Buckingham News

Published 2:57 pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – On Saturday, January 21, beginning at 10 a.m., Mourners Valley Baptist Church will open its Food Bank, which will be open to the community every Saturday.

Anyone interested in volunteering with this effort is encouraged to report to the church at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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

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For more information contact Sister Cynthia Austin at 969-1064 or Minister Cecilia Bolden at 983-1406.

Buckingham Youth League Meeting

The Buckingham County Youth League operates a non-profit organization providing baseball, softball, cheerleading, football, and basketball programs throughout the year for children and youth ages four to 18.

This is an invitation for YOU to join this organization. The annual organizational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Dillwyn.

For more information about the Buckingham County Youth League, please call Jack Stearrett at 390-1299.

Land Tax Use Tax Informational Session

The Buckingham County Cooperative Extension Office will be conducting a Land Use Informational Session on Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Gordon Groover, Extension Economist, Farm Management, and Bob Willingham, County Assessor in Albemarle County, the topics will include Land Use Tax, Rates, Pros and Cons, and Implementation. For more information and to sign-up, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at 434-969-4261.

Planning for College

If you are a parent of a student who plans to attend college in the fall, here's an opportunity you don't want to miss. Buckingham County High School is hosting Super Saturday on Saturday, February 11, at the Buckingham Career and Technical Education Center, formerly called the Vocational Center.

Super Saturday offers the general public one-on-one assistance with the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal and Student Aid.

Financial aid experts will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help families apply for funding for college.

Parents need to bring ID information, W2 forms and tax return documents. For more information, contact the Guidance Department at Buckingham County High School, 969-6160.

Leadership Workshop

Mourners Valley Baptist is planning a leadership workshop, Equipping Them to Lead, on Saturday, February 11.

Drawing on First Corinthians 12:31, Equipping Them to Lead will begin with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the workshop at 9. Reverend Marcus Martin, pastor of New Bridge Baptist Church in Richmond, will serve as the workshop's facilitator.

Mourners Valley extends an invitation to the community to join with them for this special day of fellowship and learning. The church is located on Route 20 at 5341 South Constitution Route.

Facilities at Ellis Acres

Did you know that the Community Building and the Pavilion at Ellis Acres Memorial Park are available for use on a fee basis?

The 2,250 square foot Community Building offers classrooms and conference facilities equipped with current technology to accommodate classes, lectures, meetings, seminars, debates, planning sessions, counseling and educational activities.

Moreover, the 20 by 40 foot covered pavilion is equipped with tables, seating, and a presentation area. The pavilion has electrical service, fans, floodlights and water access. The pavilion is ideal for reunions, weddings, birthday celebrations, picnics, outside classes and music performances. And, there are modern restrooms with automated lighting and ventilation.

All facilities at Ellis Acres comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA].

To make reservations or for additional information call (434)983-5600 or email Wilbert Dean at wilbertmdean@aol.com; or, email Diane Holman James at dhj913@embarqmail.com .

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.

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.