5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Line of soldiers on hill
Sculptor Frederick Hart placed 46 bronze soldiers in his railing at the Fauquier Veterans Memorial on Hospital Hill in Warrenton.
Bronze soldiers march single file in the railing of the Fauquier County Veterans Memorial on Hospital Hill in Warrenton.
A photo of a U.S. Army column in Operation Dessert Storm inspired the late Frederick Hart, a renowned sculptor who lived near Hume and who created the railing, installed in 1993.
The memorial bears the names of 162 Fauquier military veterans who lost their lives in service from World War I to the present.
The community’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will take place there at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.
Pounds of carving pumpkins Meadows Farms Nurseries & Landscaping near New Baltimore sold in October, according to Store Manager Kevin Coldren.
Sold by weight, pumpkins average 15 pounds apiece, Mr. Coldren said. That equates to about 1,235 pumpkins.
At 59 cents per pound, pumpkins last month generated $10,930 in sales.
People passed through security magnetometers serving Fauquier’s County’s three courts — general district, circuit and juvenile and domestic relations — in Warrenton from January through September, according to the sheriff’s office.
During that period, digital counters indicate 82,557 people passed through magnetometers at general district court, 34,424 at circuit court and 18,117 at juvenile and domestic relations court.
Students who live in other counties attend Fauquier County Public Schools.
“The vast majority of these are Fauquier County government and school division employee children,” Assistant Superintendent Frank Finn said.
Those parents may enroll their children in Fauquier schools tuition-free — a benefit to bolster employee recruitment and retention.
“Since we can’t compete as effectively with Prince William (and other counties) on salary scales, it’s an incentive to working here,” Mr. Finn added.
The parents of six non-resident students pay $8,722 in tuition.