Buckingham News

Published 4:53 pm Thursday, October 14, 2010

BUCKINGHAM -It's time to celebrate Fall and the Buckingham County Farm Bureau is offering an opportunity to do just that.

The 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.

Email newsletter signup

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, so you can stay a while and enjoy the music.

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.

Craft/Rummage/Bake Sale

Looking for that perfect gift, a bargain for the house, or some delicious baked goods? If so, you'll want to come by the Craft/Rummage/Bake Sale at Sharon Baptist Church this Saturday, October 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All of the proceeds from the sale help establish a fund for construction of a new fellowship hall.

Sharon Baptist Church is located off Route 20, at 1620 Sharon Church Road. Ya'll come!

Church Wide Institute

The Buckingham County Church Wide Institute will host a Celebration on Sunday, October 17, 3 p.m., at the Frances Redwood Education Center, on Route 15, at 27294 N. James Madison Highway, in New Canton.

Everyone is invited and refreshments will be enjoyed after the service.

The Church Wide Institute is looking for Hi-Y members for this service. If you are a Hi-Y member and can attend, please contact Deacon Joseph Scruggs at (434)983-3849.

Turkey Shoot

Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its fall Turkey Shoot with matches planned for Saturdays, October 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.

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.

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. 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.

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

Hunter Education Classes

This fall's third and final Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Hunter Education Class is scheduled for Monday October 25 through Thursday, October 28.

First time hunters and hunters 12 to 15 years of age are required to complete the Hunter Education course before buying a hunting license and to present the course completion certificate when the license is purchased.

This free course is designed to teach hunting safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship.

Classes are held at the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department, on Route 15, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each evening.

Please register in advance by calling Joanna Dunevant at 983-3342; or John N. Staton at 969-4150.

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.

CVCS Open House

Central Virginia Christian School invites the community to come see the new school on Sunday, October 24, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Guests are also welcome to the dedication service, which will take place at 2 p.m.

Over the summer, CVCS moved to its new location in the Industrial Park, just off Route 15. A building once used for manufacturing has been transformed into a modern educational facility, currently serving students in grades K through six.

4-H News and Activities

Fun with Foods is a program designed for youth ages nine and up who would like to learn basic cooking skills. Participants will learn to read and follow recipes while making a dish to take home and share with their families. Cost for the series is $36 to cover food and supplies. The program will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 8, and March 8.

Cloverbud Club: This brand new club is for children ages five through eight. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Buckingham Extension Office, located in the Agricultural Center, on Route 60 next to the County Administration Complex.

Fashion Design: Youth ages 9 and older have the opportunity to learn the basics of machine stitching and/or practice existing skills. The program will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on October 14, November 18, December 2 and 16, January 6 and 20, February 3 and 17, March 3, 17 and 31, April 14, and May 5 and 19. The cost is $25, if materials are provided; or, free for youth who purchase their own supplies.

For more information or to register for any of these programs, call the Buckingham Extension Office at (434)969-4261.

Relay for Life Fall Festival

Relay for Life of Buckingham is gearing up for the 2011 Relay, planned for June 10, on the track at Buckingham County High School.

A Fall Festival on Saturday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at BCHS, will provide a great kick-off for preliminary planning and fundraising. Moreover, the festival is part of Buckingham's way to help promote breast cancer awareness.

Relay for Life registration fees will be waived for the first 25 Relay for Lifers who come dressed in pink to show their support for the fight against breast cancer

Plans include a Mini-Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness; music, farmers market, drawing for a gift basket, and a variety of fund-raising activities.

Vendor spots are available for $20. However, that fee will be waived for Relay for Life teams. For more information or to secure a space, contact Kenny Wood at kwoodjr@gmail.com.

So get your pink on and head for the BCHS track on Saturday, October 23. You'll be able to take a few laps or more around the track to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month while gearing up for the 2011 Relay for Life. Let's go!