Special Events and Activities
Our Chapter activities include these projects and many, many more!
Members of our chapter regularly visited the Staunton VA Clinic to deliver items donated by our chapter members for the use of our Veterans. The clinic gives us a prioritized list of monthly food, toiletry, and clothing needs and we do our best to provide for them. Early each month, we deliver the goods, stock the shelves, and thank the veterans at the Clinic.
Fauquier Court House Chapter members are regularly delivering food donations to Fauquier FISH, as well as collecting hundreds of dollars in monetary donations to help our neighbors in need. We participate in the packing of Snow Day Kits and Weekend Power Packs that are delivered to local schools. These kits contain food that is sent home with children who have been identified as at risk of hunger. The Snow Day and Weekend Power Packs include oatmeal, fruit cup, mac and cheese, granola bar, crackers and cheese, and a small candy bar.
Our Chapter also "adopts" local children through FISH to provide fully stocked Back to School Backpacks each school year. Per Erin Smith, FISH Coordinator, our donations enabled us to make an additional 50 snow day kits possible in one day and provide 34 elementary school students with their essential supplies.
Fauquier Court House Chapter,
along with the Culpeper Minute Men Chapter, SAR, hosted its FREE Genealogy Workshop on November 5, 2022. Breakfast, lunch, and informative classes awaited our lucky attendees.
Our keynote luncheon speaker was Ruth Welch, Genetic Genealogist. Her program was on “Adoption in Genealogical Research” and was very interesting and full of valuable information.
Also provided at every workshop is our “Ask a Genie” table where folks can sit down with one of our volunteers to discuss any research problems they might be having.
The Genealogy Workshop is free to the public, but registration is necessary.
Next workshop is scheduled for October 28, 2023.