As you all know, there is always something fun going on here in the Center of the Universe. On any given day you can find music, laughter, and entertainment- if only on your neighbor’s front porch. This past Saturday afternoon was a perfect day for watching football, and when you can stand close enough to the field so that you can hear the thud of a tackle, that’s the best possible venue. The Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets scored with 33 seconds left on the clock to beat Johns Hopkins 41 to 37. Congrats to Coach Aruzza and his hard working team!
You’ll have another chance to cheer on the home team this Saturday at 1pm as the Yellow Jackets take on Shenandoah.
Happy Birthday this week to Daphne Read Gilmore who turned 10 on Tuesday, Sept. 14th. Miss Gilmore will celebrate with a birthday apple pie, which has become a tradition because she does not like cake.
This cooler weather is perfect for getting outside and the 7th Annual Harvest Run will be held on Saturday, October 16th. The 10K will begin at 9:00am and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:10 from Carter Park. This very important event benefits the Hanover Safe Place, and WHEAT (Western Hanover Emergency Action Team). You can register online at www.ashlandharvestrun.com
The fourth annual Tiger Trot for John M. Gandy and Henry Clay Elementary Schools is open for registrations! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 23, and save money by registering early. This is a wonderful 5K run through our fair streets to support 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.
The last Street Party is this Saturday, September 18th. Come dance under the stars to Ron Moody and the Centaurs beginning at 6pm behind the Ashland Library. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and $15 at the door. Buy your tickets early at Cross Brothers Grocery, The Caboose Wine & Cheese, and Ashland Ace Hardware. There’s more information available at http://www.ashlandstreetparties.com/
September 12th through 18 th is Virginia Bicyclists and Pedestrian Awareness Week. Our beautiful roads are a haven for bikers and runners who enjoy the patience and courtesy of our drivers. Remember, a bike is considered a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities of a vehicle. Be alert to others on these country roads, and visit http://www.drivesmartva.org/.
I hope everyone had a good first week of school and is settling comfortably into fall. I am looking forward to reconnecting with my corduroy and tweed, and one of these mornings I may even have to put on a jacket! We have so much to look forward to- do you know that there’s a Variety Show coming in February? Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org. Have an easy week!