Letter: A ‘Fantastic’ job done by all

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who played a part in this year’s “college-themed” Rappahannock Night at Camp Fantastic. Once again, it was a huge success!

The committee — Sandra Jenkins, Marie Davis, Jan Makela and Jim Blubaugh — were invaluable in planning this event. Charlotte Turnmeyer and Samantha Taubenberger offered face painting. The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office was there with a snow-cone machine and a cotton-candy machine and kept the snow cones and cotton candy coming all evening. Music was provided by The Good, The Bad and the Blues, a band consisting of Ralph Fortune, Edward Reedy and Chuck Ritenour. Union First Market Bank and the Rappahannock Democratic Committee, along with the help of many individuals, underwrote the event.

The many restaurants, individuals and civic clubs who made donations include Melting Pot Pizza, Muskrat Haven, Subway (Front Royal), The Country Cafe, Griffin Tavern, Washington Baptist Church Sojourners for Christ, The Inn at Little Washington, Rappahannock Lions Club, Persimmon Springs Florist (Donna Brune), Carol Hackley, Dorothy Hackley, Amissville United Methodist Adult Sunday School Class, Amissville United Methodist Women, Larry and Donna Oliver, Barbara Sanders, David Compton, Washington Baptist Church, Rappahannock Mini Storage, Ron Makela, Maxine Crenshaw, Gary and Cindy Pryor, Debra and Dwayne Blackburn, Janet Dunn, Doris Fowler, the Rappahannock County High School (who loaned their Panther mascot costume), Janie Jenkins of the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office (who braved the heat to wear the Panther costume while mingling with the crowd) and Rosa Crocker and the Lord Fairfax Community College board (who provided college memorabilia).

We sincerely appreciate all the donations and many volunteers, too numerous to mention, who volunteer their time to make this event possible. We feel very fortunate to be able to participate in Camp Fantastic each year.

Bev Atkins and Linda Baldwin


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