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Festival to mark neighborhood improvement

Join residents of Commerce Avenue in Waynesboro as they celebrate positive choices and the revitalization of their community.

The Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon-3 p.m. at 280 N. Commerce Ave. in Waynesboro.  Commerce Avenue residents are celebrating the opening of a new Resource Center on the property, sharing multicultural food, enjoying live music and family friendly games.  In addition they are helping the Central Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth’s SAW Coalition kick off Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 22 – 30).

Red Ribbon Week is a national drug awareness and prevention program and this year’s theme is “It’s up to me to be drug free.” Red Ribbon Week events include:

·        Fall Festival- Saturday, October 22. 280 Commerce Ave., Waynesboro

·        Distribution of ribbons to area SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) clubs

·        Parent Workshop at Shelburne Middle School in Staunton, Thursday, October 27 from 6 -7pm

·        Distribution of ribbons at Office on Youth locations in Staunton (900 Nelson Street) and Waynesboro (250 South Wayne, Suite 101).

Information on these events as well other education and prevention based programs can be found at

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