Buckingham News

Published 4:28 pm Thursday, March 31, 2011

BUCKINGHAM — On April 2, at 2 p.m., Buckingham County will begin its 250th Anniversary with a birthday party-and everyone is invited.

Following the program, birthday cake and punch will be served at the entrance to the old courthouse.

Yard and Bake Sale at Sharon Baptist Church

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Whether you are looking for some great bargains, searching for that perfect gift, craving some delicious baked goods, or just in the mood to go sale-ing, you'll want to head to Sharon Baptist Church on Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a great Yard and Bake Sale.

All proceeds will benefit the church's fund for the construction of a new fellowship hall.

Sharon Baptist Church is located halfway between Dillwyn and Scottsville, one and a-half miles off Route 20 on Route 622 at 1620 Sharon Church Road.

Don't be late because the bargains won't wait.

Coyote Program

Children have an opportunity to learn about coyotes while gaining practical information in the event they should encounter one.

On Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m., the Buckingham County Public Library will be offering its second program on COYOTES.

The free program will include tales of the coyote as a trickster in Native American legends; precautions for children to be aware of if they see a coyote outdoors; and, a coyote craft.

Please note that afterschool visitors may also engage in various parts of the program.

Relay for Life Car Wash

On Saturday, April 2, at Advance Auto Parts in Dillwyn, the Curves Dillwyn Divas, with help from the NFL Club of Cumberland, will sponsor a Car Wash to benefit Relay for Life of Buckingham.

From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you'll be able to have your car detailed inside and outside for a donation of any amount.

BQA Certification with Dr. Whittier

Want to learn how to work cattle as productively and smoothly as possible? Interested in getting premiums in beef sales by marketing calves under a BQA certified name?

If yes, then here's an opportunity to learn what is required to become Beef Quality Assurance certified.

Virginia Cooperative Extension-Buckingham is offering a BQA Certification program on April 7, at the Buckingham Correctional Center.

Classroom presentations will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will not be provided so plan on bringing your own lunch to eat during the classroom presentation.

Although the program is free, registration is required. For more information, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261.

Globetrotting at BCHS

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Buckingham County High School invites the community to join with them for an evening with Melvin Adams, a former Harlem Globetrotter, on Friday, April 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the gymnasium at BCHS.

Adams grew up in the Houston-hood and overcoming incredible odds, he became a two-time NCAA III All-American basketball player; played pro basketball; and played for the Harlem Globetrotters.

The evening promises to be one of encouragement, inspiration, and humor as Melvin shares how to live life to its fullest. And, yes, he'll share some of those Globetrotting moves.

This program is free and open to the public.


The Auxiliary of the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an evening of CASH BINGO on Friday, April 8, at the Dillwyn Fire Station.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and Bingo begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is $20. Please note that no one under 18 will be allowed to play.

Beginning at 6 p.m., burgers and homemade fries, beverages, and desserts will be available.

Womanless Beauty Pageant

To help raise funds for their Relay for Life team, the BCVRS is sponsoring a Womanless Beauty Pageant on Saturday, April 9, 7 p.m., in the auditorium at Buckingham County High School.

The evening promises a lot of laughter as a courageous group of manly men dress as women and compete for the crown.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Admission for children 12 and under is free.

Call Buckingham Rescue Squad at (434)983-3560 for ticket purchase information.

Spaghetti Supper

Welcome Wesleyan Church, located on Route 15 in New Canton has started a Benevolent Fund to help provide assistance to those in need or facing difficulties.

To help raise money for the fund, the church is hosting a Spaghetti Supper on Friday, April 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

You'll be able to dine at the church or arrange for take-out. There is no set cost for the meal but all donations will be greatly and gratefully appreciated.

Welcome Wesleyan Church is located on Route 15 at 26599 North James Madison Highway.

For more information, call Steve or Judy at (434)581-3002.

Hunt for History

Next year, Dillwyn will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. The committee working on the celebration is searching for historical pictures and information on the Town and surrounding area.

To help with that search, Dillwyn is sponsoring a Hunt for History on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Dillwyn Town Hall.

Those with photos featuring Dillwyn in days gone by as well as historic photos of Dillwyn families are encouraged to bring the items to the Town Hall on April 9. The photos and documents will be scanned on site and immediately given back to their owners.

While your documents are being scanned, you'll be able to enjoy free coffee and donuts.

PVCC's Choose or Lose

Piedmont Virginia Community College invites Buckingham County High School seniors to explore educational opportunities through fun, hands-on challenges and activities at the College on Friday, April 15.

Choose or Lose is a PVCC annual event that introduces high school seniors to its programs and resources. Through hands-on activities and lively competition, students are encouraged to consider their future career possibilities through higher education. The interactive challenges showcase various programs at the college and are held on the Main Stage of the V. Earl Dickinson Building.

Students from BCHS will compete with students from Louisa, Monticello, Murray and William Monroe high schools for various prizes.

Participants are randomly selected to come to the stage while their fellow classmates cheer them on. Judges are on site to assign scores to each high school for each challenge.

Interested students should contact Sue Miles in the BCHS guidance department at 434.969.6180, ext. 149 or smiles@bchs.k12.va.us.

BCHS Class of 86

The Buckingham County High School Class of 1986 will celebrate its twenty-fifth reunion the weekend of April 15-17.

Friday night will be pay your own way at Depot Diner. Saturday night is an adult only soiree at the Dillwyn Rescue Squad building. Cost will be $20 per person.

Festivities will conclude on Sunday with a nondenominational worship and memorial service followed by a family lunch at the Buckingham County Arts Center.

For more information, please call 983-1745; or, visit Facebook (BCHS Class of 1986 Twenty-fifth Reunion).

College Bound?

On Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., Buckingham County High School is hosting a program designed for middle school and high school students and their parents as they begin thinking about COLLEGE.

Amanda Bate, coordinator of the ECMC's The College Place, will be the guest speaker. She will cover topics including: What does it take to get accepted to college; What can students do NOW to prepare for post-secondary education; How can families access federal and state money for college; and, How can parents help their child pick the right college?

For more information, call BCHS Guidance at 969-6160.

BC Day Sponsors

Sponsors or potential sponsors for Buckingham County Day are asked to submit their forms ASAP to the Lions Club so their ads can be included in Buckingham's 250th Anniversary Souvenir Booklet.

If you have mailed your sponsorship but did not include a business card or suitable information for your ad, please mail the info to Buckingham County Lions Club, P. O. Box 163, Dillwyn, VA 23936; or call (434)969-4832.

Spring Clean-Up Campaign

The Buckingham Anti-Litter Task Force is gearing-up for the annual spring clean up.

Yes Buckingham, April is Spring Clean-Up Month and your help is needed to help clean-up the roadsides in Buckingham.

In conjunction with the Clean-Up Campaign, a Free Tire Recycling Day is planned for Saturday April 9, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Food Lion parking lot. Residents with a current county sticker may turn in 20 regular tires per household. Please note that no tires with rims will be accepted. No commercial tires, tractor tires, or equipment tires will be accepted.