Sharron Smith a 2009 grad of JRHS is a cheerleader for Radford University. She has on the black wrist bands.
Sharron Smith a 2009 grad of JRHS is having a great fall at Radford University where she is on the cheerleading team and also has participated in a college cheer competition. Her parents were thrilled to go on parents weekend in early October and see Sharron, a resident of Fincastle, in action on the University level.
The 2010 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Botetourt County is ready for your help. Your can register your team today by visiting our event web site at www.relayforlife.org/botetourt or by calling the American Cancer Society at 774-2716. In 2009, the Relay For Life of Botetourt County raised $89,705.66 for the American Cancer Society. The 2010 Relay For Life of Botetourt County will be held on May 21, 2010.
Relay For Life began with one man in Tacoma, Washington in 1985 and is now a worldwide movement to end cancer, with 4,960 events across America that raised a total of $420 million dollars in 2008. These funds help the American Cancer Society achieve their mission of eliminating cancer as a major health concern. In honor of those who battle cancer 24 hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the day and night. For those not walking, there is constant action to keep everyone busy. From entertainment, food and games to touching ceremonies and stories of inspiration, there is something for everyone at Relay For Life.
At every Relay For Life event, we celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer through our Survivor’s Lap and survivor recognition. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight. We also remember loved ones lost to the disease, and those who have survived and are currently battling cancer with our Luminaria Ceremony. At Relay, people who have walked alongside those battling cancer can grieve and find healing. Finally, we fight back against cancer because we want to put an end to the disease. Relay helps individuals make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight.
For more information on your local community event, please visit www.relayforlife.org/botetourt or call Andrea Britt at 540-774-2716.
These little soccer guys from Buchanan had a great season according to Michelle Cook who sent in the photo.They are the members of the Buchanan Crushers in Recreation Pee Wee League soccer. They were coached by Jason Morris.
The players are: Craig Bowyer, Hayden Morris, Jayleen Clay, Hunter Altizer and Elliott Cook.
Fincastle Preschool Trick or Treats Fincastle County offices
Fincastle Preschool’s 2nd Annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, November 7 from 6-8 PM in the Family Life Center of Fincastle United Methodist Church located at 137 South Church St, Fincastle.
It will be an evening of family fun with music by David Austin & Friends. The evening will include a hotdog dinner, silent auction, bake sale, and entertainment for children.
This is Fincastle Preschool’s largest fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Preschool. Admission is $2 for adults/$1 for children (2 and under are free. Hotdog dinner is additional and bidding on auction items is optional.)
Fincastle Preschool’s goal is to focus on total development of the child emotionally, physically, socially, and cognitively. Fincastle Preschool is an independently operated non-profit organization focused on early childhood education since 1976.
James River hosts Bath. Lord Botetourt travels to Northside. Whichever game you’re at, you probably want to be prepared for some weather. Here’s what weather journalist Kevin Myatt forecasts:
Cloudy, cool and drizzly. Temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. Probably no pouring rain but there might be some light showers.
Logan Wood was the school winner of the cabbage contest earlier this past summer in Mrs. Mayes class. As you can tell by the picture, that is one really big cabbage almost as big as Logan! Have an interesting photo to share? email@example.com
Don’t drive….need a ride? The Botetourt County Parks & Recreation Dept. is proud to advertise our Senior Van Program to residents of Botetourt County who are 55 & older. Our van will pick you up for shopping, doctor appointments or just for those who would like to get out of the house for a while. We also have a van for the disabled as well. Please call Hazel Dooley at 309-3633 for more information on this free program. A $5 donation is greatly accepted!
Rex Kelly was in the first WRE class in 1936 pictured here with Robert Mcrea.
The Botetourt County Council of Weekday Religious Education is celebrating 74 years of Bible teaching to public school students. The program began on January 1, 1936, with the help of several people, including Mrs. Ethel Reid who recruited support from most of the Botetourt County churches at that time.
In other areas of the State of Virginia, WRE had been initiated in the Fall of 1929 under the leadership of the Reverend Minor C. Miller and the Virginia Council of Churches (VCC). After the Botetourt County Council of WRE was organized and began classes in 1936, it remained under the auspices of the VCC until 2008 when the Virginia Weekday Religious Education Association (VWREA) was organized.
Although the Virginia Council of Churches was instrumental in initiating the WRE program in the state and had been very supportive of WRE for many years, the downturn in the economy had taken its toll on the budget of that group. Out of a deep concern for WRE’s future affiliation with the VCC, some longtime supporters of WRE came together in Lexington to form the new state organization, the Virginia Weekday Religious Education Association. The Botetourt County Council of WRE, along with twelve other county and city groups, has become affiliated with the VWREA and has discontinued direct ties with VCC.
At their Fall Dinner Meeting on October 26, hosted by the Buchanan Baptist Church, the Botetourt County Council of WRE recognized one of the members of the first WRE class in 1936, Mr. Rex Kelly. Rex has been one of WRE’s most ardent supporters over the years and remains active serving currently as a Trustee.
WRE is offered in portable facilities just off the campus at each of the seven elementary schools in Botetourt County. It operates under a released-time program established by a U. S. Supreme Court case, the Zorah Decision, that dates back to 1952. Students attending WRE classes must have written parental consent. The Bible is the primary text for WRE classes and the program is supported solely by donations from churches, businesses, civic organizations, and interested individuals.
The official mailing address for WRE in Botetourt County is P. O. Box 451, Troutville 24175. Email inquiries about the WRE program may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about VWREA and its affiliate councils can also be obtained through the state website, www.vawre.org.