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Halloween Costume Contest winners

We were so excited to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Downtown’s annual October Scarecrow Fest, which included the Scarecrows Are Coming! Scarecrow contest; the Halloween Movie Night and Costume Contest in Hurkamp Park; and Treats on the Streets Costume Stroll with Trick or Treating.

Fredericksburg Parent and Family is always so happy to be able to give the gift of these events to the children of Fredericksburg.

Many thanks to the Rappahannock Rotary Club and Chief Scarecrow John Coker, the Fredericksburg Police Department, Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation, Fort Play To Go, Triple AAA, Fredericksburg Main Street and the City of Fredericksburg for their part in the festival.

The costume contest prizes were courtesy of:
Fort Play to Go/Under 5 winner
Triple AAA/Harry Potter winner
And Fredericksburg Parent for Family theme, first responder and over 5 winners.

Enjoy!

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Harry Potter (prize courtesy of AAA)

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Children's Business Fair

Fredericksburg Parent and Family was proud to host the Fredericksburg Parent Children's Business Fair in conjunction with Spotsylvania Towne Centre. What a wonderful chance for local children to learn about entrepreneurship in a practical and fun way!

Winners:

Kid Division

1st Place – Designs by Aly P., owner Alyssa ($100 cash Highest Business Potential)
2nd Please - Warrior Games, owner Brooklyn ($50 mall gift card Best Presentation)
3rd, 4th and 5th Place – Patriotic Potholders, owner Britton; Maddie B Kidz Boutique, owner Madison; and Kayla’s Kreations, owner Kayla (Each won a family 4 Pack of movie tickets to Paragon Village 12 ($50 Value))

Teen Division

1st Place – Country Boy Creations, owner Evan ($100 cash Highest Business Potential)
2nd Please – DC Jewelry, owner Alayziah ($50 mall gift card Best Presentation)
3rd, 4th and 5th Place – Joy Hospital, owner Leah; Sewing & Bowing, owner Christyn; and The Cocoa Cup, owner Aleithia (Each won a family 4 Pack of movie tickets to Paragon Village 12 ($50 Value))

Mall’s choice based on Individuality, Salesmanship and Gap in the Marketplace: (received a Rush Hour Escapes Gift Certificate): Austin’s Rock ‘n Slime

 

All registered business owner participants in the Fair received a 60 Minute Jump Pass to Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

Thank you to our judges:

Karime Echevarria is an alumni of the Folkloric Dance Company of the University of Ciudad Juárez Mexico. She has performed and taught workshops for for different government agencies in the DC area, and she is the co-owner, and Artistic Director of Virtuous Dance Center. Virtuous Dance Center is a dance studio in Fredericksburg, VA dedicated to inspire dancers to achieve the virtue of excellence through dance.

Nancy Masannat is Owner and Creative Director of Simple Joy Designs. She began 25 years ago in the floral industry as a designer. After many years of practical hands on experience she started her own business offering creative services, everything from home and office decor, to event assistance, gifting and custom florals, using out of the box thinking and creativity combined to create solutions for many aspects of life.

Dr. Tom Van Doren is the COO of Bladeworks division of HDT. He brings his technical expertise to the fair with an extensive engineering background in research and development. Dr. Van Doren leads in growing companies and teams, developing cutting edge technology. He also teaches a class on business development at Johns Hopkins University.

Karen Moschetto is Head of School at Fredericksburg Academy. She has been at the school since 1996 and has seen over 450 students graduate from its program. Ms. Moschetto has a formal background in education and is leading Fredericksburg Academy through its vision and technical integration program. 

 

Thank you to our incredible sponsors!

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All Patient First Medical Centers are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, including holidays. Patient First provides non-appointment urgent care for routine injuries and illnesses, as well as primary care for patients who do not have a regular physician. Each Patient First center has an on-site digital x-ray, on-site laboratory, and on-site prescription drugs. Patient First currently operates medical centers in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

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Fredericksburg Academy is a PK-Grade 12 independent private school best known for small classes and huge opportunities.

Thank you to our prize sponsors:

SkyZone, Rush Hour Escapes, Paragon Village 12

And a special thanks to our host, Spotsylvania Towne Centre

 

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STEAM into Summer!

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Our Summer Camp Fair is BACK April 6th!! There will be so much fun for the kids!  

Mobile STEAM Museum with 12 hands on stations; Robotics activities;  Demos of dance gymnastics, and martial arts; Lots of local summer camp sign ups and info!

Vendors include:

Fredericksburg Fieldhouse
Youth Dance Society
Little Fish Swimming
Kids First Swim School - Fredericksburg, VA
Paragon Gymnastics

FACEBOOK EVENT page

Where: Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Pre-register for our summer camp fair featuring science, robots, and more robots! Your registration adds your name into a drawing for a chance to win a week at summer camp for your child at Paragon Gym for Kids! You can register for a SECOND chance to win on the day of the camp fair.

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Back To School Expo - 2019 // Wizarding Universe!

Magic awaits at this year's
Back To School Expo!

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Fredericksburg Parent's Wizarding Universe

 Join us at the Expo and enter to win a year's membership to the Children's Museum Fredericksburg!

Saturday, August 3
12:00pm - 4:00pm
at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre

    • Tax-free shopping

    • Sports and art demonstrations

    • Entertainment

    • Come in your wizarding robes, and bring your wand!

    • Join in the fun of the costume parade and contest!

    • Make a wand

    • Let the magic happen as you dance your heart out at the Yule Ball

    • Signup for your Sports/Quidditch team physical

    • Quidditch game

    • Use your “Up to No Good” Map to find prizes

    • Sign up for music lessons, rent your band instrument

    • Don’t want to go to FredWarts? Look at other local school options,

We solemnly swear you'll have a good time!

 

Don't forget... It's tax-free weekend!

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors who support Fredericksburg Parent and the community!

HEADMASTER SPONSORS:

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FRIENDS OF FREDWARTS:

Robersons

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Allergy Asthma Center of Fredericksburg

 

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CM Fredericksburg RGBWin a family membership to the Children's Museum Fredericksburg!

On the day of the event, you can submit your name to win a family membership to the Children's Museum Fredericksburg! 

Here's what's included: 

  • Unlimited admission to all museum locations including all special events (except ticketed events) for 2 named legal guardians and up to 6 children (under 18) living in the same household.
  • Special pricing on birthday parties
  • Members can bring guests for $1.00 off
  • Latest museum and event updates with monthly electronic Infoflash
  • 10% discount in our gift shop!

 

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FredParent's Summer Camp Fair and Cover Kids Contest

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March 17, 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Spotsylvania Towne Centre

  • Demonstrations of dance, gymnastics and martial arts

  • Summer camp sign ups

  • Leprechaun Trap Contest & Shamrock Scavenger Hunt (download the leprechaun trap flyer and instructions)

  • Many regional camps present to provide information about summer camp opportunities.

  • Cover Kids Contest photos taken in the Center Court by Unforgettable Moments Photography.

Demonstration Stage Schedule

12:30 - American Family Fitness

1:30 - Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center

2:00 - Youth Dance Society

2:30 - Fredericksburg Academy

3:00 - Fredericksburg Field House

 

Sponsors include:

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Have your child's photo taken by Unforgettable Moments Photography and enter them for a chance to be on our cover in 2018! You'll get a digital download of your child's photo on a mock FredParent cover. Only $10! Register early to receive a fast pass to bring you to the front of the line during a 30 minute window. (Walk-up registrations will be accepted all afternoon at the event.)

Here's the scoop:

1 First round voting for the contest happens on our Facebook page. The top winners in each age category (ages 0-5 and 6+) will move on to round 2 voting on our website.

2 There are 5 fast passes available per 30 minute time slot. If you have more than one child, you need to buy more than one fast pass. You can come to the center court at Spotsylvania Towne Centre anytime in that 30 minute window and go to the front of the line. If someone else with a fast pass for that time slot is there before you, you will be placed behind them in line. Thanks for your cooperation!

3 You can change the quantity on your purchase once you are redirected to PayPal. If you are buying for more than one child, please type all the names and ages into the boxes before clicking Buy Now.

4 Your fast pass will be emailed to you, so please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your address book so the email will not go to your spam folder.

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The Table at St. George’s

The Table at St. George’s is a market-style food pantry serving the extended local community. Visitors are invited to select their own items from a variety of fresh food, including locally grown produce. The Table’s mission is to encourage healthy eating, build relationships with those in need, and blur the lines between those serving and those being served.

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