Veterans Day ceremony today in state jail in Southampton County
Jailed veterans will be recognized ruing a ceremony at noon today, Nov. 8 at Deerfield Correctional Center in Capron.
Attendees will include Brian Moran, secretary of public safety & homeland security; Steven J. Combs, acting commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services and Donna Harrison, criminal justice coordinator, VA Veterans & Family Services. There will a banquet, entertainment and special presentations, according to a statement from the Virginia Department of Corrections.
The Corrections Department proudly honors incarcerated veterans for their service to our country..
Through special housing in Veterans Pods and programs designed for this unique population, the department works to address the needs of veterans and provide an environment to help them succeed.
VADOC also takes great pride in being the largest employer of veterans among state agencies.
Reserve a locally grown Christmas tree
Oak Shade Farm in Rixeyville is once again offering early Christmas tree marking/reservation on adjacent tree fields 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends of Nov. 9 and 10, 16 and 17, 23 and 24 and Dec. 7 and 8.
The trees available for marking are all short-needle varieties, mainly spruces.
To participate, visit on any of the aforementioned dates, mark the chosen tree, pay for it and then determine a day for pick up. To visit the marking fields at Waterford Run Farm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Claire Mello at 540/272-9711 to schedule a time.
Trees will be cut, bundled and delivered to Oak Shade Farm, 14460 Waterford Run Lane, for pick-up on any date during its regular Christmas season hours Nov. 29 to Dec. 24.
Trees may also be taken on selection day. Remember, though: The later the tree is cut, the better it will look at Christmas. Needle drop is a problem in spruce trees cut more than four weeks ahead.
For information, contact email@example.com. The farm shop at Oak Shade (this includes the bunnies) opens Nov. 29.
Club to host veterans program and dinner
The Jefferson Ruritan Club will hold a free veterans program and dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Jeffersonton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (behind the church), 18498 Springs Road, Jeffersonton.
Anyone is invited to attend with fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Several local veterans will tell about their experiences in the Armed Forces, followed by a brief Ruritan business meeting.
The Jefferson Ruritan Club is a local community service organization helping the community to be a better place. New members of all ages are welcome.
For more information, call 540/937-5119 or see www.JeffersonVaRuritanClub.org.
Girls on the Run Piedmont 5K
A 5K event like no other, the Girls on the Run Piedmont event will take place 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Eastern View High School in Culpeper.
Celebrate local girls and the important work they have been doing this season learning valuable life skills like boundary setting, conflict resolution and healthy self-esteem. Let them know they matter by joining in the run, walk, cheer or volunteer.
The fun starts at 1 p.m., and the 5K at 2. All proceeds go to help girls in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock know that they can run a mile, so they can run the world!