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Purcellville Blog: Painted Benches and Planters On Auction Nov. 11

Visitors and residents who have enjoyed the painted benches and planters on display in Purcellville since this past spring will now have a chance to purchase one of their own.

A live auction will be held Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at Bush Tabernacle, 250 S. Nursery Ave., in Purcellville. Tickets are available in advance for $10 or $15 at the door and includes refreshments.
Last year's auction for painted wine barrels was a widely attended event and this year is expected to also draw a large crowd.

The project was coordinated by the nonprofit organization Discover Purcellville. Fifty Loudoun artists volunteered to paint the 30 wooden benches and 20 wooden planters.

Each piece has been on display at the location of a sponsoring business. The money raised from the auction, which will once again be conducted by Brian Damewood, will go to fund future community projects organized by Discover Purcellville - such as the 110 hand-painted holiday decorations that will line downtown and Main Street this December. Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3024012 to purchase tickets. For more information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Updates and activities from American Legion Post 293: American Legion Post 293 in Purcellville has been busy with recent revitalization efforts, according to post commander Blaine Anderson.

Some of their activities this year include building a new roof over the back deck, changing their social quarters to a “non-smoking” facility, as well as other interior improvement projects.

The Post sent 15 rising seniors to boys and girls state in May 2017, an annual leadership conference that teaches students about government.

In June, Eagle Scout Scott Farrell completed his Eagle project with improvements and upgrades to the back deck area.

In July and August, the Ladies Auxiliary led by Staci King was highly decorated at the state and national conventions. They received the Department of Virginia's top honor, the Dr. Kate Waller Barrett award, as well as national recognition for the POW/MIA display during the Purcellville Memorial Day ceremony.

In August, they partnered with Post 34 in Leesburg to bring the American Legion regional baseball tournament to Fireman's Field. They also hosted a free champions dinner after the final game.

In October, they were awarded a $15,000 grant from Home Depot to provide for improvements to their social quarters. This week, they are launching a Junior Shooters program to invite local students to learn about handling a rifle and compete in state and national competitions using air powered pellet guns.

For Veterans Day, the ladies auxiliary will be at Giant Food in Purcellville handing out poppies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. Over the holidays, they will be hosting a Toys for Tots Drive – any person who brings an unwrapped toy or $20 donation will receive a complimentary Christmas dinner style feast. For more information, contact commander Anderson at 540-338-0910.
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