Culpeper Times • December 13-19, 2018
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Chamber hosts annual legislative breakfast The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Legistlative Breakfast Wednesday morning at Germanna Community College's Daniel Technology Center. Del. Michael Webert (R-18th District, Del. Nick Freitas (R-30th District), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-17th District) and Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-24th District) listened to community and business leaders discuss needs that they face in their fields.
The most pressing need came as Carl Stafford, Senior Extenstion Agent for the Virginia Cooperative Extension, talked about the hard summer the agriculture community faced. The wet conditions led to low yield and low quality of many crops including wheat and soy beans. He stressed the importance of the legislators helping with agritourism and how farmers can fill in the gaps with disaster relief.
➤ Parade, from Page 7
We’re happy to support their efforts.” Culpeper County School Board Stevensburg representative Marshall Keene, also a CCSO employee, said it was a natural fit. “It’s pretty obvious with the relationship between the schools and the Sheriff’s office, it’s not just having the deputies there, it’s more of a partnership,” Keene said. “We work really well together. There was no question when we were looking for a place in the county, the schools were an option and Dr. Brads and his staff were 100 percent on board with it.” He was excited to offer something that has - to his knowledge
gives a good view, if you think about it. With that route, people can even sit in their car and take it in if it’s too cold. I really feel like it’s a good location.” CCPS Superintdent Dr. Tony Brads was excited to offer the school and his only request was to include the district’s new activities bus and the Eastern View football and field hockey teams and Culpeper County High School football team that went to states. “It’s starts with our partnership with the sheriff’s office,” Brads said. “They came to us to offer something that we haven’t had here before.
- never been done in Culpeper before. “For me, I’ve asked people who have lived here their whole life if we’ve had a Christmas parade and no one can give me an answer,” Keene said. “Just the idea of bringing the whole community together, it’s the season to be merry, but we also have to remember it’s the time of year to celebrate the birth of Christ.” Other attractions will include Culpeper resident Lisa Freiburg and her three daughters who recently were named Miss Christmas for the Eastern Virginia region. Fireworks will also be provided at the end of the parade.
“It was well into the process, we had reached out to Warrenton to find out how they do theirs and we found out they do a fireworks display at the end of theirs and it's so appreciated,” Jenkins said. “We found out we had an individual who was willing to donate and we found out they could help fund that process.” Jenkins said he’s hoping they have a large crowd for the first year. “Honestly my first concern was will we have participation, will we have an audience?” Jenkins said. “Quickly that grew to the schools can accomodate a large football crowd, so if we can draw in that number, I’d be thrilled.”
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