Community bulletin board — help and serve the community

Posted: June 29, 2013


Franklin reunion

The Franklin reunion will be held on Sunday at Bing Crosby Stadium, Shelter 2, in Front Royal.

Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Participants should bring a picnic to share.

Call Helen Golliday at 540-667-6731.

Johnson-Williams  School reunion

A reunion for all students who attended Johnson-Williams School in Berryville will be held July 6-7, including a dinner dance ($40) at the Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester.

A ceremony will honor the late area educator Raymond Ratcliff.

Call Paul Jones at 540-539-0187.

Mended Hearts

The Mended Hearts support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a classroom behind the gift shop in the North Tower of Winchester Medical Center.

Call 540-662-5886.

Help and serve  the community

Salvation Army volunteers

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to serve meals during the Summer Feeding Program, unload merchandise from trucks at the thrift store, cook and serve meals at the shelter, organize groceries in the pantry and to perform general maintenance and cleaning, lawn and landscape care, and general office duties at 300 Fort Collier Road north of Winchester.

Call 540-662-4777, ext. 11, or visit

Whitacre scholarships

The Blue Ridge Democratic Women Committee will award two $500 scholarships this year, honoring longtime Democrat and business leader Damaris Omps Whitacre.

Applications are available by contacting Suzanne Conrad at or 540-722-8650. The deadline is July 15.

Duct tape donations

Special Love’s Camp Fantastic, scheduled for Aug. 11-17, needs donattions of rolls of duct tape for campers to use in craft classes.

Special Love is a nonprofit organization that supports children with cancer and their families by providing free, year-round camps.

Donations can be mailed to Special Love, 117 Youth Development Court, Winchester, Va. 22602 or dropped off at the Winchester location. To make a monetary donation, visit or mail a check to the above address, noting it is designated for duct tape.

Master Gardener  help desk

The Virginia Cooperative Extension and Frederick County Master Gardeners provide a help desk for anyone with lawn and garden questions from 9 a.m. to noon each Friday.

Call 540-665-5699, visit the office at 107 N. Kent St. (second floor) in Winchest-er or email

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County is seeking volunteer groups and individuals to help build a home near downtown Winchester.

No skills are necessary. Build days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer groups should email or call 540-662-7066.

Individual volunteers may sign up online at (press “Volunteer Now” and follow the directions) or call 540-662-7066.

Habitat, which owns several properties in the downtown area that are vacant while families are being assigned, seeks volunteers with mowers to mow the properties each week this summer. They must be at least 16 and able to transport the mower.

Email or call 540-662-7066.

Help with reading, writing, math

Literacy Volunteers — Winchester Area provides tutoring and small-group instruction to adults who need basic education in reading, English, math and General Educational Development preparation.

Volunteers are needed.

Call 540-536-1648. Visit



The Kernstown Battlefield Association needs volunteers to help on weekends through October at the site off Valley Avenue in Winchester.

Contact Sue at 540-868-2389 or

Red Wagon Ministry

The Congregational-Community Action Project needs wipes, disposable diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5), cloth training pants and potty chairs.

Contact Jody Stephenson at 540-955-0949.

Faith in Action

Faith in Action for Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties needs volunteers to visit with local residents or to take residents to medical and other types of appointments.

Call 540-536-1006.

Battlefield volunteers

The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation needs volunteers to help operate its battlefield visitor center at 8437 Valley Pike (U.S. 11) near Middletown.

Contact 540-869-2064 or

Adopted Soldiers

Spurmont Chapter 64, Order of the Eastern Star, sends shipments of supplies to adopted soldiers serving in Afghanistan, who distribute the supplies to their units.

Contact Lou Ann Thompson at for a pickup or call 540-974-3071.

Special Olympics

Local Area 13 Special Olympics needs volunteer coaches for bowling, track and field, swimming and tennis.

Contact Diana Treece at the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department, 540-665-5678.

Thrift shop donations

These thrift shops, owned by nonprofit organizations, accept donations.

Agape Outreach, 30 S. Braddock St., Winchester, 540-450-8868.

Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop, 115 W. Main St., Berryville, 540-955-2840.

Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop, 116 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, 540-542-0202.

Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop, 760 Warrior Drive, Stephens City, 540-868-0392.

Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop, Apple Valley Square Shopping Center, 822 Berryville Ave. Winchester, 540-722-7183.

Goodwill, 443 Millwood Ave., Winchester, 540-723-6864.

Goodwill, 366 Fairfax Pike (Va. 277), Stephens City, 540-868-8274.

Grace United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 7882 Main St., Middletown, 540-869-1008.

Habitat ReStore, 1944 Abrams Creek Drive, Winchester, 540-662-9704.

Salvation Army Thrift Store, 320 Weems Lane, Winchester, 540-722-2749.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Thrift Store, 2225 Valley Ave., Winchester, 540-450-2710.

The Treasure Box, Christ Episcopal Church, 114 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, 540-662-2453.

Winchester Medical Center Auxiliary Attic, 381 Millwood Ave., Winchester, 540-536-0000.