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Men and women competed in a high heel race down Salem Avenue this past weekend as a charity benefit for Apple Ridge Farm. Our paparazzi photo crew was there. Click through this gallery and you’ll find these people from Salem who stepped onto the red carpet:
* Anne Hoge
* Courtney and Anne Hoge
* Laura Gentle and Dr. Mark
For her 12th birthday, Salem resident Tatum Hicks wanted to paint the pig with some friends. Tatum decided she needed her longtime friends Holly Thomas and Ashley Bulaski along to help out. Holly also recently celebrated her birthday, turning 12 on July 17 just five days before Tatum did on July 22. Although the girls were interrupted by a rain shower, they managed to finish the job and take several pictures. The night was completed by a sleepover attended by all three friends!
– Submitted by Amie Hicks
First Bank of Virginia’s new Salem office opened its doors this month. The bank provides personal and business banking services from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays.
First Bank of Virginia VP/ City Executive Phil Barbour, works alongside AVP/Manager Tammy Amos, customer service representative Vickie Thomasson, and teller Debbie Durrett. Regional Executive and Senior Vice President Jim Grubbs will direct the team and be active in the community supporting business development.
Everyone is invited to stop by and become a part of the First Bank of Virginia family. The Salem branch will be holding a series of special events during the official grand opening from Aug. 23-24.
– Submitted by Phil Barbour, First Bank of Virginia
First Evangelical Methodist Church, located at 1920 Lucas St. in Salem, will host Bible School July 29-Aug. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The school is open to children in Pre-K through fifth-grade.
We will be learning about God’s amazing power.
Submitted by Lori Helvey, First Evangelical Methodist Church.
For more information, call First Evangelical Methodist Church at 540-387-0326.
The Route 612 (Poor Mountain Road) closure has been postponed due to a utility relocation that must be completed in the area. The bridge replacement will be rescheduled at a later date.
Submitted by Virginia Department of Transportation
The work had been scheduled to begin Wednesday; details here.
Here are some scenes from Saturday’s Touch-A-Truck event in Green Hill Park, hosted by Roanoke County. Families strolled around while the sounds of honking filled the park, and kids got to clamber aboard ambulances, 18-wheelers, heavy equipment, buses, a hay ride, and much more.
As always, the firefighters’ foam was a popular part of the venue.
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