When a person achieves any type of celebrity status, it is often difficult if not impossible to get out in public and enjoy some recreational activities without the paparazzi making the discovery and plastering celebrity photos all over the news media.
So too, it is in this little corner of America, though the celebrities are few and far between, and most if not all, are not mega-millionaire movie stars. No, local celebrities are more of the community service types of people, such as Va. House of Delegates member Richard “Dickie” P. Bell (R-20th District, which serves Highland County, parts of Augusta and Nelson counties and the cities of Waynesboro and Staunton – or the Congressional 5th and 6th Districts).
One Friday evening, in the not too distant past, Bell was able to take his wife of 32 years, Ann, out for a date. It was, in fact, a double-date of sorts, with Beth Beach, Bell’s campaign manager, and beau Rick Harris. They all attended Tammy Hornek’s Fun-Nite Art held at Shenandoah Valley Art Center on Wayne Avenue in Waynesboro to do a couples-paint project with one news reporter lying as low as possible.
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