Photos: Fantastic night

Children, staff, and medical volunteers from the National Institutes of Health mingle in the crowded pavilion at the 4-H Educational Center south of Front Royal during Rappahannock Night Tuesday (Aug. 19) at the annual Camp Fantastic for children and teens with life-threatening cancer, which provides a week of love, care and feeding for the kids. Many Rappahannock County volunteers were present for the traditional Tuesday Rappahannock Night, some of them for nearly 30 years running, including this year’s crew from the Rappahannock Lions, the sheriff’s office, the Sperryville and Chester Gap fire departments, the Country Cafe and Griffin’s Tavern and others.

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  1. As one of the Moms who sends off her child to Camp Fantastic, these pictures warm my heart. The looks of concern and attention to detail shine through in every picture. Thank you for being a part of a week that is life changing for our children. I’ve said for years that while Children’s National Medical Center is saving my child’s live, Special Love is saving his soul. It’s thanks to people like you that this is true.

  2. Bud is so correct. One never forgets this so precious occasion. I pray for cures for all of these illnesses. Excellent job to all involved.

  3. Nice photos by the Lions Club’s Don Audette of Camp Fantastic. The Lions turn out in force for this annual service project and Frank Raiter did a fine job rallying the club’s troops to staff the kitchen to turn out the subs, pizza, corn and quiche for the campers. No one who pitches in to help this annual effort forgets the experience.

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