News Maker Hannah McDonald on receiving a Cline document

The Patsy Cline Historic House will receive an essay from Frederick County Public Schools on Dec. 16 at 11 a.m.

The essay was written by Patsy Cline in 1948 as a student in Gore Virginia.

We spoke to Patsy Cline Historic House Director Hannah McDonald in our latest news maker.

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Hannah tells us about the document and its condition.

She also tells us how the essay will be preserved and shown to the public.

Hannah also tells us how you can donate Patsy Cline memorabilia should you have any.

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FCPS donate a Patsy Cline essay from 1948

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The Frederick County School Board announced by email that they have approved the donation of an essay written by Virginia Hensley also known as Patsy Cline to Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc.

The essay was written by Hensley/Cline in January 1948 when she was a 15 year old student in Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS).

The essay details Hensley/Cline’s desire to pursue a career as a cosmetologist.

On December 16 FCPS will officially turn the essay over to Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc. at 11 a.m.

The transfer of the document will be at the Patsy Cline Historic House at 608 South Kent Street Winchester.

Details on FCPS’s work to preserve historic records and how Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc.’s plans to share the document with the public is forthcoming.

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Winchester celebrates Patsy Cline’s 90th birthday

Patsy Cline would have turned 90 years old this weekend and Winchester is celebrating her life on Saturday.

The 12th annual block party and concert at Patsy Cline Theater will benefit the Patsy Cline Historic House on S Kent Street where she lived from 1948-1953.

The block party will take place outside her former home from 10 am to 4 pm and Kent Street will be closed from Monmouth St to Germain St.

Festivities will include musical performances, home tours and a pause for birthday cake to honor Patsy Cline with her daughter, Julie Fudge.

The evening will culminate in a concert with Grand Ole Opry member Mandy Barnett.

She also starred in the musical “Always… Patsy Cline” for 15 seasons in Nashville.

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Ronnie Milsap headlines Patsy Cline Classic

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Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winning artist Ronnie Milsap is bringing his talents to Winchester tonight.

Milsap is the headliner for the 11th Annual Patsy Cline Classic at Handley High School’s Patsy Cline Theater.

The event is being held to benefit the Winchester Education Foundation and Winchester Public Schools.

The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are still available through Eventbrite.

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The Patsy Cline block party is today 9/4

The annual celebration of Patsy Cline will take place today Sept. 4 at Patsy’s former home and now museum at 608 Kent Street Winchester.

The Patsy Cline Block Party will start at 10 a.m. lasting until 4 p.m..

This year is a special year as the Museum has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark.

Free parking is available at the visitors center on S. Pleasant Valley Rd. with shuttle service provided.

The block party is free with reduced rates for an abbreviated tour of the house museum at $5.

Five performances are scheduled for the event with more information available by calling (540) 662-5555.

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A new name for the Loudoun St. Post Office

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton has introduced legislation to rename the Post Office on the Loudoun Walking Mall in Winchester.

Looking to name the Post Office after Winchester legend Patsy Cline.

All of Wexton’s delegation colleagues in the House of Representatives are cosponsors of the legislation.

The Post Office is near Patsy Cline’s historic home which is a national historic landmark.

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