Briefs – March 18, 2017


Help Save The Next Girl hosts safety summit today

Help Save The Next Girl and local law enforcement are hosting a safety summit at Christiansburg High School from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 18. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The summit is for all Montgomery County Middle and High School students.

Presenters will discuss topics such as substance abuse, dating violence, personal safety/awareness, and on-line safety/use of apps. There will also be information available from the Womens Resource Center, New River Community Action, as well as other local agencies.

This event is free to participants and all students will receive a free t-shirt and free lunch.

A presentation for parents covering on-line safety/use of apps will take place from 1-2 p.m. Due to the topics discussed, no children are permitted to attend the parent presentation.

There will also be a Health and Human Services Fair for adults from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. if parents are interested in attending while students are participating in the Safety Summit. Please note that lunch will only be provided to students.

For more information, contact Deputy Jennifer Underwood at

Hike for Hospice registration open until April 19

Online Pre-registration is open until April, 19 for the second annual Hike for Hospice. Only those who pre-register in advance are guaranteed an exclusive second annual NRV Hike for Hospice T-shirt.

The event will include hiking, games and live music. Lunch will provided by Heathwood Market Catering. Participants will have the option of choosing between three hike routes: easy/ADA accessible, moderate and advanced. Hikes will be led by Claytor Lake State Park rangers.

Adult pre-registration is $25, student pre-registration is $20, and a team (four or more) is $20. Fees will increase by $5 for day-of registration.

Register online at

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast April 1

An appreciation breakfast for veterans will be held from 8-11 a.m. April 1 at the VFW Post 5311, 490 High Street in Christiansburg.

A free breakfast for our veterans is our way of honoring their service to our country and our community. Veterans service representative will be available to answer questions. Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5311, American Legion Post 59 and Marine Corps League Det. 1190.

For more information, call 382-3867.