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Buckingham News

BUCKINGHAM – On Saturday, October 9, there's going to be a Motorcycle Run to benefit Krissy Stearrett, a young teacher and coach who is battling non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Krissy, the daughter of Mary and Jack Stearrett, is undergoing 12 weeks of intensive chemo, which will require six week-long hospital stays.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Buckingham County High School, located on Route 690, just off Route 60. The bikes will be leaving at 9:30 a.m.

Cost is $20 for singles and $25 for doubles. Of course, all donations will be gratefully accepted. Drawings for prizes will take place once participants return to the school. There will also be trophies and a 50/50 drawing.

The day isn't just for bikers. Activities will also include a Fun-d Raiser and Fun for the Kids, featuring face painting, a balloon launch, banner signing, pins for sale, and prizes.

For more information, contact Cindy and David Snoddy at (434)983-2784; or Diane and John O'Bryant at (434)983-4743.

Festival in the Park at Ellis Acres

The Ellis Acres Booster Club is hosting an October Festival in the Park on Saturday, October 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be entertainment, including music, FREE food, games, and lots of fellowship. Bring your lawn or camp chair and join with the Ellis Acres Booster Club for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

Ellis Acres Memorial Park is located in the Town of Dillwyn at the site of Buckingham Training School, 245 Camden Street.

Cancer Awareness Art and Craft Exhibit

The Buckingham County Arts Council is sponsoring its second Annual Cancer Awareness Exhibition at the Buckingham Arts Center from October 9 through 31, in conjunction with Cancer Awareness Month. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, October 9, at 2 p.m.

The exhibit features work of artists and crafters who have survived cancer as well as caretakers and loved ones who created art or a craft while assisting or sharing in a cancer patient's therapy and care.

For more information, contact Venus Powers at (434)390-6471, venus@artbyvenus.com; or Becky Lutz, (434)960-5200, beckylutz@beckylutzphotograph

y.com; or, www.bcac-arts.org.

Mourners Valley Baptist Church

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is hosting a special pledge service on Saturday, October 9, at 5 p.m., at the church. The Divine Voices of Cumberland will be in concert.

On Sunday, October 10, the Reverend Charles E. Simms, pastor of Mourners Valley, will teach Sunday school at 10 a.m. and preach the 11:15 a.m. worship service at Slate River Baptist Church.

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is located on Route 20, S. Constitution Highway; and Slate River Baptist Church is located on Route 649, Slate River Mill Road.

Turkey Shoot

Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their fall Turkey Shoot with matches planned for Saturdays, October 9, 16, and 23, at 7 p.m. at the Firehouse.

Meat and cash prizes will be offered. Please note that only 12 gauge shotguns will be allowed; and, no sleeved guns, please.

The Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department is located at 179 Firehouse Road, near the intersection of 655 and 602 in Downtown Glenmore.

Homecoming at Maysville Presbyterian Church

Maysville Presbyterian Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, October 10.

The Homecoming Worship Service will begin at 11:15 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Reverend Dr. Beverly Zink-Sawyer.

After worshiping together, everyone is invited to share in the great homecoming tradition of a fellowship luncheon.

Pastor Quincy Worthington and the Maysville Presbyterian Church family invite you to join with them for this wonderful time of coming home.

Homecoming at White Hall

White Hall United Methodist Church, in Dillwyn, is celebrating Homecoming on Sunday

October 10, beginning with worship at 11:15am.

After the worship service that great homecoming meal, served with lots of fellowship will be shared.

Homecoming ushers in three nights of revival at White Hall. Services are planned Monday October 11 through Wednesday October 13 at 7 p.m. each evening.

The church's pastor, the Reverend Billy Swan will be preaching. Special music will feature

First Baptist Choir on Monday night; Buckingham Community Choir on Tuesday night; and Salem Angels and Dallas Jent on Wednesday.

Pastor Billy Swan and the White Hall UMC family invite you to join with them for the joys of Homecoming and the renewal of Revival.

White Hall UMC is located in Dillwyn in the residential area of Main Street.

BCHS Hosts Knights' Quest

On Thursday, October 14, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., Buckingham County High School is hosting Knights' Quest, for College and Career Information.

Designed for students and parents, the evening will begin with an orientation from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the BCHS library.

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., participants will be able to choose up to four information sessions.

The sessions will offer information on the Financial Aid process for college and the opportunities for grants and scholarships; information on how the Virginia Tobacco Grant can provide free money for college; how to complete an eye-catching college application; and details about the PSAT as well as the SAT and ACT college entrance requirements for four-year college admission.

Not only will participants learn how to design an eye-catching resume but they will also be able to find out about opportunities at Buckingham's Career and Technical Education Center. Additionally, they will hear what the military has to say about their recruitment programs.

Students currently enrolled in college will be on hand to share what it takes to be successful in college. Moreover, representatives from two local community colleges will share information about applying and the programs they offer.

Information will be available on how students can enhance their college application by volunteering for activities in the community.

Students and their parents will be able to hear first hand what is expected from the English 12 and government classes required for high school graduation. Additionally, participants will be provided information about the requirements for high school graduation including specifics on class credits and SOLs.

For students involved in athletics, information will be shared on the NCAA Clearing House requirements are for potential college athletes. There will also be an opportunity to hear what college coaches look for when recruiting student athletes.

Farm Bureau's Fall Fest

Buckingham County Farm Bureau will host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Farm Bureau Office.

The day will include music by All Problems Solved, antique tractors, famers market and other vendors, farm animals, moon bounce for the kids, and the ever-popular Guess the Weight of the Cow contest.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available at the farmers' share of the consumer cost. That equates to 68 cents for hamburgers and 18 cents for hotdogs.

Bring your family and friends, and you might want to bring a lawn or camp chair, too.

The Buckingham County Farm Bureau Office is located just west of Sprouses Corner, on Route 60, next to the Virginia State Police Office.

For more information, call the Farm Bureau Office at (434)983-2583.

BCAC Hosts Chamber of Commerce Meeting

On Tuesday, October 19, the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting at the Buckingham Arts Center in the Great Room. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Buckingham County Arts Council is hosting the meeting in conjunction with its Cancer Awareness Exhibit.

Chamber members should RSVP to 983-2372. BCAC members are asked to contact Becky Lutz at (434) 960 5200; or, Sharon Andrews (434) 315 4231.

Auction Planned

The Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department is planning its annual fall auction is looking for donated items. So, keep the AVFD in mind when you are doing that fall cleaning.

Please place items in the storage building next to the main truck building. To arrange for pick-up, contact any Arvonia firefighter or call Steve Toney at (434)581-3002.

WCBC Candidate Forum

The Woman's Club of Buckingham County has invited the candidates vying for the seat to represent the Fifth District in the United States House of Representatives to their meeting on Thursday, October 21, 2 p.m., at the Arts Center on Route 60 near the Buckingham administration building.

Each candidate was sent a list of questions to answer. If the candidate cannot attend, the WCBC has asked that they send someone to represent them.

The WCBC extends an invitation to the public to attend this presentation. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information, call 315-0152.

(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).