Congratulations to Roger Reynolds who finished the Chicago Marathon in five hours and fifteen minutes this past weekend! Roger and Rachel Reynolds continue to be an example of how to live your life with grace and hope. They have survived the worst tragedy imaginable, and yet they continue to go on in their ordinary, altruistic ways.
Roger didn’t just run this race for his benefit, he ran to raise money for the CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation which was started in memory of their daughter, Charlotte Jennie, who lost her fight with cancer last year when she was just four years old. The Foundation raises funds to help families struggling with this horrible disease. Roger’s next race will be the Richmond Marathon on November 13th. You can contribute to this wonderful cause by visiting http://www.cjstuf.org/.
The Central VA Masterworks Chorale welcomes new Artistic Director Larry Heath as it begins its fifth season. Rehearsals began October 11 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland, but new members are always welcome! The winter concerts this December will feature Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well as other holiday selections. For more information, please contact Larry at 804-212-9861 or email@example.com.
I am really impressed with the R-MC football team these days! They beat Catholic University 56-28 this past weekend, and will travel to Washington & Lee this Saturday. Stay undefeated, boys.
Have you seen the beautiful new R-MC tennis courts on Henry Clay Street? President Lindgren has said many times that he hopes the community will enjoy these courts as well as the students. We are lucky to live in a college town- I hope we give back to them as much as they give to us.
Our hats are off to Investigator Dave Klisz, who was recently recognized as the 2009 Virginia Deputy of the Year! That’s for the whole, entire state- not just Hanover County. Virginia. All of it. Isn’t that incredible? Dave, do you get to go on to national competition?
Remember the 7th Annual Harvest Run will be this Saturday, October 16th, beginning at 9:00am from Carter Park. If you’re not running in the race, come out and cheer! This very important event benefits the Hanover Safe Place, and WHEAT (Western Hanover Emergency Action Team).
Have you registered for the Tiger Trot yet? The days are counting down! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 23 and come out to support this is a wonderful 5K run that benefits the PTAs of our elementary schools. Our town is unique because we have two schools to serve the K-5th grade population. While this makes our schools small and cozy, there are also two PTAs to support. Visit http://www.townhound.com/ for a registration form.
Halloween is right around the corner- is your costume picked out? We have some wonderful holidays here in the Center of the Universe, and Halloween ranks up there with the best. Make plans to sit on your front steps and watch the Ashland kids run through leaves in their costumes. Walk down to the Hanover Arts and Activities Center and listen to the Hanover Concert Band play their annual concert of spooky music. It is a wonderful evening in our sweet town.
Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a marvelous week!