PO Box 104, The Plains, VA 20198

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07.27.2018 THIRD ANNUAL CAR SHOW, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Plenty of family activities are planned for the Third Annual Grace Episcopal Car & Truck Show on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church, 6507 Main St., The Plains, VA. There is no admission charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Rise Against Hunger food packing event in November at Grace Church.

The fundraiser drew 50 cars in 2016 and 107 last year. This year, church officials anticipate at least 150 display vehicles. Day-of registration is $25 per vehicle, and cars can start arriving at 8 a.m. Pre-registration forms will be mailed upon request. Rain date is Aug. 11, 2018. There will be numerous door prizes for car and truck participants, top 20 awards, Kids’ favorite award, Best in Show trophy and Rector’s Favorite trophy.

Kids’ activities, including Disney Moon Bounce and face painting, will be featured along with a Rector’s dunking booth. A 1969 Good Humor ice cream truck will sell frozen treats, and hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches can be purchased from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and bake sale. The air-conditioned church parish hall will be available for sit-down dining.

For more information, contact Richard Asher at rcasher@gmail.com or 540-272-3675 or Paul Smith at paul@paulandsuesmith.net or 540-270-0411.
02.03.2018 COMMUNITY LEAGUE NEWSLETTER Get the latest news about Community League. Read their newsletter.
The Plains Community League meets every first Thursday at 7:00 PM at the John Page Turner Community House
6473 Main Street, The Plains, VA. Everyone is welcome.
The League's phone number with voicemail is; 540-253-2119.
The League's e-mail address is: pcl20198@gmail.com
Find the Community League on Facebook under: http://www.facebook.com/The-Plains-Community-League-352603025035/
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12.05.2013 SLOW DOWN - WATCH FOR CHILDREN Slow down! Be extra careful while driving in town especially in the early evening at dusk. Keep your speed down. Keep our children safe. Stop for any school bus that is stopped for our children.

The Town Council has asked for extra help from the Fauquier County Sheriffs Department to enforce the speed limit. Slow down! Fines are doubled in town.
12.05.2013 AUGUST 2018 TOWN MEETINGS TOWN COUNCIL - The Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held August 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Hall second floor meeting room. The Town Council agenda has a spot for "Citizen Comments" for any citizen to address the Council without prior notice and after the business portion of the meeting that evening. Agendas are provided about a week in advance to members of the Town Council, applicants, interested citizens and others, as well as being posted on the Post Office and Community Center bulletin boards.

PLANNING COMMISSION - The Planning Commission meets on the first Monday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled September 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM. Meetings are held in the Fire Hall, second floor. Agendas are provided about a week in advance to members of the Planning Commission, Town Council, applicants, interested citizens and others, as well as being posted on the Post Office and Community Center bulletin boards. NOTE: PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE NOW ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH. The Planning Commission is in a Work-session from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM for the September 10th meeting. Regular agenda items and applications will be heard and discussed at 7:00 PM.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB) - The ARB meets on the first Monday of each month in the Community Center. The next regular monthly ARB meeting is August 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the Community Center located on Main Street. ARB agendas are normally posted on the Post Office and Community Center bulletin boards. Please have all materials into the ARB two weeks prior to their regular meeting date.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (BZA) - Meets on an "as need" basis.

PARKS BOARD - Meets on an "as need" basis.

TRAFFIC CALMING COMMITTEE - Meets on an an "as need" basis.

These regular meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled from time to time. Check with us at the town office 540-364-4945. Go to the "Contact" page of this website for more information. Copies of permits and applications are provided on this website for your use.
12.12.2012 SMALL TOWN CHARM Support our shops & restaurants. Our Main Street shopkeepers, chefs and staff love what they do. Small town charm everyday just for you. Park your car. Enjoy a walk around town. We have lots to do and see in The Plains. Shop locally. click here to read more »

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Take time to visit our shops and restaurants. Slow down and enjoy your time with us. Relax. Our shopkeepers and chefs can't wait to see you again.  Everything is within easy walking distance. Just park your car and enjoy a peaceful stroll on Main Street in The Plains.  We are a nationally recognized historic community with plenty of small town charm. Come on by and get to know us.

Mayor Blakeney Gallagher