FCPR Pool pawty postponed to Monday September 25

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The Pool Pawty and Charity Dog Walk for today have been rescheduled.

Frederick County Parks and Rec is thrilled to announce a scaled downed doggie dip for Monday night, September 25th.

This event will solely be a swimming session.

There will be a $5 entry fee per dog.

If you signed up for the charity walk portion of the event, there is a plan for you too!

The dog walk will be held virtually, please pick up your swag on Monday night.

All proceeds from this event still go toward supporting the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter.

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FCSO search for suspect in Park Ranger attack

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A subject described as a white male, short, skinny, bald somewhere around 40 years of age with a deep voice attacked a Sherando Park Ranger Monday night.

The man dressed in black carrying a backpack approached the ranger as she was locking up.

After asking the ranger for money and the ranger refusing a scuffle ensued.

Despite being cut in the upper body and left arm the ranger managed to chase the assailant away.

Authorities attempted to track the man to no avail.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office do not approach the suspect as he is obviously armed and dangerous.

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FCPRD hosts Youth Triathlon

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Frederick County Parks and Recreation’s 6th annual Youth Triathlon returns tomorrow at 8 am at Sherando Park in Stephens City.

All kids ages 7-15 are welcome to participate in the event which transforms the park into a fun and challenging obstacle course including swimming, biking, and running.

All skill levels are encouraged to come out.

There are different distances for the various age groups.

Sign up today before 7 pm and the fee is $45. For more information, visit runatthetop.net.

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News Maker Tony Baker on Sherando Park’s Jul. 4

Sherando Park Stephens City will host an Independence Day celebration on Sun. Jul. 4.

Music and food trucks will be available after 5 with fireworks at dusk.

Where it is not the celebration that has been at Sherando Park in the past it is the first one they have been able to hold in two years.

We spoke with Frederick County Parks and Recreation (FCPR) Marketing Manager Tony Baker about the event.

Tony tells us about some of the activities as well as possible future celebrations for the Jul. 4.

Here is Tony’s interview.

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VDGIF Free Fishing Weekend

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is giving all Virginian’s the chance to fish for free through Sunday.

This weekend is a great opportunity for novice fisher’s to explore a new hobby without having to purchase a license.

All public waters in Virginia will be open for rod and reel fishing.

Catch limits, size, seasonal, and equipment regulations will still be in effect.

Find some favorite public spots along the Shenandoah River, Lake Frederick and in local parks like at Sherando Lake.

For more information, visit the dwr.virginia.gov

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