“They Pull Me Back In!”

Greetings from The Booth!

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving feast and hopefully long weekend, a HUGE thanks to everyone who had a hand in making our 13th Camping For Hunger a big success again this year. Last week we raised almost $10 thousand in cash plus a full bus of non-perishable food that will enable Front Royal/Warren County CCAP feed our neighbors in the months to come. To you who donated, our drop-off locations, local law enforcement, and sponsors, we can’t thank you enough. Once again, and incredible example of a community coming together for a common cause. There’s probably a lesson in there somewhere.

Remember the famous line from one of the Godfather movies: “every time I try to leave, they pull me back in!” ? Or something to that effect. The Washington Football team has done that to me. Left for dead at 2-6, I was content to find other things to do on a Sunday afternoon, and for the first time in my life had no aversion to turning the game off before it was over. Well, look what has happened…again. The Football Team has reeled off 2 consecutive victories against the likes of Tom Brady & the Bucs, and the Carolina Panthers. All of a sudden, there are those who are daring to use the “P” word (cue Jim Mora’s famous “Playoffs! rant). While I’m not ready to take that leap, the last two Sunday’s have been fun, if not nail-biting, as the WFT has improved to 4-6, with 2 winnable games ahead. I think I just jinxed ’em.

Washington has become relevant again, thanks in no small measure to the quarterback play of Taylor Heinicke. The journeyman from Old Dominion has played with confidence the last two weeks, and looks like he’s having fun. He is playing with a gunslinger mentality, much like his idol Brett Favre. Heinicke is taking advantage of his second-chance opportunity in the NFL, and is performing like someone with nothing to lose. In the last two games, he has outdueled the GOAT (Brady) and took the spotlight away from Cam Newton, who was supposed to have made his triumphant return to Carolina on Sunday. Heinicke’s supporting cast has stepped and made big plays, too. WR Terry McLaurin is an absolute beast, while a trio of running backs hammered the Panthers for an old-school 190 yards.

And, has anyone noticed that the defense has played much better the last 3 weeks, giving up just an average of 20 points per contest? The loss of Chase Young for the season is certainly a big-picture loss, but last Sunday the defense performed as a team, instead of a collection of individual parts.

So, here we are again, at a place we WFT fans seem to be every season, playing the game of “if we beat this team, and so-and-so loses to so-and-so, we’ve got a chance to make the playoffs.” With a home Monday night game looming against the 3-7 Seahawks and a road contest against the 5-5 Raiders, 6-6 looks possible, leaving a stretch run against mostly division opponents. Maybe, just maybe…

Like Al Pacino, I think I’ve just been pulled back in.

Until the next visit from the Booth, Happy Thanksgiving, Hail WFT…and GO HORNETS!

RW

Wrapping up Camping for Hunger with drop off locations delivering

Donations continue to come in as drop off locations wrap up the 13 annual Camping for Hunger campaign by bringing in what you have donated.

Pictured is Lt. Robbie Seal of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office dropping off the donations he collected at the various trash convenience sites in the county.

We have a few more drop off locations reporting in as we wrap up this effort.

Thanks to the community’s efforts thousands are assured that they will not go hungry through spring.

Your donations to the 13 annual Camping for Hunger campaign have made all the difference to help Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) feed those in need.

C-Cap and the River 953 are grateful for the efforts of the business community, first responders and the community at large for making the difference for thousands in our community.

Once all the donations are collected we will have the totals to show how much of a difference you have made for those in need.

Thank You for Your Support of Camping for Hunger 2021.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

Fun Fact November 18, 2021.

Have you ever had your druthers?  What exactly are druthers and how does one get them?  According to Vocabulary dot com, Druthers are things you have the right or chance to do. When you have your druthers, you can do what you want. This word always appears in the plural form and usually in a phrase like “If I had my druthers…” It refers to a preference, wish, or desire. If you had your druthers, maybe you would sleep till 11 every day.  The word druthers has it’s origin in the US, first cited in the January 1870 edition of Overland monthly and Out West magazine.  It is most likely a shorting or contraction of the phrase I’d rather or would rather.  If I had my druthers, I’d fill the Camping For Hunger bus until nothing else would fit.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

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Fun Fact November 18, 2021.
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A Great start to Camping for Hunger 2021

We began loading the Camping for Hunger bus yesterday and we thank everyone for their donation.

It was a good start with over 20 boxes loaded on the first day but it was just day one.

This effort to help Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) feed those in need continues through Sat. at 1106 Elm St. Front Royal.

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Seal will be at the Linden trash convenience center today Nov.16 from 1 to 5 for pick up as well.

We are also continuing to load the bus here at the station with non perishable food donations.

You are invited to make a secure monetary donation at ourccap.org as well.

All Camping for Hunger details can be found by clicking here and thank you for your support.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

Sports Dogs Podcast: Talkin’ CFP With Coach C

In the latest SDPC, it’s Camping For Hunger time, and it’s become tradition to have Coach C, Mike Costello on-air or on the podcast. In this edition, Coach C and the R-Dog talk about the latest CFP rankings, Fuente on the hot seat in Blacksburg, and a little sprinkling of college hoop…

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News Maker Joanne Koszyk of C-Cap on Camping for Hunger

We begin loading the Camping for Hunger bus in a week Nov. 15 through the 20.

Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) is the main distributing beneficiary of this community effort.

We spoke with C-Cap Executive Director Joanne Koszyk about the types of donations that work best for those in need in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Joanne explains the types of donations that are best for this community.

She goes on to explain the ways to donate and other needs of C-Cap as well.

We appreciate the support of this community effort and for all the details on Camping for Hunger click here thank you.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.  

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News Maker Joanne Koszyk of C-Cap on Camping for Hunger
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Camping for Hunger and other ways to help the hungry

It is projected by the website Feeding America that almost 800,000 people will go without food in Virginia over 200,000 of those are children.

One way to help the almost 4,000 of those in Warren County is through Camping for Hunger which supports Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) and their efforts in helping the hungry.

Donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations are being accepted for Camping for Hunger through Nov. 20.

Click here for full details on Camping for Hunger and thank you for your support.

If you are unable to donate volunteering is another way to support those who might go hungry.

There are so many opportunities for those who wish to help out their friends and neighbors where you live.

Visit the Feeding America website for more on helping the hungry and again thank you.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.  

News Maker Lonnie Hill on Camping for Hunger

Camping for Hunger is Nov. 15 benefiting the Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) of Front Royal Warren County.

We spoke with The River 953 and Sports Radio 1450’s operations manger Lonnie Hill about the preparation for the event in our latest News Maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Lonnie explains the preparation of Camping for Hunger and importance of the effort.

Lonnie also talks of the history of the event and how you can help.

He also gives a breakdown of both monetary and non-perishable food donations for C-Cap.

For all the details for the Camping for Hunger campaign click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.  

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News Maker Lonnie Hill on Camping for Hunger
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Non-perishable food donations are accepted for Camping for Hunger

Look for signs at various sponsor locations of the River 953’s Camping for Hunger campaign around Front Royal and Warren County.

These locations can accept non-perishable food donations for the Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) Camping for Hunger campaign and we thank you for the donations.

Where monetary donations are important in the effort to feed the hungry in Warren County C-Cap’s Board of Director’s President Larry Elliot stressed that food donations are just as important.

Larry reminds us that those food donations are important for immediate relief for a family in need.

Those donations enable a family to pick up a box of food immediately if needed.

Hear Larry’s talk on that subject by clicking here.

We begin loading the bus at 1106 Elm St. Front Royal on Nov. 15.

Click here for full details on this effort to feed the hungry in Warren County with Camping for Hunger.

We and C-Cap Thank You for your support of this effort.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Larry Elliott of C-Cap on Camping for Hunger

Camping for Hunger is Nov. 15-20 and is one of the most important campaigns for C-Cap.

We talk with C-Cap’s President of their Board of Directors Larry Elliot about the need in our community in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Larry tells us how important the campaign is for our community and how many are in need.

Larry also talks about the difference between non perishable foods and monetary donations.

All donations can make a difference in the life of our neighbors and we thank you for that.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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News Maker Larry Elliott of C-Cap on Camping for Hunger
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