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Iconic race dubbed world's largest to be held on June 13

2015 SBD logoCity of Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation is excited to announce its new partnership with Fredericksburg Parent & Family Magazine as a new co-title sponsor of the 19th annual Rappahannock Regional Soapbox Derby. Sharing the title sponsorship with long-time supporter COX Communications, this race is considered the largest race in the world!

Fred Parent was the best choice as our print sponsor. For 15 years, the magazine has been the pulse of what is happening around town for our target demographic — parents and active school-aged children. They have such an expansive reach throughout the area reaching the entire Rappahannock region and have been a great partner to us through the years.

Register Your Racer Today

Registration is now open for kids 8-20 years old that reside in the Rappahannock region (City of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline Counties). To learn more about the Derby — see pictures, watch a video and grab an application form — visit www.fredericksburgsoapbox.com. Deadline to register is May 17th.

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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