An evening about Haiti and its art
One doesn’t normally associate Rappahannock and Haiti, but last Friday night (Sept. 29), more than 75 people attended a gathering at Beverly and John Sullivan's in Washington to learn more about Haiti and Haitian art. The event, held in conjunction with Trinity Episcopal Church, featured James Duracin from Haiti who manages a self-help economic development program there. Trinity is a significant supporter of the program as part of its outreach efforts.
Trinity’s Russ Collins spoke about the church’s efforts in Haiti. Also speaking was renowned Haitian art expert Toni Monnin, who talked about the country and its artists in the lovely setting of the Sullivans’ artfilled home. Rappahannock's own John Burns also offered observations based on his many years of living and working in Haiti. A good conversation followed the talks.
Not your typical night in Rappahannock, said John Sullivan, but an educational and fun night for sure.
11TH ANNUAL CAUSE FOR PAWS RAFFLE
RappCats is kicking off its
CONGRATULATIONS TO MILLER AND WEAVER
Congratulations go out Communications Office Vickie Miller and Communication Officer Jasmine Weaver for completing the 1st Communications Basic Academy Class held at Skyline Middletown Va. Vicke and Jasmine completed the 80 hours course on Thursday, Sept. 21.
TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
According to Gary Aichele, the Rappahannock Clergy Association’s Teacher Appreciation Luncheon was held last week (Sept. 27) in the Rappahannock County Elementary School cafeteria. The lunch was the RCA’s way of appreciating the teachers and staff of Rappahannock schools for doing such a great job of educating and caring for our students.
Some 75 teachers and staff attended, as well as a dozen or so members of the RCA and several members of local churches who came to help set up the buffet lunch and clean up afterwards. The RCA hopes members of the community will continue to keep our schools — teachers, students, staff and their families — in their prayers in the days and months ahead.
Birthday wishes go out to Skip Giles, Bill Scoggin and Mike Massie of Washington; they all celebrated their special day on Wednesday (Oct. 4). Also, happy birthday to my brother, Ray Burke, on Sunday, Oct. 9, and to Chris Keyser on Oct. 11, Jonathan Moore on Oct. 15 and to Mayor John Sullivan, whose special day is Thursday, Oct. 19. Birthday wishes also to Ruthie Windsor-Mann and John Clark (Oct. 24).
Congratulations to Rick and Kaye Kohler, who will celebrate their day Oct. 15; to Kim and Bruce Nelson, whose anniversary is Oct. 18; and to a couple very dear to me, Doug and Margaret Baumgardner, who celebrate theirs on Oct. 29.
Lets remember Ellen Mustoe in our daily prayers each day. Ellen is under the weather, she in the Fairfax Hospital. Ellen is always on the go every day helping others in need. Also Laura Jenkins from Washington has been under the weather. I wish you both a speedy recover and be back home soon.
Have a wonderful day!
Rappahannock Clergy Association’s Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, was held last Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Rappahannock County Elementary School cafeteria. The luncheon was the RCA’s way of saying “thank you” to the teachers and staff of the...
Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan, right, and his wife Beverly hosted an event in their Haitian art-filled home to raise awareness for Voices & Actions for Haiti, a group that helps develop self-sustaining agricultural enterprises in the impoverished...