Buckingham News

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, October 21, 2010

BUCKINGHAM – 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 fall fest is part of Buckingham's way to help promote breast cancer awareness.

Plans include a Mini-Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, music, farmers market, drawing for a gift basket, and a variety of fund-raising activities. There will also be a bounce house for children.

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Vendor spots for Saturday are still 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.

There is no registration fee for Saturday's Mini Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness. However, as a bonus for those planning to walk in the June 10 event, Relay for Life registration fees for that event will be waived for the first 25 Relay for Lifers who come dressed in pink on Saturday, October 23.

Rummage Sale at White Hall UMC

Okay bargain hunters, get ready to RUMMAGE. On Saturday, October 23, the folks at White Hall United Methodist Church are having a Rummage Sale behind the church, which is located in Dillwyn on Main Street in the residential area. Sale begins at 8 a.m. and we all know that the early bargain hunter gets the best bargains.

Chant & Drum Circle

The Central Virginia Metaphysical Center, located at 425 Pond Road in Buckingham, is hosting a Chant & Drum Circle for Healing on Saturday, October 23, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Bring your drums, flutes, rattles, and voices. Additionally, bring a dish to share for the pot- luck dinner at 6 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Love offerings are accepted. For more information and directions, call Reverend Sakina at 434-969-2951.

James River Association WMU Workshop

The James River Baptist Association is hosting a WMU Workshop on Sunday, October 24, at 2:30 p.m. in Fluvanna County at Antioch Baptist Church.

With plans to celebrate 2011 as Year of Youth, the James River Baptist Association has arranged for presentations on two significant efforts designed to involve and encourage youth.

Presenters will provide information on these two programs, Impact on VA, a program for youth to assist in home repairs, and Youth Encounter, a type of youth festival.

Everyone is invited to come and learn more about these programs and their potential role in winning young people to Christ.

Antioch Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Rolling Road and Antioch Road. From Dillwyn, go north on Route 20 to Scottsville, turn right onto Route 6, east, continue eight miles and turn left on Rolling Road, travel 4.5 miles to its intersection with Antioch Road.

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.

Pancake Supper

On Thursday, October 28, the Buckingham Lions Club is hosting a Pancake Supper, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Dillwyn Rescue Squad Building, located off Route 15 on Wingo Road.

The supper is in lieu of collecting for White Cane Day. Buckingham Lions figured it would be more fulfilling, pun intended, to collect donations for their projects for the visually impaired by hosting the Pancake Supper. They'll be serving-up pancakes, sausage, applesauce, and beverages in return for your donations of $5 for adult meals and $2 for meals for children six and under.

Proceeds will be used exclusively for sight-related projects such as providing eye exams and eyeglasses to Buckingham residents who cannot afford the expense and meet the club's criteria for assistance.

Buckingham Lions continue to collect eyeglasses and hearing aids for the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center and the Lions Central Virginia Hearing Aid Bank. So, if you have glasses or hearing aids you would like to donate for these worthy projects, please bring them with you to the supper.

Curious Corner Store

When the Curious Corner Store opens on Saturday, October 30, the Woman's Club of Buckingham County will be celebrating the 30th year of this weeklong fundraiser.

Curious Corner Store offers a thrift store, bake sale, and lunchtime diner all rolled into one. Held at the VFW Hall on Route 60, Curious Corner Store will operate on Saturday, October 30 through Thursday, November 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

The inventory includes used clothing in good condition, bric-a-brac, Christmas crafts and decorations, Rada knives, fresh pecans, and baked goods. And, there is the ever-popular raffle that offers great prizes. Plus, you'll be able to order fresh wreaths for Christmas.

Lunch is served each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features a menu prepared and served by the members.

Proceeds from Curious Corner are distributed throughout this community and beyond. And that is why you just got' a stop by and shop.

Free Movie Night at Maysville Baptist Church

Friday, October 29, is Free Movie Night at Maysville Baptist Church. This month's movie is Meet the Robinsons.

Free movie night includes a great movie suitable for ages, free popcorn, and free lemonade. And, everyone is welcome.

Halloween with the Rescue Squad

Buckingham County Volunteer Rescue Squad is offering two different activities for Halloween.

On Friday, October 29, from 7 p.m. to midnight, the squad will host Fright Night Boo Thru. “Beware of what bumps in the dark,” offers the squad. Cost will be $5 per car.

On Saturday, October 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., the squad is sponsoring Trick or Treat for Children. Activities will include games, candy, and a costume contest at 5 and 6 p.m. There will also be a bicycle raffle for boy's and girl's bikes. The Trick or Treat for Children is free; however, tickets for the bike raffle are $1 each.

Buckingham Baptist Hosts Trunk or Treat

On Saturday, October 30, beginning at 6 p.m., Buckingham Baptist Church, on Route 15 near Gold Hill, will host a Trunk or Treat. All area children, including those masquerading as ghosts and goblins, are welcome.

Spooky Hollow

Historic Buckingham, Incorporated will be hosting its Spooky Hollow Drive-Thru at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside on Saturday, October 30, from 7 to 9 p.m.

For $10 per vehicle, you'll not only enjoy a spooky Halloween tradition but you'll also be helping to raise funds for the Historic Village, a real treat indeed.

Trunk or Treat at Bethlehem Baptist

Bethlehem Baptist Church is continuing its tradition of host a grand Trunk or Treat for children 12 and under.

This year's event will be held on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the church. Everyone is invited.

Bethlehem Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 631, Troublesome Creek Road.

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

(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).