for Feb. 23

Lenten services

Annual community Lenten services start Wednesday, Feb. 29 and continue on Wednesday evenings through March 28 at Washington Baptist Church. Each service begins with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the Lenten service in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m. Childcare services are provided free. This year’s theme is: “The Way of the Cross,” with the following ecumenical schedule: Feb. 29, speaker Rev. Jennings Hobson III, music by Reynolds Baptist; March 7, speaker Rev. Jon Heddleston, music by Trinity Episcopal; March 14, speaker Father Christopher Murphy, music by Washington Baptist; March 21, speaker Rev. Phil Bailey, music by United Methodist churches; March 28, speaker Rev. Sara Keeling, music by St. Peter;s Catholic.

The joint Lenten services have been held in the town of Washington for more than 30 years, and all are welcome. For more information, call the Washington Baptist Church at 540-675-3336.

Modest success

Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue thanks everyone who came to enjoy the ham and oyster dinner cooked and served by the WVFR volunteers last Saturday (Feb. 18). The proceeds help cover the squad’s operating expenses. The next fundraiser is an all-you-can-eat breakfast March 17. Keep an eye on the Rapp Happenings calendar for more details.

Save the date

The Relay For Life’s March committee/team captain meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. Watch for the location of the meeting in next week’s edition.


Belated birthday wishes go out to my brother-in-law, Bud Clatterbuck, who celebrated his special day on Sunday, (Feb. 19.). Birthday wishes go out to Betty Grigsby of Washington. She will celebrate her special day on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Antiques appraisal

On March 10, the Rappahannock Historical Society will hold their fourth annual Antiques Appraisal and Bakery Boutique from 10 to 2 p.m. Join the fun and have your antique treasures appraised while choosing some very special baked goods. Fees are $10 per item, three for $25. The event will take place in the smaller building on the grounds of the Sperryville School House (formerly the Link). Contact the Rappahannock Historical Society for more information at 540-675-1163 or rapphistsoc@comcast.net.

Have a wonderful week!