Charlie Obaugh Community Involvement

Paint the Valley Blue

National Police Week starts today! National Police week started in 1962 with a proclamation signed by President John F. Kennedy declaring May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day with the remainder of the week being National Police Week.

In 2016, two Mother's of police officers in Staunton, Virginia decided that our community should do more to celebrate Staunton Police Department. Paint Staunton Blue was born, but now in 2017, the momentum has grown, and the event is now Paint the Valley Blue.

Charlie Obaugh of Staunton is in our second year of sponsorship. Our community can drop by to pick up a lapel ribbon, yard sign, window sticker, or blue light bulb for your porch light for free to show your support for local law enforcement.

Events throughout the week include:

Monday: Public Vesper Service at Honor the Fallen. Calvary Baptist Chruch, 105 Garland Drive, Staunton, Virginia

Tuesday: CONE WITH A COP Kline's Dairy Bar, Staunton 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free Jr. Cone for all age students. Come meet a Staunton Police Offer, Safety Pup

Wednesday & Thursday: Visit downtown to see the beautiful window displays in honor of law enforcement. Look for art from Staunton City Schools all over town!

Friday: WEAR BLUE, GIVE RED DAY! Wear blue in honor of law enforcement and donate blood to the Red Cross. Donate in honor of our law enforcement and first responders for either the city of the county. St. Paul's Methodist Church, 2000 Shutterlee Mill rd. Staunton, Virginia 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Celebration for law enforcement at the Farmer's Market in downtown Staunton. Kid's activities and more!

Check out the event on Facebook!