- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 09:49
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Maybe you haven’t run into Karen Jones recently and haven’t heard about the organization “Love Thy Neighbor,” but if you haven’t, now is the time!
“The Community is coming together to expand its outreach to help our neighbors in need. Friends, neighbors, businesses and organizations are doing what they can to help each other in a new, combined way. It’s called “Love Thy Neighbor”. Descending Dove Christian Center is organizing this effort currently and asks for your help,” said Karen. “Many of our own neighbors are struggling to pay for basic necessities such as food, utilities and prescriptions. We can’t do everything… but we can do something!”
That help might be as simple as joining a group of seniors’ “Circle of Friends” who contact each other to be sure they are OK. Maybe they need a ride, or a friendly voice to talk to. You might be the one for that group.
Maybe you want to donate food at one of the locations already identified in King George – or maybe you want to be a donation stop during someone’s busy day.
Maybe you just want to make a donation of food or money to help build a food bank right in King George which could help people in need.
Karen believes that everyone’s life is a journey and that we all have blessings to share with each other. She wants us all to use the gifts which have been given us to help others and to enrich our own lives. Certainly the giver of gifts reaps the satisfaction of giving just as does the receiver of the gift.
To make that journey better for everyone once a month, “Love Thy Neighbor ” is beginning a Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen at the King George Citizens Center which is open to everyone.
If you are in need of a friendly, uplifting experience where you will be treated to good food, good company, and good music, this monthly affair will help lift your spirits, which will benefit our entire community.
The King George Board of Supervisors in a magnanimous gesture has provided the use of the Citizens Center to “Love Thy Neighbor” for no fee, a gesture which benefits the entire community.
The first event will be a Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 3-5 p.m. at the Citizens Center. At that time everyone will be welcome to sit and enjoy at hot meal of homemade soup and take home some free groceries. Love Thy Neighbor is planning to provide services to 100-200 families in December. The more donations they receive they more people they can help have fresh foods to with a good selection to take home after the hot lunch..
They will also have a coat giveaway, free haircuts, and blood pressure checks by nursing students from Germanna Community College. More events will be added as time goes along.
They would love for people to donate to the “goodie bags” which people can take home for Christmas. This might include gas cards, socks, scarves, gloves, hat or anything else you can imagine.
Some of the ways your family or group might help include: A one-time or on-going food drive; donations of paper products for the meal; your choir or group providing the music; set up and clean-up an hour before and after the event; prepare the meal; collect gift items /cards for Christmas or monthly; $25 a month or a one-time monetary gift.
If all this sounds ambitious, you don’t know Karen and her drive to help people help themselves and others. You can contact her about joining the group to make it a real outreach in the King George Community by calling her at (540) 645-7331.
The Journal is now a location for the food drive/food pantry. If you have a donation, just drop by our office in The Journal building at 10250 Kings Highway, lower level. Or bring non-perishable food items to Unique House or Rocky Top and monetary donations to The King George House of Pizza, or any Union First Market Bank. Items they would like to have available to give to those in need each month include: Non-perishable items for breakfast, lunch and dinner – oatmeal, cereal, breakfast bars, peanut butter and jelly, soup, canned tuna, chicken, and salmon, chicken/tuna helper, rice, beans, pasta and sauce. Also, personal hygiene items such as shampoo, soap and deodorant, toilet paper and diapers. Laundry detergent and all-purpose cleaning products are also needed.
Love Thy Neighbor is so thankful for the Community coming together to support this Project. You may also mail a donation to Love Thy Neighbor to P.O. Box 39, Sealston, VA 22547.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 11 November 2012 12:22
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On Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Route 206, Owens, will present their Autumn Masterworks Concert. This "Evening of Advent and Christmas Music" will include the great masterpiece "Magnificat” by Sir Charles Villiers Sanford and several carols accompanied by pipe organ, piano and harp.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 13:23
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Editor’s Note: A positive group of speakers took time Sunday to appear at the public hearing held by the Board of The King George Farmers’ Market. The issue was the future of the market and the mix of vendors able to provide products to shoppers. The Board will take a final vote on the issue during its meeting at 6 p.m. at the KG Extension office on Tuesday, November 13. The following is the statement of Dahlgren Supervisor Ruby Brabo who spoke at the hearing Sunday.
“The Farmers Market has the potential to become one of the best assets of King George County. The transition of blending people and organizations always presents challenges, but I would encourage you to consider a larger
- Last Updated on Sunday, 04 November 2012 21:13
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-Indoor Soccer Registration through November 1. Registration fee - $78 per participant (each participant will receive a uniform) Practices begin December 2012. Season begins: January 12, ends 3/2/2013.
Divisions: 6-8 year old, 9-11 year old & 12-15 year old. Site: KGES.Games: Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
-Youth Wrestling Registrations through November 16. Registration fee - $30 (practice only) .Registration Fee (NVWF) - $60 + USA Wrestling Card ($15 minimum). usawrestling.org (Birth Certificate needed if first time participant). Participants will pay KGPR for their registration fees, $30 for practice only and $60 for NVWF), but they must register with nvwf.net if they want to participate in meets. Online Registration - (Practice & Meets) at nvwf.net.
This program is designed to introduce the basic skills of wrestling, and further advance the skills of those more experienced. Physical activity, building friendships and sportsmanship are emphasized.
KG Youth Wrestling is open to wrestlers ages 5-14. Wrestlers age groups are determined by year of birth. Head gear and wrestling shoes required. If braces are worn, mouth guards are required. Singlet provided. Practices Start - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, Tue/Thur 6-7:30 p.m. & Sat. 9-11 a.m. OKGES Multi-purpose room. Meets in NVWF Sundays throughout December 2012 to February 2013 in Fairfax and surrounding counties and round-robin format. Divisions:
Bantam: 2006-2007(birth years)
-Youth Basketball Registration through November 14. Registration fee - $78 per participant (each player will receive a uniform). Practice begins in December 2012. Season Begins January 12 and ends 3/8/2013.
Divisions: 6-7(Coed) Girls:8-9, 10-11 & 12-15 & Boys:8-9, 10-11, 12-14 & 15-18.
Sites: Potomac Elementary, Sealston Elementary, King George Elementary, King George Middle & Old King George Middle School. Games: Saturdays and Sundays.
Parent Meeting: Tuesday, November 20, 7:30 p.m., at the King George Citizens Center.
Register in person at KG Parks and Recreation offices, 8076 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485. Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. & Fridays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or call (540) 775-4FUN. By Mail: Make check payable to: Treasurer, King George County and mail to P.O. Box 71, King George, VA 22485