Byrd Street: March 24, 2022 | News

Hilary Holladay

The Egg Drop is back! This is the good news of Reverend Alan Millerpastor of Orange Baptist Church. The Easter celebration, featuring a helicopter filled with candy Easter eggs, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9 on the church property across from the Round Hill Inn on Route 15 North. Miller said: “Families considering attending should know that their child will find eggs, get candies and see thousands of eggs falling from the sky. There will be food, games, music and lots of family fun.

This is the first time the event has taken place since 2019. The helicopter pilot acting on the eggs, Steve Nixonflies for Skyline Heli based in Culpeper.

When I asked Miller what he liked about this occasion, he replied, “It’s a way to help children and their families experience the abundance and extravagance of ‘love of God. We talk about how Jesus came so that we could have life in abundance. In addition to hearing the Easter story of Jesus’ resurrection, they see thousands of eggs falling from the sky. That “wow” of a child experiencing the Egg Drop is what we want them to find when it comes to their faith in God.

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This year, the dramatic and colorful event has added significance, he added. “We have all been deeply affected by the pandemic, and the isolation and inability to do things together is a specific way of that. I look forward to sharing this joy-filled moment with my congregation and the people of Orange. .

Fingers crossed that there will be no rain, just eggs, on April 9th.

the Orange County Animal Shelter has a sweet and extremely cute female shepherd mix available for adoption. about 3 years, fall on is ready to be walked, petted and spoiled silly. For more information on her and other local animals in need of a good home, search Petfinder.com under the Orange zip code, 22960.

Orange educator and musician Judy Peterson organize a drumming circle to perform at the grand opening of the new park in Orange at the corner of Chapman and Church streets on Juneteenth (Sunday June 19) and possibly later in the day at The Orange Art Center. She hopes the drum circle will understand Lightfoot Elementary School former students she taught to play the hand drum, but, she says, “anyone in the community with a hand drum will be welcome!” For more details, email him at [email protected] com.

Angus Malcolm Macdonald de Rapidan is perhaps the only OC resident to have spent a significant part of his educational career in Germany and Latvia. The son of Angus and Marjorie MacdonaldMalcolm graduated from Episcopal High School and continued his education University of Augsburg in Germany for his undergraduate studies. Most of his lessons were taught in German, a language he did not know before but quickly mastered. He told me, “I signed up for an immersive language course and went from practically zero to passing the entrance exam. I got a job there that required me to speak and write e-mails in German at university.

Although he took most of his courses in Augsburg, he obtained his degree in international business administration at the university University of Latvia in Riga. Recipient of a prestigious Erasmus scholarship which encourages students to travel and study in the European Union, he periodically returned home to visit his parents, his brother, jamesand her sister, Ashley, but the lure of studying in Europe was irresistible. Last fall, he earned an executive MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics at its Riga campus.

Currently in Rapidan working for his father, an architect specializing in green architecture, the young Macdonald plans to return to Europe for a doctorate. in applied sciences. Citing the low cost of higher education, the convenience of public transport and the pleasures of exploring beautiful historic cities, he urges adventurous high schoolers to consider applying to European universities and avoid student loans that can take a toll. eternity to repay.

The intelligent Macdonald, who is quite the prodigy of Wordle, puts family first. He said he wanted people to know “how much I love my parents and how much I appreciate everything they gave us, children”.

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Hilary Holladay is a biographer and resident of Rapidan. Her most recent book is The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography.

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