Archie Manning named SABF Sports Marshal

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival announced that Archie Manning will serve as the Sports Marshal for this year’s events.

Archie Manning is the patriarch of a family who’s last name has become synonymous with football.

Archie played collegiately at Ole Miss where he was an All American Quarterback and had his #18 retired.

The New Orleans Saints selected him with the #2 overall pick in the 1971 NFL draft.

He went onto set numerous team passing records and was named the NFC MVP in 1978.

Manning was the first Saints player to be inducted into the Superdome Wall of Fame and in the Saints first class for the Ring of Honor.

After his playing career, Archie has impacted communities through his work fighting Cystic Fibrosis and with organizations like the Special Olympics and Boy Scouts.

Archie and his family continue to run one of the most prolific high school quarterback camps each summer, the Manning Passing Academy.

He will be a keynote speaker at the Sports Breakfast and ride in the Grand Feature Parade.

To view the Apple Blossom Festival’s announcement, click here.

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Special Olympic Torch passes through New Market

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The New Market Police Department along with players from the New Market Rebels baseball team participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run this week.

Law enforcement agencies and local businesses across the Commonwealth came together for the torch run.

The Flame of Hope traveled over 1,900 miles in eight days with the help of over 2000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing over 200 agencies.

The flame traveled its final mile yesterday to Richmond as part of the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games. 

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News Maker William Huck on a Special Olympics fundraiser

A special Olympics’ fundraiser is planned for this Sat. Feb. 5 and a local team hopes to participate.

The event is a Polar Plunge to take place in Virginia Beach.

We spoke with William Huck about the fundraiser in our latest news maker.

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

William tells us about the event and the team effort to be a part of it.

William also tells us how you can get involved to help out this worthy cause.

He also tells us how important the event is to Special Olympics.

Click here for William’s interview.

Find out more about it at William’s C&C Frozen Treats 409 East Main Street Front Royal.

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

News Maker William Huck on a Special Olympics fundraiser

A special Olympics’ fundraiser is planned for this Sat. Feb. 5 and a local team hopes to participate.

The event is a Polar Plunge to take place in Virginia Beach.

We spoke with William Huck about the fundraiser in our latest news maker.

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

William tells us about the event and the team effort to be a part of it.

William also tells us how you can get involved to help out this worthy cause.

He also tells us how important the event is to Special Olympics.

Find out more about it at William’s C&C Frozen Treats 409 East Main Street Front Royal.

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