WAY OF THE CROSS. If atmospheric ambiance is any indicator, the bright, blue and sunny skies provided the perfect day for Culpeper’s inaugural spiritual and ecumenical ‘Way of the Cross’ event held Saturday. Commemorating the Stations of the Cross, more than 100 arrived to process from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to Culpeper Methodist Church stopping at other churches along the way. The procession was interspersed with readings and musical offerings. Main organizers were Pastor Kate Costa and Dr. Michael Watts.
NEW OFFICE. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Friday (April 7) on a very brisk morning as some 50 gathered outside the new location of the county’s Victim/Witness program located at 114 W. Cameron Street. Sponsors of the event included the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Pictured back row (l-r) Del. Nick Freitas (R-30), Director Mark Nowacki, Sheriff Scott Jenkins, Victim Advocacy Award recipient Pete Siebel and Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Walther. Pictured front row (l-r) County Administrator John Egertson, Salem District Supervisor Alexa Fritz, Reformation Lutheran Church Pastor Brad Hales and Catalpa District Supervisor Sue Hansohn. Yes, it was cold but spirits were warm.
WALKING FOR A CURE. April’s first Saturday had 10 teams walking in support of not only the Driggers family but to fund research on a cure for multiple sclerosis. Culpeper’s Walk MS started in the courtyard of Culpeper Baptist Church and continued down Davis Street. Their fundraising goal of $13,000 was surpassed by raising more than $14,000. Members of the Carefree Cruisers team along with Angie Miller, a regional representative of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, posed for a team photo following the walk.