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Flash Grubs Held at Marsh Run Community and M.M. Pierce Elementary School

Rain clouds finally cleared and sunshine spread among the Marsh Run Community for the inaugural Flash Grub event, organized by Fauquier County Public Schools.  Teachers and staff members from Mary Walter Elementary, Cedar Lee Middle, and Liberty High schools, along with the Books on the Bus (BOB) team, representatives from the FRESH program, the Bealeton Public Library, and the Fauquier Free Clinic convened at the Marsh Run commons area on May 15 to visit with families and serve more than 300 hot dogs.  They kicked off summer by providing children and adults with an evening of fun activities, free books, grub, and health and reading resources to use all summer long.  As the event wound down, there were lots of smiles, laughs, full bellies, and little hands going home with books for summer reading. 

Christine Yonkey, Mary Walter reading specialist, was pleased with the turnout for the flash grub event.  “I want to thank all of our community partners for making it happen,” said Yonkey.  “We hope this is the first of many more community events at Marsh Run.”

The summer kickoff continued on May 23 when BOB joined the Reading Lab at M.M. Pierce for an evening of food, fun and learning while celebrating BOB’s newest “bus stop.”  Students and their families had an opportunity to check out some of the activities BOB has to offer.  BOB will be expanding its Summer Adventure and visiting M.M. Pierce on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   

BOB’s Summer Adventure begins on Tuesday, June 11, with weekly bus stops throughout Fauquier County this summer.  For more information about BOB’s summer plans, check out the FCPS website or contact Kristen McAuliffe at