Raines Tavern News

Published 3:48 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011

Antioch United Methodist Church, located at 2706 Cumberland Road, will hold its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 8 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. A bake sale and yard sale will also be featured. Concessions will be available, such as sausage biscuits, hot dogs, drinks, and snacks. The proceeds will benefit the church budget. Spaces for others' yard sale are available free by reserving a space at (804) 683-1987.

The Antioch United Methodist Women met at the church for its September meeting. Faye Asal, president, opened the meeting with devotions given by Joan Page. The year's Mission Pin was presented earlier to Paula E. Totten and represents Antioch's additional contribution to Mission. Shirley Martin, of Payne Memorial Church and a district officer of Farmville District United Methodist Women, presented the program. The presentation centered on mission work with the Edisto tribe of American Native Indians in Summerville, South Carolina. Shirley had taken part in a mission trip to this tribe with other members of Payne Church, including husband Steve Martin. This was part of an ongoing agreement between the Farmville District and the Edisto Indian Tribe. The meeting concluded with a covered dish lunch. Members are beginning to collect items for the annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive when they see appropriate items for sale.

Browns Presbyterian Church members enjoyed their annual Chinese meal earlier in September. June Wallace and Violet Shuart made egg rolls and other members prepared a Chinese dish of their choice.

Several organizations had special events to recognize Grandparents Day, the second weekend in September. Joan Page was among family members attending the program and luncheon at Dillwyn Primary School where her great granddaughter, Emily Long, is a kindergarten student.

Several neighbors have reached special birthdays. Celebrating 90 years earlier in the summers included John H. Varner Sr. and Grace McCraw Ownby. John's celebration was held at The Woodland in Farmville and Grace's celebration was held at Cedar Baptist Church in Buckingham.

Walter Stimpson was honored for her 93rd birthday with a family gathering on August 31. Out of town visitors included his brother Rev. Millard Stimpson, retired, and wife, Martha, from near Lynchburg.

September 5 marked the 94th birthday for a very active Aurelia V. Hazlegrove.

Audrey Robinson accompanied the Bob Robinsons to North Carolina to celebrate the September and October birthday of her grandchildren.

High Bridge video was featured on the front page of The Farmville Herald on Friday, September 16.

To vote before November 1 go to the contest at www.americasstateparks.org/filmmaker/.

Created by Woodfin Ligon, this is the only entry at this level from the state of Virginia being voted on in the contest. Further information on state parks is at www.virginiastateparks.gov. Ongoing weather conditions at High Bridge may be seen on Ligon's webcam at http:www.wunderground.com/webcams/ligon/I/show.html.