Vinnie’s seeds

Following last week’s First Thursday Education Support Group profile, we especially acknowledge the work of Vinnie Lainson in creating an educational foundation that pre-dated Headwaters and First Thursday.

While these two organizations were quite different, the seed-planting action provided energy for what followed. The concept was revived during the First Thursday era, with incorporation of the Rappahannock County Public Education Foundation (RCPEF), Headwaters. We hope readers, especially current parents, are inspired that an individual’s roll-up her-sleeves determination helped to spark so much constructive action.

With First Thursday just one story; please share others that highlight the vital importance of the education of this community’s youth. Please send your memories and ideas to: Judy DeSarno, Headwaters Co-Chair, at

Ellen Adams, Rosa Crocker, Jan Makela, Kathryn Treanor, Judy DeSarno
Rappahannock County

About Staff/Contributed 5432 Articles
The Rappahannock News welcomes contributions from any and all members of the community. Email news and photos to or call us at 540-675-3338.