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Highland Springs girl competing in Miss Teen pageant


Hershai James of Highland Springs, a junior at Varina High School, recently was selected to participate in the 2016 Miss Teen pageant competition, which will take place on Sunday, Apr. 3.

She will be competing for her share of $30,000 in prizes that include cash scholarships and bonds that will total more than $20,000. She will compete in the Miss Teen division, one of two divisions that will involve young women between the ages of 13 through 19 competing in modeling routines, which include Casual Wear and Formal Wear categories.

James and other contestants will display their personalities and interviewing skills while interviewing with the judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.

If James wins the title of Miss Teen, she would represent Richmond and the surrounding communities at the national competition that will take place in Orlando.

Highland Springs field to be dedicated in honor of longtime coach Spears

The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.

Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life.}

Highland Springs Community Center grand re-opening planned

The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate Highland Springs Community Center, 16 Ivy Avenue, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 9.

The event is open to the public and will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature remarks by county officials, facility tours, children’s activities, exhibits and entertainment by Manny Green.}

‘Step UP for Down Syndrome’ festival scheduled for White Oak Village Oct. 12

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) will hold its seventh annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at The Shops at White Oak Village in Eastern Henrico.

The annual fundraiser, which attracted more than 1,000 participants and raised more than $100,000 last year, features a 5K run/walk and a newly expanded free family festival that celebrates the abilities and accomplishments of children, teens and adults with Down syndrome.}

Charity flag football game at Highland Springs HS

The Virginia State Police and the Virginia Hornets will face off again to help raise awareness and contributions to support Special Olympics Virginia. The flag football game will be held Saturday, June 16 at Highland Springs High School, 15 S. Oak Ave. Gates open at noon and the game starts at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $5. Ticket sales will assist the Special Olympics. For more information, call 476-0040 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). }

Civil War Living History Day planned for Saturday

Join the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks for the Civil War Living History Day. This free family event will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road in Henrico.

Explore life during the Civil War for men, women and children whether they were at home, in camp or on the battlefield. Re-enactors will set up Civil War style encampments, soldier drilling and firing displays. Other domestic Civil War chores and activities will also be highlighted. }

Pops Chorus to present ‘One Singular Sensation’

The Henrico Pops Chorus will present “One Singular Sensation” at 7:30 p.m. May 10-11 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. }

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