News Maker Rusty Holland on what’s next after Concern’s Fish Fry

A week after the 24th annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry we check in with Rusty Holland.

Rusty is the Executive Director of Concern Hotline and tells us what’s next for the Suicide Prevention Hotline in our latest news maker.

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Rusty has recovered nicely from the Fish Fry and tells us how it went.

He also tells us that the 25th annual event is already in the planning stages.

Rusty also tells us that there is a Suicide Awareness Motorcycle run coming September 16th and how to get in on that.

After the motorcycle ride there will be a training session for prospective phone operators on September 23rd.

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News Maker Charly Franks on Concern Hotline and holidays

Where for some the holidays are a joyous time of year some people might be battling depression.

We spoke with Concern Hotline Program Coordinator Charly Franks in our latest news maker.

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Charly tells us about taking calls from people that may be suffering during the holidays.

He also shares with us the training that goes into becoming a listener with Concern Hotline.

Charly also tells us there is a training session scheduled for Dec. 3 and there is room to get involved.

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News Maker Rusty Holland on Concern Hotline’s Fish Fry

Labor Day Weekend begins with the 23rd annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry at Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook.

The Concern Hotline’s Friday Fish Fry is the organizations biggest fundraiser.

We spoke with Concern Hotline’s Executive Director Rusty Holland about the event in our latest news maker.

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Rusty tells us about this annual event’s fish dinner menu and the preparation.

He also tells us that the Fish Fry is just the start of a full three day weekend for the holiday.

Rusty tells us the best places to get tickets for the Sept. 2 event.

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2nd annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Labor Day Weekend

For the second year in a row Shenandoah Apple Blossom and Concern Hotline will team up for a 3 day Labor Day Weekend  celebration.

It all starts Fri.Sept. 2 with the 23 annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry from 4 until 9 p.m. with the band Junk Food.

Sat. Sept. 4 from noon until 7 p.m. the second annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Honey Car BBQ and Brews Event begins.

Local Barbecue will be the feature at the event with live entertainment throughout the weekend including College Football monitoring with large screens on the grounds.

Sept. 4 from noon until 6 p.m. more barbecue, games and live entertainment will be featured.

For tickets and information for the annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry click here.

Tickets and information on the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Honey Car BBQ and Brews event is found here.

All the events will be at the Frederick County Fairgrounds 250 Fairground Road Clearbrook Virginia.

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Support for the families of lost teens from all communities

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A social post from Warren County Public Schools announced that grief counseling is available to the enter community.

In light of the community’s and school system’s recent loss of two teens at Chincoteague Bay Skyline High School offers the counseling.

Call the guidance office of the school at (540) 631-0366 or Concern Hotline is always available at (540) 635-4537.

A candle light vigil for the two teens lost, was held last night Jan. 26 at the Browntown Baptist Church according to their Facebook page.

Shore Daily News reports that the community of Chincoteague is rallying to support the families as well.

The Chincoteague community held a candlelight vigil and began a collection to benefit the families.

If you would like to help call (757) 336-7237 to offer help, donations and support.

The star above Front Royal that is lit during the holidays, has been turned on again in honor of still missing teen Nathan Jenkins.

The search for Nathan continues in Chincoteague as well.

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News Maker Bill Long on tonight’s 11/2 vigil for Zander Ward

A community vigil will be held tonight at 6 in honor of Zander Ward at the Front Royal Gazebo.

We spoke to Zander’s uncle Bill Long about the memorial in our latest news maker segment in an attempt to bring awareness to depression and the alternatives that are available.

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Bill talks of the vigil and how suicide is not the answer with the help that’s available.

Bill and Zander’s employer William Huck of C and C Frozen Treats will be at the Gazebo to greet the community members who helped with the search.

If you too suffer from depression please talk to a trusted family member, friend or mentor before contemplating doing anything drastic.

When you are as young as Zander at 18 problems might seem like the end of the world but nothing could be further from the truth and there are professionals that can help.

Problems at any age might seem insurmountable but they are not.

There are professionals available that can help you with the battle against depression or other concerns.

Concern Hotline is always available 24 7 365.

In Frederick County please call (540) 667-0145.

In Page County you can call (540) 743-3733.

Shenandoah County’s Concern Hotline number is (540) 459-4742.

Warren County’s number is (540) 635-4357.

Before doing anything drastic that affects everyone you love please call one of those numbers.

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