So far so good - Harrisonburg is treating me quite well. The confluence of the Mennonite history, the academic atmosphere, the agriculture (which is at times way too smelly), and wind-swept, gentle green hills makes for a peaceful and thoughtful place. I am looking forward to zooming in on the individuals who make it such an inviting place to be. For now, I have managed a few one-off and feature shots that get at this appeal somewhat.
Isaac Alderfer (left), 10, Ben Alderfer, (center), 8, and Collin Rhodes, 6, try to distract a player at the free throw line during the basketball game between teachers from J. Frank Hillyard Middle School and Broadway High School at Hillyard on Thursday, held as a charity event to raise money for the Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. Several teachers also participated as cheerleaders on the sidelines, and many students from both schools cheered on their teachers.
Lois Fisher delivers her monologue as Pontius Pilate's wife during a rehearsal for "Resurrection Eve" on Thursday at First Baptist Church. The church will be hosting several other churches on Saturday at 6, which is a part of their Easter weekend celebration.
James Madison University students took advantage of the warm weather with some breakdancing in front of the Wilson building.
Ed Kohl (left), a lone counter protestor, is confronted by a member of the Shenandoah Valley Tea Party while Sarah Padilla (bottom right), 7, the daughter of a Tea Party member, films at Court Square during an anti-tax rally. Former United States Senator George Allen was the featured guest speaker.