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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

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May 26, 2016


I hope that by the time you are reading this that the weather is sunny and warm! I confess, I do love the rain and the poetic background that it seems to give everything, but I am tired of soggy shoes and my muddy garden. It might even be hot enough to enjoy a dip in a cool pool!
Memberships are now available for the Ashland Pool! It is really the best place to enjoy our hot summer days in the Town. Stop by Town Hall to get your passes. Carter Park Pool will be open this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Can you believe that another year has passed and graduation is upon us? Randolph-Macon will celebrate commencement Saturday, May 28, at 10 am. The speaker this year will be Haywood Payne Jr., R-MC class of 1968, who was the first African-American student. Congratulations to all the students: we wish you the best and hope that you come back to visit Ashland often!
Congratulations to Liberty Middle School student Evan Hunter who will travel to Chicago, Illinois in June to compete in the National History Bee! Good Luck Evan!
Patrick Henry High School will hold its graduation Saturday, June 18, at the Siegel Center in Richmond. I watch these kids grow up and turn into adults, and it seems like life has gone by in a split-second. It seems like just yesterday that we were young parents at Henry Clay, volunteering for class parent and helping them to study for spelling tests.
Mark your calendars now for a classic movie on Memorial Day weekend: “A Farewell to Arms” will be shown Saturday, May 28, at 7 p.m. There will be a special popcorn discount for veterans! It is always a treat to see an old movie on the big screen.
Your Ashland Library has another great Teen Movie Night coming up on Friday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Open to ages 11-16, kids can enjoy a movie on the big screen with pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.
Then set your calendar for Wednesday evening from June 15 through Aug. 3 for a class called: “Your Best Self Yet.” Meeting one hour a week from 6 to 7 p.m., this program will focus on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by a local certified nutritionist. Call (804) 798-4072 for more information.
Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320,
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Look for a listing of remembrance events this weekend in this paper.