Buckingham News

Published 4:31 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010

BUCKINGHAM – Looking for some great BBQ chicken? Well, Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department is at your service-not only by providing some of the best BBQ chicken in the area but, more importantly, with its emergency response on a 24-hour basis each and every day of the year.

The Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department will be grilling up some of its delicious barbecued chicken on Sunday, September 5. Chicken will be ready at 2 p.m.

Along with one-half BBQ chicken, dinners will include Cole slaw, baked beans, roll, dessert, and beverage for $8 a plate.

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You'll be able to dine at the firehouse or have your meals packed for take-out.

Proceeds benefit the Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department, which makes this a must-do for Sunday dinner on September 5.

Homecoming at Rocky Mount UMC

Rocky Mount United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, September 5, beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m., and worship at 11:15. The church's pastor, the Reverend Veronica Barrell, will be preaching.

After the worship service, a fellowship lunch will be shared, followed by a musical service.

Revival services are planned for Monday, September 6 through Friday, September 10, at 7 p.m. each evening. The Reverend Jimmy Dunn will be the guest preacher for Revival. Each service will feature musicians who will be sharing their gifts and ministry.

Pastor Barrell and the Rocky Mount UMC family invite you to join with them for the joy of Homecoming and the renewal of Revival.

Rocky Mount UMC is located at 136 Rocky Mount Road, off Route 15, north of Dillwyn.

Farmers Market

The Buckingham Farmers Market continues to operate each Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., adjacent the Buckingham Community Park, located on Route 1003 at the intersection of Route 20 and 15.

This week's meat selections include Italian grillers, chorizo, kielbasa, and bratwurst. In the produce category there will be delicious seedless watermelon, grape and regular tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, and green and red peppers.

For the garden and home, George Goin will be on hand with cabbage, broccoli, collard, and lettuce plants; mums, flowering baskets, herbs, flowering perennials, and shrubs.

Of course, you don't want to pass up the fresh eggs, baked goods, jams and jellies, and fudge.

For more information, call Sam Goin at (434)983-2867.

Homecoming at Mourners Valley Baptist Church

Mourners Valley Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, September 5.

The church's pastor, the Reverend Charles E. Simms will lead the morning worship at 11:30 a.m.

After the worship service, at approximately 1:30 p.m., dinner will be served.

At 3 p.m., the Reverend Stevie Trent, Sr., pastor of Center Union Baptist Church, in Powhatan, will be the guest preacher. The Center Union Choir and Ushers will serve with their pastor.

Homecoming ushers in a week of Revival at Mourners Valley, with services Monday, September 6 through Friday, September 10. Each night of Revival will begin with a praise service at 7:30 p.m. and worship at 8 p.m. Revivalist will be the Reverend Stevie Trent.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Homecoming at Mourners Valley and then return for a week of Revival.

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is located on Route 20, at 5341 S. Constitution Route.

Detecting Alzheimer's

On Wednesday, September 8, 10 a.m., at the Arts Center, Buckingham County TRIAD is hosting a program on the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. The presentation is open to everyone interested in learning more about this disease.

This interactive workshop offers ten signs to help with early detection. An early diagnosis of Alzheimer's offers an opportunity to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies, and plan for the future.

Buckingham Arts Center is located on Route 60 in Buckingham Court House, next to the Agricultural Center and the County Administration Building.

Voter Registration

The Woman's Club of Buckingham County will be out in the community next weekend to offer a convenient opportunity to register to vote.

On Friday, September 10, members of the WCBC will be at Farmers Food in Dillwyn from 4 to 7 p.m. Then, on Saturday, September 11, they'll be at Lucky Convenience Store located near the intersection of Routes 15 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If it rains, the voter registration initiative will take place the following weekend, same places and times. For more information, call the Voter Registration Office at 969-4304.

Best Grandpa and Grandma Contest

Time is running out for those wanting to place a nomination for the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce's Best Grandpa and Grandma Contest.

Although the contestants must be residents of Buckingham, the grandchild nominating the grandparent does not.

Separate entries are required for each grandparent-grandma and grandpa. Entries should include a short (one-page) essay by the grandchild about the special attributes of the grandparent and why they are deserving of the award.

Deadline for entries is September 8 by 5 p.m. Entries may be mailed to the Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 951, Dillwyn, VA 23936; or faxed to (434)983-4891. Please include the name and contact information of the grandchild and the name and contact information of the grandparent.

Winners will be announced on September 12, Grandparents Day, at Heritage Hall during their annual Gospel Gala. The announcement is scheduled for 4 p.m.

(This is an abbreviated version of The Buckingham News weekly column by Tana Knott. For the full and complete Buckingham News, please see Friday's edition of The Farmville Herald).