Christ­mas pa­rade a suc­cess

Rappahannock News - - OBITUARIES • WASHINGTON - JAN CLATTERBUCK [email protected]­news.com; 675-3338

The Christ­mas pa­rade brings out the best in the com­mu­nity. De­spite over­cast skies and damp tem­per­a­tures, the Christ­mas in Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton pa­rade was a suc­cess, with beau­ti­ful, col­or­fully dressed peo­ple, horses, lla­mas, dogs, chick­ens, Rap­pa­han­nock County High School March­ing Band, Food Pantry, Lunch Bunch, Girl Scouts and many, many more.

Wash­ing­ton Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue was sell­ing hot dogs, french fries, cof­fee, hot choco­late, and Et­lan’s Lit­tle Coun­try Store had food be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter the pa­rade. The Inn at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton hosted its win­ter mar­ket in the foun­tain square. Seems like the tourists were check­ing it out. The Coun­try Cafe was even open for busi­ness.

Thank you Judy DeSarno and vol­un­teers for mak­ing this year’s pa­rade such a mem­o­rable day. In my eyes, every en­try de­served a rib­bon. They all were very cre­ative.

Santa’s line was too long for me again this year, so I de­cided to put it off un­til the break­fast with Santa on Satur­day Dec. 15, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m at Wash­ing­ton Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue. Fill your tummy with scram­bled eggs, ba­con, sausage, pan­cakes, hash browns, sausage gravy, bis­cuits, fried ap­ples, juice, and cof­fee. Adults and kids 11 and older $10, kids 10 and un­der eat free. Call 540-6753615 with ques­tions.

SHOP LO­CAL

For those who haven’t fin­ished their Christ­mas shop­ping, check out Au­gust Ge­orges, R.H. Bal­lard, Inn at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Gift Shop, Geneva Welch Gallery, Rare Finds, Mid­dle Street Gallery, Gay Street Gallery and more.

At the Rap­pa­han­nock CFC Farm and Home store, em­ploy­ees are dec­o­rat­ing the store this week. It fea­tures many great Christ­mas gifts for the handy­man, horse lover, farmer, toys for the kids, as well for the cook and home­maker. Amer­i­can-made pet treats make great stock­ing stuffers for your four-legged fam­ily mem­bers.

FES­TI­VAL OF LIGHTS

Hanukkah, the Fes­ti­val of Lights, ends Mon­day, Dec. 14.

The an­cient hol­i­day cel­e­brates the vic­tory of Is­raelites over the Syr­ian Greek army. The mir­a­cle of Hanukkah is that one vial of oil, meant for one day, lasted for eight full days. Fam­i­lies cel­e­brate Hanukkah at home by light­ing the meno­rah (a sa­cred can­de­labrum with seven branches used in the Tem­ple in Jerusalem), play­ing spe­cial games and eat­ing sym­bolic foods. There are also songs and gift ex­changes. Some of the sym­bolic foods eaten are deep fried which sym­bol­izes the oil used to light the Meno­rah in the Tem­ple.

CHRIST­MAS BAN­QUET

A re­minder that Gid Brown Bi­ble Church, Wash­ing­ton, in­vites all to its an­nual Christ­mas ban­quet at 5 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 8, at the Wash­ing­ton fire hall, with Pas­tor Don McCann the guest speaker.

TIMES TO RE­CY­CLE

Many thanks go out to Jimmy Deal for re­do­ing the re­cy­cling cen­ter sign that has the days and hours and hol­i­days clos­ing. The writ­ing is much big­ger.

BIG AP­PLE SEA­SON

Charles Smoot and his wife Lori, along with Bev­erly and Doug Ex­line, took a short trip on the LW Trans­porta­tion Char­ter bus that went to New York City. The bus stopped off at Bryant Park to un­load. Ac­cord­ing to Bev­erly you could tour on your own, from Rock­e­feller Cen­ter, New York Pub­lic Li­brary, Statue of Lib­erty, even ice skat­ing.

QUILT COR­REC­TION

Rap­pa­han­nock His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in­formed me of a mis­take in their in­for­ma­tion about the World War I crazy quilt. The maker of the quilt, Vi­ola Cub­bage Estes, was not the wife of Eu­gene Ayle Estes. She was the wife of Ge­orge Fin­cham Estes. She and Ge­orge Fin­cham Estes were the great­grand­par­ents of Eu­gene Ayle Estes.

Stay warm and have a won­der­ful weeks.

COUR­TESY PHOTO

Charles and Lori Smoot and Bev­erly and Doug Ex­line en­joyed see­ing the beau­ti­ful tree at New York Pub­lic Li­brary on Satur­day (Dec. 1).

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