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V4K is excited to be a part of this exciting event being held on Wednesday, June 13th, in Downtown Blacksburg!  Here is a link to the event info.

Make & Take Father’s Day Card Event


All Area Kids are Welcome!

The event is free; however, we will be collecting for the food bank. Suggested donation is a non-perishable food item or $1. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nest Realty office

400 N Main St

Blacksburg, VA

All supplies will be provided. Just bring your creativity!


Sponsored by Jeremy Hart and Tina Merritt of Nest Realty and Virginiaisforkids.com





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