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General Interest Items – May 16, 2012

2.1 Wilton House Event – Richmond – May 19 and 20
2.2 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday – Virginia – May 25 through 31
2.3 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit – Washington, D.C. Area – July 19 and 20
2.4 Three Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

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2.1 Wilton House Event – Richmond – May 19 and 20

CAMP WILTON ON THE JAMES
Wilton House Museum
215 S. Wilton Road
Richmond, VA

Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: All outdoor activities in the encampment and with the reenactors are free. Tours of the Wilton House Museum are: $10/adult; $8/senior and AAA member; $6/student; free for children under age six.

For 10 days in May 1781, Marquis de Lafayette and over 900 troops made camp in the tobacco fields surrounding Wilton before the Siege of Yorktown. This weekend-long, living history encampment will have several demonstrations of the military drill of the Continental soldier. Enter Lafayette’s Continental camp and find out how soldiers–and camp followers–slept, ate, and lived while on the march.

For more information please contact 804-282-5936, ext. 4, or wiltonprograms@comcast.net.

www.wiltonhousemuseum.org

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2.2 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday – Virginia – May 25 through 31      

Hurricane season in Virginia begins on June 1 annually. To help citizens prepare, there is an annual sales tax holiday for qualifying hurricane preparedness supplies from Friday, May 25 through Thursday, May 31, 2012. See the details on what qualifies as well as all sorts of other vital information in drop-down menus on the webpage.

www.vaemergency.gov/news/news-releases/2012/sales-tax-holiday

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2.3 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit – Washington, D.C. Area – July 19 and 20

Meetings:
The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, D.C.

Dormitory housing (limited):
Leadership Institute
1101 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA

Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20, 2012. Cost: The Summit is free; space and discounted lodging ($75/flat rate for three nights) is limited! Register soon! Open to graduating high school seniors (at least 18 years old) through graduate students. Eagle Forum offers scholarships to students who show leadership, innovation, and tenacity on conservative issues. Go to their scholarship page for details and deadlines.

Have you equipped the college students in your family with moral and intellectual defenses to survive on today’s often-leftist campus battlefield? This is a tremendous opportunity for college students to travel to our nation’s capital, network with likeminded students, and hear from some of the brightest stars in the conservative movement. Some confirmed speakers are Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Allen West, and Sen. Jim DeMint. Eagle Forum wants to equip and encourage your college-aged children, grandchildren, or friends!

See the website for information, or contact Collegians Director Blake McGowan at blake@eagleforum.org or 314-721-1213 with any questions.

www.efcollegians.org/summit/faq

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2.4 Three Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

Parents are often reminded about the multitude of kids who will leave the church during their college years (whether in college or not). Sadly, the rates of sexual immorality and drug use are frequently similar among both church-going and unchurched youth. But here is the good news: there are signs that indicate traits of kids who will STAY! First, they are truly converted; secondly, they have been equipped, not entertained; and lastly, their parents preached the gospel to them. Read more in the full article.

www.churchleaders.com/youth/youth-leaders-articles/159175-3-common-traits-of-youth-who-don-t-leave-the-church.html#.T6SIYHswauI.twitter

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