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Community R-VI to host Solar Eclipse event

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm

With a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view a Solar Eclipse, Community R-VI Science teacher Melanie Utterback has organized a family, friendly event at a nearby park.
It is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, August 21 at the Martinsburg Park.
“I am so excited for all of our Community R-VI families and the community to come together and experience such a wondrous spectacle,” Utterback said.
“I plan to have experiments set up for the kids to witness the effect of the twilight. I hope it can be an experience for all to enjoy.”
At approximately 11:46 a.m., the partial phases of the sun will begin.
A total eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.
Those attending are encouraged to bring a pair of eclipse-safe glasses to safely view the phases of the sun.
Community R-VI students will receive glasses to take home with them on Friday, August 18.
The eclipse will happen in totality around 1:14 p.m.
The Martinsburg Park event will include inflatables, games, face painting, and affordable concessions like food, cotton candy, snow cones, and more.
T-Shirts can be ordered and orders are due no later than July 21.
Order forms are available online at