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Culpeper Times • November 1-7, 2018

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As we have watched the hate filled events of the weekend unfold over the last several days, we believe it is imperative to reiterate that Culpeper Youth is supportive of all the youth of our community, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic background, socioeconomics, abilities, political affiliations, and any other diversities. We stand firmly for open mindedness, compassion, and growing more resilient communities together. As we go into each day, lets work together to be better. To model better for all of our youth appropriate and effective ways to manage UVA stress PEDIATRICS CULPEPER and emotion. Adults cannot continue to hold youth to a higher standard than to which adults hold themselves. matter.VA Actions matter. Fear and ignorance breed hate, while open 16244 Bennett Rd |Words Culpeper, 22701 | 540.825.5381 mindedness, curiosity, and relationships breed resilience, compassion, and strong communities. At Culpeper Youth, we are many that come together as one.

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Ignite the City unites the community The sixth annual Ignite the City will be held at Yowell Meadow Park Nov. 3 from 1 to 6 p.m. The event, sponsored by His Village Church and the Town of Culpeper Police Department will feature a bumper ball tournament, a memorial lantern release, live music, food trucks, giveaways and youth activities. His Village Pastor Erick Kalenga said the idea for Ignite the City started six years ago as a way to answer some of the darkness that underlies the holiday of Halloween. The initial plan of Ignite the City was to be held on Halloween to shine a light on a traditionally “dark” holiday, to show the light of God was at work on the holiday as well. Over time, it has evolved to move off of Halloween and to include concerns the community is facing. This year, the themes are hope and unity. The motto this year is: “We see you, We hear you, We care.” “Ignite the City wants to unite folks,” Kalenga said. “We live in kind of a divided atmosphere. Not only are our churches divided, our community is divided but at the same time we have to find a way to put our differences aside and find things that unite us.” Two of those things that should unite the community is a commitment to raise awareness of youth suicide and drug addiction. Both have become epidemics over the past 10 years and the mission of Ignite the City is to give teenagers hope in a dark time. The memorial lantern release is especially targeted at teens that have lost their lives to addiction and depression. “That’s why we’re going to do the memorial lantern release, because we’ve lost some young people right

have evolved over the years,” Kalenga said. “To me it’s vital that we really partner with our local law enforcement agencies. We want to build a trust. We don’t want to be afraid of the police, we want to respect each other and build those relationships.” The Culpeper County Sheriff ’s Office will also be on hand as well as several emergency rescue agencies as well. Many addiction and suicide prevention coalitions will be on hand to speak and provide support including Team Jordan, Overdose Awareness Coalition, Living the Dream Foundation and the Rusty Bowers Suicide Prevention Coalition. “Hopefully if there was someone considering suicide, we can change their mind and show them there is hope on the other side,” Kalenga said.

CULPEPER YOUTH SPOTLIGHT

Culpeper Youth (Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to www.culpeperyouth.org to apply.) As we have watched the hate filled events of the weekend unfold over the last several days, we believe it is imperative to reiterate that Culpeper Youth is supportive of all the youth of our community, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic background, socioeconomics, abilities, political affiliations, and any other diversities. We stand firmly for open mindedness, compassion, and growing more resilient communities together. As we go into each day, lets work together to be better. To model better for all of our youth appropriate and effective ways to manage stress and emotion. Adults cannot continue to hold youth to a higher standard than to which adults hold themselves. Words matter. Actions matter. Fear and ignorance breed hate, while open mindedness, curiosity, and relationships breed resilience, compassion, and strong communities. At Culpeper Youth, we are many that come together as one. in our community,” Kalenga said. While remembrance and awareness are key components, Kalenga stressed that another key component is fun - a way to help teenagers interact with their community. At the heart of that is the bumper ball tournament - a 3-on3 tournament with prizes being

awarded to the winner. Another raffle prize for teenagers will be an opportunity to win an iPad sixth generation, donated by His Village. The event will also be an opportunity for the public to interact with the Culpeper Town Police, in an effort to build a stronger relationship. “Our partnership with them

Community Christmas Basket program The Culpeper Community Christmas Basket program is gearing up for the 2018 season and has application for recipients ready to be picked up and mailed in. Applications can be picked up at Social Services and Culpeper Food Closet. All applications need to be turned in by Friday, Nov. 9 to Culpeper Community Basket Program, P.O. Box 574, Culpeper, Va. 22701. Applications must be postmarked Nov. 9 or before. Applications postmarked after Nov. 9 will be moved to the waiting list. Monetary donations are being accepted now for the 2018 program. Donations enable the program to purchase a ham or turkey for each family. Without the support of businesses, churches and individuals in the Culpeper community, we would not be able to carry out the program. Donations can be made to the Culpeper Christmas Basket Program by sending a check to P.O. Box 574, Culpeper, Va. 22701.

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VOTE "NO" TO QUESTION #3 A recent assessment of youth interests and needs does not support the YMCA project. Total minimal cost of the project to taxpayers is a minimum of $19,000,000. The Culpeper YMCA is NOT free.

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