You Don’t Want To Miss This..

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It’s the weekend …love the smell of the fresh cut grass. I look around and I see families on blankets, girlfriends talking, a mom and a dad having a date night, a grandma and grandpa holding hands sitting in their lawn chairs, bunch of guys walking around saying hi! to the ladies. I smell French fries cooking in the Beach Fries food truck. Kids are running around laughing and giggling. I pass my teacher, I see an old friend, I wave to some friends who are excited to be up close and personal.

This is Celebrate Virginia Live!

This is where people near and far come out to enjoy a nice night. Relax after a long week. Get together with family and friends. You don’t want to miss this.

Last year my brother graduated high school. He spent many weekends of the summer enjoying concerts with his friends at Celebrate Virginia Live. He knew soon they would all part ways. They were all going to different colleges, some in different states.  He knew things would change, but the one memory they all had was those summer nights.

I love when he calls home from college and asks, “Hey Megs, who is coming to CVL this year”. His first year of college has ended and he is on his way home soon. Aside from searching for a job, he plans on reuniting with the guys and head to CVL to see Billy Currington on May 17th.

In two weeks I will be out there walking the grounds saying hi to everyone, waving from the stage, as I stand with my friends from Thunder 104.5. I can’t wait to meet the vendors, talk to the sponsors, and welcome all the amazing artists who chose Fredericksburg as a stop on their concert tour.

The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner. Music means memories and there is no better place then having a concert close to home.

Trust me…you don’t want to miss this.

Billy Currington, May 17, 2013

Sheryl Crow, July 12, 2013

Scotty McCreery, July 26, 2013

Trace Adkins, August 9, 2013

Bret Michaels, August 23, 2013

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32 Days….I am EXCITED!!

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Well we are 32 days away from kicking off the 2013 Celebrate Virginia Concert Series. Billy Currington will be coming to town to get things rolling. I am very excited.

If you are just joining my blog and wondering who is “Megs in the ‘burg”, well I am the Junior Officer in Command, Official Ambassador and Blogger for Celebrate Virginia Live. I dare you to try and say that all at once…hehe!

What does that BIG title mean? It means that I will be bringing you up to date information and behind the scenes fun at Celebrate Virginia Live and Project 324. I want to get out and meet the crowd, sponsors, businesses, families, and everyone that makes Celebrate Virginia a great way to spend the summer.

We have more big announcements coming. You need to stay tuned. I also invite you to send me questions you would like me to ask the talent that will be joining us this summer. You can send me or tweet ideas and recommendations. At Celebrate Virginia, we want to bring you the best experience.

I can’t wait to get out there and start the season. If you don’t have them already, pick up your tickets online or at Legends Sports Grille in Fredericksburg.

Love…

Megs ♥

Spring has Sprung!

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Time to start getting busy. I love Spring. The weather is just right. Not hot, not cold. This also means charity season will be in full force. I love raising awareness. I truly believe this is my calling. I like bringing people together. I plan on blogging a lot about my events. My blog is called “Megs in the ‘burg” because I am a local girl who wants to highlight the great things our community has to offer.  I hope you will share this blog and also follow me on twitter.

Celebrate Virginia Live is not only a great concert series they support the “ARTS” through the charity Project 324. One of the projects they are supporting is a local Fredericksburg Filmmaker, Paul Lewis, and his Kickstarter campaign to make a movie called “Ford Madox Ford: A Man Mad About Writing”.  I also had an earlier post about the PBS Online Film Festival “Live Art”. It is very important we keep the arts alive. It must be encouraged and never discouraged. Everyone keeps asking me if I know who is coming this concert season. I won’t know until you do. I know the suspense is killing you, but I have no doubt the CVL team will bring another amazing season for 2013.

I do know we have some new sponsors that you should check out. One is Legends Sports Grille. This is my kind of sponsor because I love food. Especially MAC and CHEESE. Legends is an authorized ticket vendor for Celebrate Virginia Live. If you have a business that is interested in being a sponsor for the 2013 concert season, go to the CVL website and sign up.

If you have been following me for awhile you know I am a patient at Children’s Hospital of Richmond/VCU. I love giving back to the hospital. Many don’t realize that Children’s Hospital has a satellite location here in Fredericksburg. I help raise awareness for ALL medical conditions and Children’s Miracle Network of Richmond. Next week we have a meeting to kick off the fundraising season.

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I hope that you all will enjoy my postings. If you have a local business and would like a shout out, let me know.

Love……Megs ♥

Concerts Announced….summer will be here soon!

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I am very excited. The first three concerts of the Celebrate Virginia Concerts season have been announced. May 17th, Billy Currington, August 9th, Trace Adkins, and August 23rd, Brett Michaels. More will be coming and I will make sure to keep you updated. I am excited to resume my duties representing Project 3l24 the “Official Charity” of Celebrate Virginia Live. It is going to be an amazing season.

I am looking forward to having Brett Michaels at Celebrate Virginia. We have a lot in common. I hope we get a chance to talk. We both have had open heart surgery, suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA), raise awareness for charity, and love animals. My best friend Baileigh is a juvenile diabetic and so is Brett. He has done an amazing job to bring awareness to the disease. Like me, he believes you should serve as a role model and inspire people young and old to be get involved. I do not allow my “challenges” to define me. I have a BIG voice, but my platform is small, this is why I love when celebrities use their status to raise awareness. I hope everyone will come on out to the shows this summer. Spread the word. Bring your family and friends. It is a great way to spend a summer night. The more people we can have in attendance the bigger the shows will become.

I can’t wait to get my hands on a radio and twirl around the grounds on the golf cart. I wonder if I will be able to bedazzle a radio in rhinestones….hmmm!

See you soon..

Megs in the ‘burg

February was HEART month..and my birthday :)

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Last month was a great month. Not only was it my birthday, it was also “Heart Month”. My grandma is a heart surgery survivor and it is important for everyone to be heart healthy.

The week of February 7th-14th is Congenital Heart Awareness Week. Congenital heart defects are America’s and every country’s #1 birth defect. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD. While I am a heart survivor with lasting side effects, others have not been as lucky. That is why I make it my mission to bring awareness to all children facing health challenges.

I was also happy to see the legislation for Gwyneth’s Law passed. This story hit very close to my heart. Gwyn was a middle school kid just like me. She had a congenital heart defect that was being monitored. Last summer Gwyn collapsed while playing outside at school. CPR could have saved her life. She did not receive medical attention until the rescue squad arrived. She suffered a devastating brain injury and died six weeks later. Her parents have worked to create a Gwyneth’s Law that would require teachers to received CPR training in school. My mom was shocked this was not already the law.

I hope everyone will make an effort to either become CPR certified or trained. You could save someone’s life someday.

Love, Megs ♥

Heart Surgery Survivor

Heart Surgery Survivor

Time to Make a Difference

I really need to get better about keeping up with my blog. I have been busy just trying to keep up with sixth grade. I am loving school, but it takes a lot for me to keep everything balanced and organized. I had my first project in history. It was on the Westward Expansion. I decided to do a scrapbook. My grandma loves to scrapbook and she has an amazing craft room. My mom helped me with the supplies and away I went. My teacher said it was the best he has ever seen. He even sent my mom a message. She took pictures I will have her post. Halloween was a blast. I went to my first Halloween party. I was a Bat Princess. I wanted to be Bat Girl, but they were sold out. We made it through Hurricane Sandy, but it was so sad to see what has happened to New York and New Jersey. I love New York and hate seeing so many people suffering.

This is a very busy part of the year for everyone. Christmas is coming but it is important that we think of others. Even if it is just giving your time to help. I love seeing all the ways you can help. I have my favorites, but if I could, I would work to help them all. Mom says the best way for me to help them all is to help people get involved. Remember…every dollar makes a difference.

Love to all…

♥Megan

https://ssl.charityweb.net/chfrichmond/
http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations
https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/disaster
https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=13522&pID=18290&fnl=FaceSuperNav&abtest=34&abtestalt=121
http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Soda/index.html
http://www.campholidaytrails.org

Movie Review – Hotel Transylvania

I have been waiting all week to see the new movie Hotel Transylvania with Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez. My mom  and I decided to see the 3D version at Regal Theaters. The 3D version was an EYE popping experience 🙂 I really enjoyed the movie because it was original and not the same old Halloween stories year after year. It was a story about an over protective vampire dad and his beloved daughter. His daughter just wants to see the world. Her dad is afraid the “humans” will hurt her. In the movie it was fun to see all the friends and family of the vampires (Frankenstein,  Wolfie (Wolfman), Invisible man, and the mummy). You will have a fun time trying to recognize the characters voices. It was a great family movie and I highly recommended everyone go and see it soon.

Megs