Buckingham News

Published 4:07 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – Last Saturday, January 21, Mourners Valley Baptist Church opened its Food Bank. Although the intent is to operate the Food Bank each Saturday, this is a work in progress and due to efforts to make the distribution more efficient and effective, the Food Bank will not be open on Saturday, January 28.

Administrator Cecilia Bolden asks for patience as they work toward that goal. Anyone interested in volunteering with this effort or for more information may contact Cynthia Austin at 969-1064 or Cecilia Bolden at 983-1406.

Henn Spongeware Sale

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The Buckingham County High School SCA/Prom Club and the BCHS RAGU Club will be selling baked goods during the Henn Spongeware Truck Sale at the VFW Hall on Friday, February 3, from 4 to 9 p.m.; and, Saturday, February 4, beginning at 9 a.m.

Spaghetti Supper

Spreading God's Gifts, a non-profit, interdenominational Christian organization with the will and desire to help those in need, is hosting a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, February 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Buckingham County Middle School.

The menu features spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage-all for a donation to Spreading God's Gifts.

During the evening, Kathy Whatley will be performing those great Patsy Kline songs as well as gospel favorites.

Everyone is welcome. And, you'll be able to enjoy a delicious meal, hear some great music, and support those dedicated SGG volunteers who are diligently working to help others in our community.

For more information about this event or Spreading God's Gifts, call 983-2269.

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., at the Buckingham Agricultural Center, located next to the County Administration Complex.

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/or registration for this informational session, 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. And, the building includes a fully equipped commercial kitchen.

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.

Additionally, 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 .

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center Fund Raiser

So how does $5,000 sound to you? And, how about an evening out that includes a great barbecue dinner, silent auction, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to ensure that youth and adults will continue to enjoy the Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center?

For $75, you'll get a ticket for a raffle that offers a grand prize of $5,000. Additionally, two ticket holders will each win $75; three will win $100; one $250, and another $500.

With your ticket, you'll also be entitled to two admissions to the silent auction and barbecue. Ticket holders may also bring additional guests at $8 per person.

The drawing and festivities will take place on March 10 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. Silent auction begins at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5; and the drawing starts at 6 p.m.

Only 300 tickets are sold so if you want to make sure you get yours, call (434)248-5444, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or, you can stop by the Dental Office of Dr. Wes Saxon to get your tickets.

Getting a Jump on That Spring Cleaning

Gearing up for their annual spring auction, those firefighters at the Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department wanted to give you a heads-up on what to do with all the stuff cluttering up your closets, attic, and garage. They'll be glad to take it off your hands for that auction.

“We need to start collecting new and good used items that people would like to donate,” said Steve Toney. “We will be glad to pick up items or they can be dropped off at the firehouse in the storage building beside the truck bay. So start the spring cleaning early and remember it's for a good cause.”

He added, “We had a great turnout for the Christmas Auction and really appreciated everyone's support.”

To arrange for pick-up, contact any AVFD firefighter or call Steve at (434)581-3002.

Although the auction will probably be around the first of April, the time and date will be announced when finalized.