The Snows host their 10th Annual Toys For Tots event “A Red Carpet Affair” at The Fredericksburg Fairgrounds Dec. 12th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) The 10th annual Toys For Tots party will be at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds events building on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 7 p.m. Jan and David Snow of Stafford have given their annual party a “A Red Carpet Affair” theme with a parade of stars. The Snows request that each guest bring a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl to donate to Toys For Toys and they encourage guests to “come as the star they are or come as their favorite celebrity.”

The entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. with D.J., Eric Herod, followed by the band, Cool Breeze and guests appearances of local stars. The party will be catered by various local restaurants and a cash bar will be available to guests.

The Snows are anticipating their largest collection of toys since their first party in December 2006. Community members who cannot be present at the party still have the opportunity be a part of the cause. Several local Fredericksburg area businesses are participating by hosting Toys for Tots boxes at their location of business. Anyone is welcome to donate a new unwrapped toy to any of the drop off locations listed below and their donation will go to benefit the Snows Toys For Tots Extravaganza.

All donations from the drop off locations will be combined with the donations from the guests at the party. Several uniformed Marines will be present at the party and will collect all the toys to bring to the warehouse for local distribution. The Snows have created a donation page where the community can make a donation if they would like to help but cannot attend the event For more information, visit

Pro Trucks
Century 21 Redwood
Starbucks – 10
Walmart central park eye center
Bacon Mcain Realtors
Kitchen Krafters
Earls True Value
Jungle Boys Training
1st choice Reality Brag road
Robert Belmans Thrift store
The Hair Salon Beck Insurance
Pappa Johns
Regency Furniture
Honey Baked Ham
Spotsylvania Eagles
Therapeutic Massage
First Impressions Salon
Creative Color
Paws and purrs
Hartwood Elementary
Confort Heating and cooling
Tire Tread
Snap Fitness
Exit Reality
Zips Cleaner
Basilico Italian Deli
Golds Gym
Jimmy the Greek
Country Kitchen
Amy’s Café
Silk Mill
Kiss my toes
Beach Fries
Cobblestone Apts
The Hair Salon
Beck Insurance

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. For more information, visit

Jan Snow





MANARC to Sponsor the Military Family Career and Resource Fair on May 15th

MANARC to Sponsor the Military Family Career and Resource Fair on May 15th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) MANARC, Borne the Battle, a 501( C ) 3 non-profit organization and thrift store, established to support veterans in the Greater Fredericksburg region, will sponsor the Military Family Career and Resource Fair.  This event will be held on Friday, May 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 the Fredericksburg National Guard Armory, located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway. The event is open to all veterans, active duty, reserve and guard service members and their families.

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, Inc., Rappahannock Area Community Services Board and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Region 1, will host the Career and Resource Fair.

MANARC will set up a table at the event and provide information about its non-profit organization and thrift store.  MANARC will inform the military community about MANARC’s mission and MANARC’s work in helping local area veterans. The organization will share how local veterans can get involved with MANARC’s efforts.

MANARC continues to seek volunteers to assist in the thrift store. If you are interested in donating your time, then please contact Deborah Franks, the CEO and Founder, at, or call 540-371-1643.

MANARC, a 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization, can provide a receipt for items and funds donated to its cause.

MANARC, Born The Battle


MANARC, Borne the Battle has been established as a non-profit organization operating on donations from the community with the express purpose of providing support to local established Veterans organizations to improve the level of support to Veterans. MANARC—”Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard”–opened its doors in September of 2014 with a mission to support Veterans. MANARC’s thrift store is located at 107 William Street. Store hours are Sunday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donations are accepted during all hours of operation. For more information on MANARC, please visit and follow their Facebook page,

Deborah Franks
MANARC-Borne The Battle

Laurie Newman
Sim Ventions

Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations