RESCUE 1 PLANS REUNION

Stafford Volunteer Rescue Squad, Rescue 1, will hold a reunion for all current and past members on May 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., at 2080 Jefferson Davis Highway, the Old Company 2–Charlie Robertson Memorial Banquet Hall. Please reach out and send your RSVP to staffordrescuereunion@gmail.com no later than May 4.

WOMAN’S CLUB OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Spotsylvania County Woman’s Club will offer scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors who are residents of Spotsylvania County through April 12.

The application must be completed in its entirety. A short essay on why the scholarship is needed, including any unusual circumstances or financial hardships must be submitted. Students must also submit a copy of the acceptance letter from the college or tech school, as the check will be issued to the institution and the student.

The deadline for submitting the application to the Spotsylvania Woman’s Club is April 12. Emailed applications must be received by April 12; mailed applications must be post marked by that date.

Contact dwilliams@spotsylvania.va.us to receive the application.

SORORITY TO

HOLD COTILLION

Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., will host its biennial Cultured Pearls Debutante Cotillion. The Debutante Cotillion is a unique program that seeks to further develop and prepare young high school ladies to transition into womanhood and for making their official entrance into adult society at a formal presentation to be held on Nov. 16 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. Also featured at the Cotillion will be the Ladies-In-Waiting, formerly known as Junior Debutantes, who will play a key role at the Cotillion.

A general information Webinar will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, email the 2019 Debutante Cotillion Chair at 2019culturedpearlscotillion@gmail.com.

SWING FOR SIGHT

WITH LIONS CLUB

The Spotsylvania Lions Club invites former and new participants to join them in their 24th annual Swing for Sight charity golf tournament fundraiser to be held May 13 at Lee’s Hill Golf Club.

The team entry fee is $340, and individual fee entry is $85. Entries will be limited to the first 144 received.

Tournament sponsorships are available, and donations of raffle and/or door prizes are welcome. All net proceeds will be used to pay for eye and hearing exams as well as the purchase of eyeglasses for the less fortunate children and adults in the community.

For more information and application forms, please contact John Gattuso at 540/898-2911; or osuttag1@verizon.net.

TOURNAMENT

SEEKS GOLFERS

The LOW Lions/Lionesses Selven Powell Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the LOW Golf Course at 1 p.m. on May 17. Proceeds will be donated the Wilderness Food Pantry and provide scholarships to Orange County students to honor educator and past president Selven Powell.

The Lions and Lioness Clubs jointly maintain and operate the food pantry to provide necessities for low income residents. In 2018, the Wilderness Food Pantry served approximately 150 households, about 400 individuals, each month. It costs about $3,000 a month to provide food on this scale to the neediest in our community.

Annual scholarship grants to Orange County High School and Germanna Community College students exceed more than $10,000 annually and provide opportunities for our next generation of leaders to fulfill their academic and career training goals.

Registration is $65 per player if paid before May 15, $75 after, and includes dinner at the Fareways Cafe. Contact Dick Gullickson at 703/314-2919; or dickgull@aol.com to sign up or for more information.

NAACP SET TO MARK ANNIVERSARY AT TEA

The Stafford County Branch NAACP will host its Spring Tea on April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Riverside Center of the Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway. The NAACP is celebrating its 110th anniversary, and the theme for this fundraiser is the “Harlem Renaissance Experience.”

Attendees are encouraged to wear 1920s-period clothing, to participate in the costume contests. There will also be a live band, great food, great art, poetry and more.

Tickets are $25 for children between ages 5 and 12, and $50 for those 13 years old and older. No children under 5 years old, please. Sponsorships are available.

For more information and tickets, visit staffordnaacp.org; or call 540/999-1031; or email staffordnaacpyca@gmail.com.

WOMAN’S CLUB PLANNING ANNUAL FASHION SHOW

Spotsylvania County Woman’s Club will host its 32nd annual spring fashion show on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Fredericksburg Elks Lodge 875, 11309 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg.

Tickets are $27, which includes lunch, a silent auction and a fashion show featuring J Jill. Proceeds benefit local charities and scholarships. Purchase tickets through Monday by phone or text to Judy Moore at 540/226-0396; or Cheryl Lamb at 540/273-3724.

BLUE STAR MOTHERS TO HOST ANNIVERSARY GALA

The Blue Star Mothers of America, Fredericksburg Chapter VA4, is a group of caring and supportive mothers of service members who are currently serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and associate members. They are preparing to celebrate 10 years of service as a Veteran Service Organization.

The 10th anniversary gala will be held March 30, from 6:30 to 11 p.m., at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House, 2801 Plank Road. Tickets are $60 each. A ticket includes a three-course meal, entertainment and dancing. Table sponsorship is $500 and will be prominently advertised.

A cash bar will be available and you won’t want to miss bidding on wonderful silent auction items something for everyone! All proceeds will benefit the chapter’s missions.

For tickets contact Normine Brown at Normineaallenbrown@msn.com; or Karen Taylor at KTaylor@mayerbrown.com. Mail a check payable to “Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg” to Box 91, Fredericksburg, VA 22404, with “Gala” in the memo line. Payment must be received by Friday to secure seating. The event is limited to 150 tickets.

YOUTH CAN CAMP WITH STAFFORD 4-H

Stafford Junior 4-H Camp is a five-day, four-night camp held at the Northern VA 4-H Center in Front Royal, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Campers stay in one of four lodges in groups of five campers with teen and adult supervision.

Facilities include an archery range, athletic fields, tennis courts, horse riding rings, amphitheater, lake and pool. Campers choose three classes to attend during the morning of each day at camp. Sample classes include swimming, canoeing, performing arts, horses, crafts, archery, fishing, camp newspaper and outdoor cooking. There are organized afternoon & evening activities as well.

The camp will be held July 21–25, for youth ages 9- to 13-years old as of Sept. 30.

The cost is $300 per camper, which includes lodging, meals, snacks, camp tee shirt, most class fees and special evening activities. Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from the NOVA 4-H Center.

The camp is sponsored by Stafford County 4-H. For more information, call the Stafford County Extension Office at 540/658-8000 ext. 1057.

If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify the Stafford Extension Office, during business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event. TDD number is 800/828-1120.

REGISTER FOR PRESCHOOL

FPI Preschool is registering students for its 2019–2020 school year and will host an open house on April 10, from 1–2 p.m. Located at 810 Princess Anne St., it is the only cooperative preschool in the area and offers 3- and 4-year-old classes in a play-based learning environment. For more information visit fpionline.org. More information is available at 540/509-1374; or membership@fpionline.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool is registering students for its 2019–2020 program. The preschool is located at 5120 Harrison Road and offers 3- and 4-year-old classes in a safe, loving Christian environment. For more information visit embracedbyhim.org, and click on “preschool.” More information is also available by email at preschool@embracedbyhim.org; or 540/898-4748.

Regester Chapel Children’s Center in Stafford has openings for the 2019–2020 school year. A morning out program is available for 2- and 3-year olds who are not potty trained; and a preschool program is available for 3-, 4- and 5-year olds. Children must be age appropriate by Sept. 30. Call Donna at 540/720-7860 for more information.

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