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We're back with another Top Ten Tuesday! This week, the Fred Parent staff is sharing some of our favorite summertime activites to do in The 'Burg, for $5 and UNDER! We love a good deal, guys.


Top Ten Summer Activites For $5 And Under

 Paragon Village 12's FREE Summer movies! Movies start at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and run until August 20th. - Brenda, Social Media Manager



Fishing by the city dock!- Leigh Anne, Publisher



Watching the trains arrive and leave the station. - Leigh Anne, Publisher



Storytime With The Cow, of course! Bring your child for a story reading with Pouches and the Chick-Fil-A Cow, music, crafts with our friends at Wiggle Worms, and more! Event takes place every Wednesday over the summer and has a different theme for each week!  – Stephanie, Office Manager Event Planning



The USMC Museum has a Summer Concert Series on Thursday Nights, in August, at 7:00, on the parade deck.  It’s FREE! They also have Family Day events on Saturdays. -   Sheila, Advertising Sales Consultant



Shark tooth fossil hunting, at Westmoreland State Park! - Sheila, Advertising Sales Consultant



The Library has great and FREE programs happening throughout the summer like, Music On The Steps, upcoming LIVE animal presentations, and a really fun summer reading program.  - Leigha, Calendar Editor



Barnes & Noble has free storytimes and craft events. - Leigha, Calendar Editor



Government Island
in Aquia/North Stafford. It’s a pleasant walk/easy hike.  Pretty, serene and historical.  That’s where they quarried the sandstone for the Washington Monument. - Sheila, Advertising Sales Consultant


Turn on the sprinkler and invite all the neighborhood kids for icy pops and water fun. Draw a huge hopscotch board on your driveway. Buy a giant bouncy ball and draw a four square board in the street and invite the neighbors to come play. - Karen, Webmaster


Okay, so we kind of cheated with number 10...

What are some of your favorite summertime activites for under $5?

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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.