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2017-09-27 / Announcements

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The Enon Marguerite Christian Knights Athletics Association hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month to celebrate their new association and the new home field for teams at Point of Rocks Park. Enon and Marguerite Christian athletic associations were forced to fold in 2013 and 2016, respectively, and the two communities have partnered to bring sports back to the youth in this area. Cheerleaders, football players, soldiers from nearby Fort Lee, Chesterfield County Schools Superintendent James Lane and Bermuda District School Board representative Carrie Coyner were in attendance along with members of the community. TRAK’D, an educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Athletics and Mathematics) program geared toward youth, cohosted the event, which included a viewing of the movie “Facing the Giants.” PHOTO COURTESY OF TRAKD The Enon Marguerite Christian Knights Athletics Association hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month to celebrate their new association and the new home field for teams at Point of Rocks Park. Enon and Marguerite Christian athletic associations were forced to fold in 2013 and 2016, respectively, and the two communities have partnered to bring sports back to the youth in this area. Cheerleaders, football players, soldiers from nearby Fort Lee, Chesterfield County Schools Superintendent James Lane and Bermuda District School Board representative Carrie Coyner were in attendance along with members of the community. TRAK’D, an educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Athletics and Mathematics) program geared toward youth, cohosted the event, which included a viewing of the movie “Facing the Giants.” PHOTO COURTESY OF TRAKD Organizations

More than 750 volunteers showed up to help clean up the James River and its shorelines during the recent James River Regional Cleanup. Now in its 18th year, the cleanup is a regional effort in which volunteers remove hundreds of bags of trash and recyclable materials from the James and its tributaries. This year, more than 600 bags of trash and 500 bags of recyclable material were removed from 16 sites between Lynchburg and Newport News. The annual event, organized by the James River Advisory Council, was open to individuals, families, groups, boaters and paddlers. Of the volunteers, 26 were in canoes, kayaks or paddleboards, and seven were in powerboats, while other volunteers scoured the riverbanks for debris or picked up along roadsides.


As a community outreach project, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees from the Planning Process Directorate recently donated school supplies to Bensley Elementary, one of the schools near Defense Supply Center Richmond. Shown from left, DLA Aviation employee Vanessa Williams, Bensley Elementary Assistant Principal Rosemary Rice-Jones, DLA Aviation employee Norma Hendricks, Bensley Elementary Office Manager Barbara Aceves, DLA Aviation employee Melinda Peterson and Bensley Elementary Principal Dr. Patrice Wilson. As a community outreach project, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees from the Planning Process Directorate recently donated school supplies to Bensley Elementary, one of the schools near Defense Supply Center Richmond. Shown from left, DLA Aviation employee Vanessa Williams, Bensley Elementary Assistant Principal Rosemary Rice-Jones, DLA Aviation employee Norma Hendricks, Bensley Elementary Office Manager Barbara Aceves, DLA Aviation employee Melinda Peterson and Bensley Elementary Principal Dr. Patrice Wilson. The 2017 Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival returns to Westchester Commons on Saturday, Oct. 7. The festival, which runs from noon-6 p.m., will feature food vendors, local craft beers, family activities and entertainment from En’ Novation and Illbillys Band. The Richmond Symphony will take the stage at 4 p.m. to perform a concert of popular symphonic works and a special set with local band The Taters. The festival is presented by the Brandermill, Chester, James River, Huguenot Trail and Midlothian rotaries. Tickets are $25 per person and include five food/beverage tickets; additional food/beverage tickets can be purchased on-site for $5 each. Children 12 and under free with a paid adult ticket. For more information, visit midlofoodfestival.com.

The Cattle Baron’s Ball, the American Cancer Society’s Western-themed signature event, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Keystone Acres, 12830 River Road from 6-11 p.m. Guests will enjoy food and spirits along with live and silent auctions, a wine pull, Haley Automotive’s car raffle, along with live entertainment by Main Street Station and Tyler Hammond. Tickets are $300-$2,500 and information is available at richmondcattlebaronsball.org.

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