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July 23, 2013

Faces of Fauquier: She sees “everyone” at Carousel

Photo/Cassandra Brown
Mary Beth Hume will earn her bachelor’s in elementary education this year.
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Staff Journalist
For five summers, Mary Beth Hume has dipped up ice cream cones at Carousel Frozen Treats in Warrenton.

Not exactly a piece of cake, each day brings a new task and skill: working at the sundae bar, making cones, running the cash register, handing out the finished product, cleaning, organizing, stocking and more.

Her favorite part? “You get to see the whole town,” Ms. Hume explains.

During the summer she works four to five days a week at Carousel and two days a week at The Town Duck, while attending Longwood University the remainder of the year.

• Age


• Home


• Work

General employee at Carousel and sales associate at The Town Duck.

• Why do you do the job?

I really like people and interacting with customers. You get to see the whole town. I love working with all my friends. I work here to be independent, too.

• Family

Parents, Don and Diane Hume, and brother, Garrett Hume, 19.

• Education

Fauquier High School, 2009; Lord Fairfax Community College, 2009 to 2011; expects to graduate from Longwood University in December with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, with a concentration in elementary education, pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.

• Civic and/or Church involvement

Volunteer at Warrenton Baptist Church.

• How long have you lived in Fauquier?

Twenty-two years, my whole life.

• Why do you live here?

I like how it’s a close-knit community. You can go to a grocery store and see people you know. It’s small enough and big enough.

• How do you describe this county?

Wonderful! I love Fauquier. We have a little bit of everything. We have the country and the Town of Warrenton — the busier section.

• What would you change about Fauquier?

More things for kids to do; more places to hang out. I remember as a teen driving all the way to Manassas to go to the movies, and now the bowling alley is closed. Maybe add a movie theatre and renovate and re-open the bowling alley.

• What do you do for fun?

I play indoor soccer and I go to the gym.

• What’s your favorite place in Fauquier?


• What will Fauquier be like in 10 years?

A little more congested with traffic and people coming here. More homes being built and more construction.

• Favorite TV show?

“Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Bachelorette.”

• Favorite Movie?

“Forrest Gump”

• Favorite book?

“Safe Haven”

•Favorite vacation spot?

Myrtle Beach

• Favorite flavor of ice cream?

Pumpkin pie

• Who’s your hero and why?
My mom is my hero because she is awesome and she has a strong character. She is a supportive role model for my brother and I. We can always go talk to her.

• What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?

Invest in those who invested in me. Give to children’s charities such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and autism charities. Buy things for my parents. Return favors for people in the county who have done things for me. Give back to the community.

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Do you know someone who lives in Fauquier County you would like to see in Faces of Fauquier? E-mail Cassandra Brown at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Editor Lou Emerson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Previous Faces of Fauquier:

• Library assistant works in a “fun place"

• Hat lady sets up shop in Old Town Warrenton

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