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Fredericksburg, VA (August 12, 2014) – Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation will host a local
#alsicebucketchallenge on September 3 at 6:00pm at Dixon Park Pool to raise funds and  awareness for ALS.

Joanne Jones, Superintendent of Leisure Services and Dixon Park Pool manager, says, "Everyone has seen this trending all over social media and we wanted to get in on the fun! We want this to almost be like a flash mob, where a big group of people just show up to a common location for a great cause. There will be no pre-registration, no age limits. We are hoping, with the participation and support of all the local residents, to be the largest #alsicebucketchallenge yet! Let's get this to go viral!"

Parks & Recreation will provide the water and the ice and participants need to BYOB "bring your own bucket." They are asking for a donation, in any amount, in order to participate. All proceeds will be donated to the local ALS Chapter that services D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Whether you are an individual, pair, a group, business, it doesn't matter, Parks & Recreation is
challenging you to come out and support this amazing cause.

For more information on what ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, visit


About the City of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Facilities
The Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities is a municipal recreation department that provides comprehensive year around programming for sports, fitness, nature, specials and nature programs for all ages. The department mission is to enhance the lives of our citizens by providing a diverse package of recreation and park opportunities. A parallel mission of the department is to provide optimum service to the general public and staff through the city's Public Facilities Divisions by administering a program of routine custodial maintenance, repair and upkeep, scheduled facility improvements and renovations, and immediate responses to emergencies and disruptions to the work place or service environments. For more information, please visit 

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

keepsake box

The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.