Camping for Hunger is wrapping up

Camping for Hunger Food Drive is wrapping up this morning, thank you to everyone who contributed this year.

A big thanks to Dominion Ridge Academy whose students packed up all the donations but also donated over 2200 pounds of nonperishable foods and household items this year with their 7-week themed collection.

Final totals will be announced next week.

Without all of you we couldn’t have made this event a success.

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Valley Health celebrates 29th Annual Community Wellness Festival

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Today is the 29th Annual Valley Health Community Wellness Festival.

From 10 am to 5 pm at the Apple Blossom Mall, there will be over 80 health wellness and fitness exhibits, fitness demonstrations, and a children focused wellness experience.

There will also be free or low cost health screenings for blood pressure checks, blood glucose testing, cardiovascular screenings, and more.

They will also be collecting donations for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank at the Valley Health Mobile Coach in the mall parking lot or at the festival headquarters inside.

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News Maker Rebecca Layman on a C-CAP food drive

Middletown will host a food drive for the Frederick County C-CAP with an exciting event on Church Street starting at 5 p.m. Fri. Oct. 14.

We spoke to Middletown’s Town Manager Rebecca Layman about the event in our latest news maker.

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Rebecca tells us that you can bring a nonperishable food item to Church Street by 5 Fri.

She also tells us that there will be the added incentive of a Civil War battle reenactment at the same time.

Rebecca also tells us that the plan for the night of Oct. 15 and of a special announcement to be made Oct. 27.

Click here for Rebecca’s interview.

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Community and Safety Fair in Winchester

Bright Futures of Winchester and Frederick County are hosting a Community and Safety Fair today from 11:00 am to 3 pm at James Wood Middle School.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Winchester Fire and Rescue will bring some of their specialty vehicles and law enforcement apparatus for children to learn about and explore.

They will also have live demonstrations with their K9 team and drones.

There will also be music, food, a dunk tank and a kids zone.

An acknowledgment and moment of silence for the attacks on September 11th will take place at noon.

Please bring canned goods or nonperishable food to support the Bright Futures food drive.

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C-Cap estimates 7,000 people will be fed thanks to you

Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) executive director Joanne Koszyk estimates that  more than 7,000 people will be fed into the spring of 2022.

You donated 16,000 pounds of food for the immediate needs of those less fortunate in Warren County.

In addition the nearly $12,000 donated will help with future needs for C-Cap.

Volunteering is another way to help C-Cap visit to help.

To make a secure monetary donation click here.

C-Cap of Front Royal Warren County and we here at the River 953 are grateful for your continued support of Camping for Hunger.

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