‘The Flood of 1870’ set for Oct. 29 at town museum and other news from Shenandoah

Annie Pierce and Lora Jenkins
Annie Pierce, a member of the Town's Museum Committee, sits and talks with Town Clerk Lora Jenkins during the June 18 grand opening.

~ PVN staff report

SHENANDOAH, Sept. 27 — Guest speaker Ellen Kaylor will lead a discussion about “The Flood of 1870 and How It Affected Shenandoah” from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Town of Shenandoah Museum and Welcome Center.

The Shenandoah Council heard a report about the upcoming event co-hosted by the Shenandoah River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Town at its meeting Tuesday night.

The Town of Shenandoah Museum and Welcome Center has received hundreds of visitors since opening in June, and the council was told this week that the new museum has received 10,000 views online.

This museum and welcome center is located at 507 First St. For more information call Museum Curator, Joyce Fluharty at (540) 652- 8773 or e-mail Joyce at jfluharty@townofshenandoah.com.

In other business at its Sept. 27 meeting, the Shenandoah Council took the following actions:

• Received an ARPA funding request from the Shenandoah Rec League and a request for the Town to mow/weed eat outside of the ballpark facility. The Town previously gave $30,000 from the first round of ARPA funds and the Town gives the Rec League $2,500 a year, which was supposed to help with mowing needs. However, Council stated the new requests will have to be declined due to the many infrastructure needs — one sewer line replacement is estimated at $2 million.

• Accepted the Planning Commission’s recommendation and approved the subdivision of lots requested for Infinity Properties LLC, 319 Pulaski Ave., identified by Tax Map numbers: 102A6-(A) lot 4 and portion of lot 12.

• Received a notice from Jessica Karnes that due to work schedule conflicts, she does not want to be reappointed to the Planning Commission after her current term expires on Nov. 30, 2022. For those who are interested in a position on the Planning Commission, please call Town Clerk Lora Jenkins (540) 652-8164 or e-mail Lora at ljenkins@townofshenandoah.com for more information.

• Heard VDOT will be installing new signs and painting crosswalks at three intersections to make them more pedestrian friendly. The Town is reviewing grant funding for two more intersection upgrades.

• Heard Nathaniel Brewer with assistance from Boy Scout Troop 8, as well as friends, and family, completed his Eagle Scout Project — a 12 x 20 picnic shelter at the Shenandoah Landing & River Park.

• Heard about plans for the Town’s Halloween Costume Parade at Shenandoah River Park, 315 Morrison Rd., at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. At 4:15 p.m. Massanutten Regional Library will have a story time. The costume parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Bring your bikes, wagons, and strollers for the parade or you can walk.  After the parade there will be free hot dogs, drinks, and candy, while supplies last. The Little Red Snack Shack will be selling food and giving out free hotdogs, and Poppy’s Coffee Camper will be selling coffee and will have hot chocolate. There will also be a Fall scene for pictures. For more information call Town Hall (540) 652-8164. Trick-or-treating will be observed on Monday, Oct. 31 with a curfew of 10 p.m.

• Heard about plans for the Town’s Train Theme Ornament Decorating Contest for children 13 and under. Ornaments are due to the Town Hall by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. There will be a prize for winners. All ornaments will be hung on the Christmas Tree at the Town of Shenandoah Museum and Welcome Center at 507 First St. For more information call Town Clerk Lora Jenkins (540) 652-8164 or e-mail Lora at ljenkins@townofshenandoah.com.

• Heard the Veterans Service will be moved from Veterans Park to the Town of Shenandoah Museum and Welcome Center. The Shenandoah River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be co-hosting the Veterans Service along with the Town. If there is any veteran who would like to speak at the Veterans Service, please contact Joyce Fluharty at (540) 652-8773 or e-mail Joyce at jfluharty@townofshenandoah.com. The date of the Veterans Service will be forthcoming.

Shenandoah news briefs taken from notes provided by the Town Clerk.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 1

Daughter of the Stars Farmer’s Market open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth St.  If you would like to be a vendor e-mail daughterofthestarsfm@gmail.com.  Vendor applications are also at Town Hal,l 426 First St.

Race Night at Shenandoah Speedway, 301 Precision Rd. at 6 p.m. LM 100, Annual Vintage State Championship, SP, U-Cars, Twin Leg, Twin VMCRA, and Bando.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Breaking Chains Addiction & Recovery will be starting a 12-week, faith-based program for life controlling substances from 7 to 8 p.m.starting Thursday, Oc. 6, 2022 at Fields United Methodist Church, 412 Third St. During the 12 weeks, you can begin during any session. The sessions are open to teens and adults. For more information, email breakingchainsar@gmail.com.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Guest Speaker Evangeline Franzon will be at the Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church, 300 Shenandoah Ave., at 6:30 p.m. to speak about her experience receiving an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox in her native country of the Philippines. For more information, call (540) 843-3536.

For more information visit townofshenandoah.com

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