Wearing a thoughtful smile on her face, Richmonder Mekhi Anthony, 10, was among volunteers on Nov. 12 who assisted residents during the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away at the South Side Community Center on 6255 Warwick Road. This project was sponsored by 9th District City Councilman Michael J. Jones.
Donovan Walker, 58, of Richmond helps his godmother Caroline Bennett battle her leaves so she does not have to do it, he said on Tuesday, Nov. 8, during a short break from his task in the 2400 block of 2nd Avenue near Spruce Street. According to the City of Richmond’s website, the leaf collection program began Monday, Nov. 7, for the bagged collection option. The City allows up to 10 bags to be collected on a normal trash day. Other options provided by the city for leaf collection can be found by visiting http://www.rva.gov/public-works or by calling 3-1-1 or 646-LEAF.
Tranquility in Glen Allen
Men and women who served in the U.S. military branches were honored Nov. 11 during a Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond.
In attendance were Gov. Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne Youngkin, who are shown with essay contest winners Mason Bibby and Katie Wittenbraker.
Being at the memorial is “Reaffirming the Commonwealth’s commitment to pay the stories of our service men and women forward to future generations,” Gov. Youngkin told the veterans and others in attendance.
Sam Doud, 27 from Washington, D.C., came in first for men during the Allianz Partners Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 12. Doud, a software engineer, came in at 2 hours, 24 minutes and 27 seconds.
Sarahbeth Chargois, 31, of Richmond, was the top female finisher, winning in 2:51.02.
Anthony Green, right center, crosses the finish line of the Richmond Half Marathon.