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Culpeper Times • May 12-18, 2016 IN BRIEF

Benefit golf tournament Golf tournament to benefit Eastern View High School football program. Held Friday, June 10, at The Country Club of Culpeper. Awards Banquet and lunch following the tournament. Cost: $90 per golfer or $320 per team (4 golfers). Make checks payable to ‘Eastern View High School’ Event Format: 18 Hole Scramble. 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. shotgun start. Mail or deliver your payment to: Ray Tricarico, 12065 Hidden Lks. Culpeper, Va. 22701, (540) 718-0288.

Be a Culpeper Local at CulpeperFest The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce announces CulpeperFest 2016 and its second year of partnering with Grand Champion sponsor, Culpeper County’s Department of Economic Development “Be a Culpeper Local” campaign. The Chamber’s annual event, CulpeperFest now in its 35th year, continues to be the organization’s premier event with an enduring mission to “Connect Business to Community.” The event will be held on Friday, June 10, from 3-7p.m. at Eastern View High School. More than 100 exhibitors will be showcasing their goods and services, with many offering items for sale. Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Cap’n Corbin’s, Domino’s Pizza of Culpeper, and Uncle Elder’s BBQ will have food for your purchase. Entertainment highlights include, I & L DJing and the Elizabeth Lawrence Band ­plus children’s activities and more. Admission is free to the public for those that register for pre-­ticketing at www.culpeperfest.com. Tickets may also be purchased for

NEWS $5 at the door on the day of the event. The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce also wishes to thank the following Champion sponsors: Appleton Campbell, Culpeper Star Exponent, Culpeper Times, Germanna Community College, Kid Central, TE Connectivity, Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center and Partners 1st Federal Credit Union. For more information on CulpeperFest 2016 go to www. culpeperfest.com or follow the event at www.facebook.com/culpeperfest. This event is not sponsored by the Culpeper County Public Schools.

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May 12th, 2016 -- Culpeper Times  

May 12th, 2016 -- Culpeper Times