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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

October 20, 2016


Congratulations to the Patrick Henry Football team who soundly beat Armstrong last Friday night with a score of 55 to 12. It was a chilly night, but the stands were full of Patrick Henry alumnae for Homecoming. Come out again this Friday to cheer on the Patriots as they face the Atlee Raiders. The game starts at 7 p.m., but come early to enjoy the concessions and see your friends!
Hanover County Public Schools are holding an Educational Expo Thursday, Nov. 3, at Patrick Henry High School. A free dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the program will start at 6 p.m. There are so many options and choices for your child’s high school education that this program is a must for anyone with a middle-schooler!
After 13 years of service to the Town of Ashland and many friendships forged during this time, Charles Hartgrove is stepping down as the Ashland Town Manager to become the next Deputy City Manager of the City of Lynchburg, Virginia. Come say goodbye and wish him well at a Community Celebration Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Ashland Theatre. Come celebrate with us – fun, fellowship, and music will abound! Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the program will start about 7:15 p.m.
This weekend is homecoming at Randolph-Macon, so be sure to come cheer on the Yellow Jackets this Saturday as they face off against Catholic University at 1 p.m.
As you are planning out your Halloween costume, make sure you remember to stop by the Arts and Activities Center Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m. to hear the Hanover Concert Band play spooky music, and to have fun with games, treats, and contests.
We’d like to wish a happy birthday to Elizabeth Slopey who turns 9 Saturday, Oct. 22!
There are a couple of fun evenings planned at your neighborhood library next month. “Breathtaking Art” will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1 for kids ages 3-10. Why take a selfie, when you can create something with crayons, markers, watercolors and straws?
Then, Saturday, Nov. 19, bring the whole family from 10:30 a.m. to noon to make ornaments for the Town Christmas Tree! What a wonderful way to get in the holiday spirit, with tasty treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.
Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320,
The mural on the side of the Caboose looks amazing. It is the perfect destination for an evening stroll.