Neighborhood News

Ararat Club reports another busy month

It has been another busy month for the Ararat Ruritan Club. At the club's November meeting, donations were presented to the Patrick County Bookmobile and Hunter's Chapel Church for their Thanksgiving Home Alone program. The club welcomed Chip Bondurant as a new member. Chip's grandfather, Porter Bondurant, was a charter member of the Ararat Ruritan...

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DAR celebrates Native American Month

Colonel Abram Penn NSDAR Chapter member Diane Ross (L) led the program for Native American Month. Janice Stanley (R) received a Past Chapter Regent Pin for her leadership. The regular monthly meeting of the Colonel Abram Penn Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was held Monday, November 14,...

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Final workshop of year deemed success

From all accounts, the turnout for the last Learning Garden workshop of the year was great. During the workshop, the Patrick County Master Gardeners provided information on garlic and turmeric cultivation as well as creating an ecotone and using lawn waste to make fertilizer. The event culminated in planting a garlic...

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Mountain Valley honored veterans 

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (MVHPC) on Friday honored Veterans with a display of 414 American flags on the lawns of Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson and SECU Hospice Care Center in Yadkinville. This number represents the total number of Veteran patients served by Mountain Valley...

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WES Warrior Readers announced

Woolwine Elementary School (WES) announced the names of its top readers who participated in the Warrior Reading program during the first quarter. Each student who reached their grade level goal received a free snack, a certificate, and Pre-K-6 grade students were also given a free personal pan pizza from Pizza...

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Patrick Springs club honors two with highest award

Pictured, (left to right), are Kevin Reynolds, David L. Clement and Charlie Bowman (contributed photo) The Patrick Springs Ruritan Club presented the Tom Downing Fellows Award to two members of the club during the October monthly meeting.  Kevin Reynolds and David L. Clement received the award for years of service...

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PCHS Class of 1987 celebrates 35th reunion

Patrick County High School Class of 1987 continued their 35 year class union celebration this year by cruising into the Ararat Ruritan Club’s Barbecue/Cruise-In for a Meet and Greet on October 22. Later that evening the class reunited at the Tin Pen Bowling Alley with classmates, guests and friends. The registration table...

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Fall Girl Scout Camporee

Girl Scout troop #1302 held its annual fall camporee in Oct at Dominion Valley Park. The troop worked on badges and patches, and all enjoyed making some Halloween crafts.  It was a cool time, but the girls enjoyed all the outdoor activities. A fire pit was kept going throughout the...

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BBQ/Cruise-in successful

Members Eric Sawyers & Brad Slate chopping the barbecue after cooking it overnight. Merlin Scales and Kevin Smith helped in keeping the fires burning while the foursome played some mean games of Rook. The Ararat Ruritan Club held its 35th annual BBQ/Cruise-in on Saturday, October 22. The event was an overwhelming...

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Industry supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Altec Industries came together to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The disease affects so many people directly and indirectly. Everyone joined together every Friday by wearing pink Altec shirts as a show of support for employees and family members that have been impacted by this disease.

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