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First 'Flash Grub' Community Outreach a Success

What happens when your principal meets you at the bus, cooks you a hotdog, and throughout the evening your teachers stop by to visit and challenge you to a game of corn hole?  Memories are made, and relationships are formed.   

On October 18, 2018, faculty and staff from Brumfield Elementary, Taylor Middle School and Fauquier High School made such memories at the playground at Leeds Square.  Hosting the county’s first “Flash Grub,” Fauquier County Public Schools partnered with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department and Allegro Community School of the Arts for this community outreach event. 

Loaded with books, games, food, drinks and a grill, Books On the Bus (BOB) traveled to the playground at Leeds Square.  While the music played and hotdogs cooked, children enjoyed running through the obstacle course set up by the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department and challenging their teachers to one of the many yard games provided.  Cast members from Allegro’s upcoming performance of “A Christmas Carol” and Brumfield’s Spotty the Giraffe also joined in the fun.

 “Outreach is truly going out of your building to reach your community of students, parents, neighbors, and friends,” said Matt Yonkey, assistant principal at Brumfield Elementary.  “This experience was impactful and meaningful, particularly for our former Brumfield students who have moved on to Taylor and Fauquier.  The excitement and sharing of stories, memories, and smiles made the event completely worthwhile.”