Buckingham News

Published 4:16 pm Thursday, December 15, 2011

BUCKINGHAM – On Saturday, December 17, Santa Claus is coming to Town. Yep, Santa will be making his Dillwyn debut in the Dillwyn Christmas Parade.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will follow Route 15, from its intersection at Route 20, through the Town and end at Gilliam Motors. This year's theme is Christmas Wish for the World.

Please note that parade entries should arrive at the Industrial Park at 9 a.m. for line-up.

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After the parade, Santa will come back to the Dillwyn Town Hall where he will visit with kids of all ages. Light refreshments will be provided. And, yes, you can bring your cameras.

The Christmas Clue

Central Virginia Christian School will present The Christmas Clue on Friday, December 16, 7 p.m., in Jarman Auditorium at Longwood University.

The Christmas Clue, an original musical drama, features characters from the popular board game-CLUE.

Tickets are $3 and are available from the school, 983-4810, or from any CVCS student.

Relay for Life Bake Sale

The Citizens in Action Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a Bake Sale on Saturday, December 17, beginning at 7:30 a.m., in front of Farmer's Foods. The sale will continue until all those goodies are sold. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life―Buckingham.

Hunters' Luncheon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Children in Action at Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be hosting a Hunters' Luncheon on Saturday, December 17, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., in the church's social hall.

The “home cooked” menu features choice of beans, Chili or soup (while they last), cornbread, dessert, and canned drink―all for a donation of $7. Meals can be enjoyed at the church or prepared for take-out.

Proceeds benefit the Children's Missions Fund at Mt. Zion. And, you'll be served by some really GREAT kids.

So, whether you are hunting for game or hunting for some great home-cooked food, Mt. Zion Baptist Church is the place to stop for lunch on Saturday, December 17. The church is located on Route 610 at 6277 Cartersville Road, in New Canton.

A Mouse Christmas

On Sunday, December 18, at 6 p.m., the children of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be presenting A Mouse Christmas.

This musical play offers great music and a great message for children of all ages. Everyone is invited. Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located on Route 610, Cartersville Road.

Christmas at First Baptist

On Sunday, December 18, during the 11 a.m. worship service, the choir of First Baptist Church, of Dillwyn, will be presenting the Christmas musical, Jesus, There's Something About That Name.

The First Baptist Church family invites you to join with them for this special service. And, if you are unable to make it to the church, the service will be broadcast simultaneously on WBNN 105.3 FM.

Later that day, at 7 p.m., the children and youth of First Baptist will celebrate Christmas with Bethlehem Treasure, a program of drama and music. After the presentation, refreshments will be served.

On Wednesday, December 21, at 7 p.m., First Baptist is hosting a special service that will include the Christmas musical Jesus, There's Something About That Name and a candlelight service along with the singing of Christmas music by the congregation.

“We always enjoy having our friends from the area celebrate Christmas with us,” shared a spokesperson. “We hope that many of you will join with us for this special evening.”

Co-Ed Volleyball

It's not too late to join with other volleyball players, ages 16 and up, on Monday nights at 6 p.m., in the gymnasium at the Nazarene Campground Gymnasium.

If interested in participating in Co-Ed Volleyball, call the Buckingham County Department of Recreation (434) 969-4242; or just show up on Monday night at 6 p.m. The program runs through February. The Nazarene Campground is located across from Buckingham Middle School on High School Road.

Chamber Awards

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year Award and the Buckingham Achievement Award.

Deadline for nominations is December 31.

To nominate a Buckingham resident for either of these distinguished awards, submit a one to two page letter explaining why your nominee is a good candidate for the respective designation.

Although the Volunteer of the Year is self-explanatory, the Achievement Award may need some clarification. This award honors someone who has contributed to this community over a period of years.

For those who are not comfortable with writing a letter of nomination, forms are available at Moss Motor. However, the letter is preferred because it usually offers more information about the nominee.

Nomination letters should be mailed to Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 951, Dillwyn, VA 23936; or faxed to (434)983-4891. Those making the nominations are asked to include their contact information.

The Chamber presents the awards during its annual banquet in January.

The Cats Meow

Straight Street―Buckingham wants to help you with your Christmas shopping. The non-profit, interdenominational organization, which works to provide Christ-centered activities for area youth, is offering Cats Meow wooden replicas of First Baptist Church, Dillwyn High School, Buckingham Farm Supply, Buckingham Central High School, and the Dillwyn Depot.

With the exception of the Dillwyn Depot, which is priced at $20, the replicas are $15 each and are available at Nancy's, located on Route 60 in Buckingham Court House.

Proceeds will benefit the ongoing efforts of Straight Street. For more information, contact Kathy Ranson at 983-2403.