Buckingham News

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, November 18, 2010

BUCKINGHAM – The Buckingham County Friends of the Library will host a Bake and Book Sale at the Buckingham County Library on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The bake sale will feature pies, cakes, and cookies to help make your Turkey Day a little less stressful and more special.

While you're selecting that dessert, take time to look over the many once read books available at prices that can't be beat. Many of the books are suitable for gift-giving and stocking stuffing.

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If you have books you would like to donate for this sale, please bring them to the library by Friday, November 19.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library's building fund.

Hunters' Breakfast

Sharon Baptist Church will be hosting a Hunters' Breakfast on Saturday, November 20, at the Glenmore Firehouse, located on Firehouse Road, near the intersection of Routes 602 and 655.

The breakfast crew will begin serving at 6 a.m. Menu features scrambled eggs, sausage or sausage gravy, homemade biscuits, coffee and juice.

Cost is a monetary donation that will go to the building fund for the church's fellowship hall.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Salem UMC

Yes Buckingham, Salem United Methodist Church will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m.

The menu features ham, turkey with dressing and gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, cranberry salad, homemade rolls, assorted pies, tea, and coffee.

Now that's a meal to be thankful for, indeed. A free will offering will be accepted, with funds used to help pay for cleaning the church.

Pastor Billy Swan and the Salem UMC family invite you to join with them for a delicious meal and great fellowship.

Salem UMC is located on Ca Ira Road, Route 632.

The Glory Land Quartet At Chestnut Grove

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church is hosting its annual Thanksgiving celebration on Sunday, November 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening includes a covered dish supper served with loads of fellowship. After the meal, the Glory Land Quartet, from Keysville, will sing.

Everyone is invited. A love offering will be accepted to help with the quartet's traveling expenses.

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church is located on Chestnut Grove Road, Route 612, just off Francisco Road, Route 636.

Gospel Concert and Sing- Along in Yogaville

Robert Cardwell and Friends, nationally known gospel singers, will present a Benefit Concert and Sing-Along on Sunday, November 21, at 8 p.m., at Sivananda Hall in Yogaville, off Woodland Church Road, Route 604.

The evening of gospel music will benefit Christmas in Buckingham, a 28 year-old charitable outreach program that provides needed items and gifts to elderly Buckingham County residents. On its gift distribution runs, Christmas in Buckingham includes Santa and Elves singing Christmas carols in each home.

Admission to the concert is a $5 donation at the door. There will also be a Bake Sale. Everyone is welcome.

Sharing Thanksgiving

Central Virginia Christian School is offering a free Thanksgiving meal to families in need on Wednesday, November 24.

If you or someone you know is experiencing difficult financial times or have recently become unemployed, you are welcome to attend.

The meal is available for the first 200 people to call and reserve a place. Call 983-4810 by Friday, November 19 for reservations.

Program for Senior Citizens

Buckingham residents 55 and over have an opportunity to help the county's recreation department design a program aimed at providing recreational and social activities, classes, and trips for senior citizens.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, 1 p.m., in the Agricultural Center, next to the county administration building.

This is a great opportunity to share your ideas on the type of program you want; would benefit from and enjoy; and would support.

Auction Planned

The Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Christmas Auction on Friday, December 3, beginning at 7 p.m., at the firehouse.

The inventory includes a huge variety of new items including tools, household items, toys, and lots of miscellaneous stuff including Christmas decorations and gifts.

Along with the new items, the auction will include used furniture and boxed items. There is also lots of boxes of good book-paperbacks and hardbacks.

Needless to say, there is something for everyone. And, food will be available so you can come hungry.

Proceeds benefit the Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department. The AVFD is located off Route 15 and 615 on Route 675, Arvon Road.

While sharing information about the auction, Steve Toney, president of the AVFD, offered, “We'd like to thank all the community for their continued support of our fundraising efforts.” He stated, “We have to keep the fire department running and without the community's support, it would be hard to buy the equipment needed to keep us going.”

Toney said it amazes him to see the continued support during this time of economic difficulty. “They always manage to find time and money for our department,” he stated. “We are grateful.”

Window Room Opens

The award winning culinary arts department at Buckingham Career and Technical Center has opened its restaurant, the Window Room, to the public.

Chef Sandra Hawk invites local businesses and the community to come in most Tuesdays and Thursdays. Table service is available from 11:30 to 12:40; and, carry out is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students prepare delicious sandwiches, plate lunches, homemade breads and desserts. Call (434)969-6180 for details as the menu will change often.

The Buckingham Career and Technical Center, a.k.a. the Vocational Center, is located on the campus of Buckingham County High School.

House Tour

The Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure you mark Sunday, December 5, on your calendar. That's when the Chamber will host its Christmas House Tour.

This year's tour will feature the homes of Acie and Robyn Allen, Wayne Davis, Melissa Louis, Kelly Reardon and Ellen Neterer, Freddie and Sarah Sprouse, and Leigh Anne and Dennis Taylor. The tour also includes the Maysville Manor, a historic inn now used as a bed and breakfast and event center.

Ticket holders will also be able to drive through the Historic Village at Lee Wayside, which will highlight period decorations and re-enactors.

Tour time is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Moss Motor or any of the homes. Call (434)983-2372 for more information.

Financial Aid for Students

High school seniors planning to attend college in 2011 have a great opportunity to learn about financial assistance to help pay the way.

Buckingham County High School is hosting a Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday, December 7, 6:30 p.m., in the school's library.

According to Sue Miles, director of guidance at BCHS, financial aid experts will be on hand to provide important information that will help students and their families learn more about applying for federal and state money for college.

Parents are encouraged to accompany their son or daughter to this important workshop.

For more information, Miles may be contacted at 969-6160, ext. 129.

Tree Lighting and More

The county's annual tree lighting at Buckingham Courthouse is planned for Friday, December 3, at 7 p.m.

Festivities will open with a flag ceremony by the Buckingham County High School JROTC Color Guard. The evening will include music by the BCHS band and chorus, and Maynard Jones and Family; a Christmas story read by Joyce Nelson, of the Buckingham Public Library; and a visit with Santa.

Across from the Courthouse, Historic Buckingham, Incorporated will be hosting its annual Christmas open house at the Housewright House Museum.

The museum will be open after the tree lighting ceremony and also on December 4 and 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum will feature period decorations and a special holiday exhibit.

Following the tree lighting, the Buckingham Arts Council will be serving refreshments at the Arts Center, just east of the Courthouse.

On December 4 and 5, the Historic Village at Lee Wayside will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. The Village will be decorated for Christmas. Hot cider and cookies will be served; and children will be make holiday arts and crafts.

Brunswick Stew And a Movie, Too

The Children's Mission Group at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is having a Brunswick Stew on Saturday, December 11, at 4 p.m. Stew will be available for carryout, dine-in, or both.

At 6 p.m., a movie, The Christmas Hope, will be shown.

For more information contact Barbara Snoddy at 434-315-3812; Christy Pribble, 434-581-3887; or Lynn Oliver at 434-581-1556.