Buckingham News

Published 3:36 pm Thursday, November 10, 2011

BUCKINGHAM ― Straight Street-Buckingham is hosting a Fall Bazaar that began last weekend and will continue this weekend on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at the Straight Street building located on Route 20.

During its operation, the Bazaar will be open on Friday from 12 noon to 6 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

BAS Craft Fair

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With regret, Buckingham Active Seniors have cancelled their craft fair that was scheduled for Saturday, November 12.

“We apologize for any inconvenience but look forward to hosting this event next year,” shared a spokesperson.

Basketball and Cornhole Tournament Cancelled

The Basketball and Cornhole Tournament scheduled for Saturday, November 12, at Buckingham County High School has also been cancelled. Please note that plans include rescheduling this tournament for another time.

And, If You're Looking for a Great Cornhole Set

Speaking of cornhole, if you are looking for a great Christmas gift for aspiring cornhole players or cornhole masters, the carpentry department at the Buckingham Career and Technical Education Center is making some of the best cornhole boards in these parts and beyond.

The cornhole bags are made by students in the CTE family and consumer sciences department. They will monogram the bags with BCHS or personalize them to your specifications at an additional cost.

The sets are really well made and proceeds are recycled back into the CTE programs and co-curricular activities. For more information, call the Buckingham CTE Center at 969-6180; or stop by during regular school hours.

AVFD Auction

Those Arvonia Volunteer Firefighters are readying for their annual Christmas Auction, scheduled for Friday, December 2, at 7 p.m. Their main task at this point is collecting donations of new and used items in good condition.

“We are going to have lots of new items but it always makes for a better sale to have the one-of-a-kind used items, too,” shared a AVFD spokesperson.

You may drop-off donated items at the storage building next to the main truck building. Or, contact any AVFD member to arrange for pick-up; or, call Steve at (434)581-3002.

Farm Transition Seminars

On Monday, November 14, the Buckingham Extension Office is hosting Planning for a Successful Transition of Your Farm or Agribusiness, in the auditorium of the Agricultural Center next to the County Administration Building on Route 60.

The first seminar is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m.; and will be repeated from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

James P. Seidl, an estate and tax planning attorney; and David Wise, an agribusiness and farm insurance specialist, will be conducting the free seminars.

For more information go to www.davidwise.com/seminar; or call Donna Allen at (434)391-8692, ext. 2; or, the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Salem UMC

Salem United Methodist Church is continuing its tradition of hosting Thanksgiving Dinner on the Saturday before Turkey Day. That means you've got to stop right now and put Saturday, November 19 on your To Do List.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. However, beginning at 5 p.m., the church will have a Bazaar featuring Christmas decorations and gifts for your family and friends.

The dinner menu includes country ham, turnkey with dressing and gravy, green beans, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry congealed salad, assorted pies, homemade rolls, and coffee and tea. A free will offering will be gratefully accepted for the meal. Proceeds will be used to help with the church's cleaning expenses.

Salem United Methodist Church is located on Route 632, Ca Ira Road.

Thanksgiving Service at Mourners Valley

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is hosting a Thanksgiving Service, Thanksgiving through Thanks-Living, on Saturday, November 19, at 11 a.m.

The Reverend Dr. Archie German, pastor of Union Branch Baptist Church in Amelia, will be the guest preacher; and, The Divine Voices of Cumberland will be the guest choir.

Dinner will be served after the service. Everyone is invited.

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is located on Route 20 at 5341 South Constitution Route.

Centenary UMC Hosts Brunswick Stew

Nothing says fall like a steaming bowl of Brunswick stew. And, the folks at Centenary United Methodist Church are willing to prepare that stew for you.

On Saturday, November 19, the church is hosting a benefit Brunswick Stew with proceeds going toward community outreach for the holidays.

Stew will be ready at 12 noon and for a donation of $6, you'll get a quart of some great tasting stew. And, you'll be helping to brighten the holidays for others.

So, be sure to head out to Centenary UMC on Saturday, November 19, for a quart or two of delicious stew. The church is located on Route 20 at 12247 S Constitution Route.

Central Virginia Christian School Offers Thanksgiving Meals

Central Virginia Christian School will be providing “take-out” Thanksgiving meals for those in need throughout the community.

The boxed dinners may be picked up at CVCS from 5 to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, November 23, at the school, which is located off Route 15 in the Buckingham County Industrial Park.

If you or someone you know would like to place an order for this meal, please contact Central Virginia Christian School at 434-983-4810 by Friday, November 18.

International Mission Study

The International Mission Study for the James River Baptist Association will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Sunday, November 27, at 3 p.m.

This year's theme is Treasures of God's Heart featuring the multicultural city of London. Some foods from London will be available.

Additionally, Malcolm Warfield will share pictures from his mission trip to Africa.

“Come and learn about God's work in our world,” invited a spokesperson.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located on Route 610 at 6277 Cartersville Road in New Canton.

BCYL Basketball Signups

Registration for Buckingham County Youth League Boys and Girls Basketball starts this week.

The first registration will be held on Friday, November 11, at 7 p.m., during the varsity football game at Buckingham County High School. The registration table will be near the concession stand.

Then, on Saturday, November 12, registration will be available at Gene Dixon Ballpark from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Sunday, November 20, prospective players can register at Buckingham County Middle School from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information please contact the Buckingham County Recreation Department at 969-4242.