Buckingham News

Published 4:25 pm Thursday, February 23, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – Are you ready for BINGO? The Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting an evening of CASH BINGO at the Firehouse this Friday, February 24.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7 p.m.. Admission is $20. Please note that on one under 18 will be allowed to play.

Burgers, homemade fries, desserts and beverages will be available for purchase.

Email newsletter signup

Proceeds benefit the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department. Ya'll come!

Black History Celebration At Fork Union Baptist Church

Fork Union Baptist Church will host its annual celebration of Black History on Sunday, February 26, at 2:30 p.m..

This inspirational program will include two skits along with monologues and gospel music.

“Come out and see what might happen if President Obama met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” shared a spokesperson.

The day will begin with the church's morning worship service at 11 a.m. After the service, a delicious Soul Food Dinner will be served.

Pastor James Harvey and the Fork Union Baptist Church family extend a special invitation to everyone to join with them for this day of worship and celebration.

Fork Union Baptist Church is located on Dixie Hill Road, just off Route 60 at Buckingham Courthouse.

Black History Program at BCHS

The Social Studies Department in conjunction with the Heritage and Culture Club is sponsoring a Black History program on Friday, February 24, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Buckingham County High School.

Featured speaker will be the Reverend Patrick Bland. Guests of Honor include Dr. James Anderson and the BCHS Class of 1969. Everyone is invited to attend.

Point Judith on PBS

Buckingham's Mitch Toney and the Point Judith Band will be featured this week on Virginia Currents. During the filming, the band played two songs, Only a Miracle and No Word from Wendy, both written by Mitch and Big Al Franklin.

PBS will air the program on Channel 23, WCVE, Richmond, on Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 25, at 1 p.m.; and on Channel 57, WCVW, Charlottesville, on Thursday, February 23, at 9:30 p.m., and on Sunday, February 26 at 7:30 p.

Along with Mitch and Big Al other members of Point Judith include Doug Hepler, Laura Coombe and John Glymph.

Youth League Baseball and Softball Registration

Spring sports will be starting soon. Gearing up for the season, the Buckingham Youth League began signups for baseball and softball last Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gene Dixon Sr. Memorial Park. Sign-ups will continue every Saturday, same location and time, through Saturday, March 3.

Programs are available for kids and youth from age four (by May 1) to 19. Registration fee is $55 and is due at sign-up. A reduced fee is available for each additional immediate family member.

Questions should be referred to Jack Stearrett at 390-1299.

Five Crowns of Glory

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Arvonia is hosting Five Crowns of Glory on Sunday, February 26, beginning at 3 p.m. The program will feature five ministers.

Fitness for All

The number of programs available through the Buckingham County Department of Recreation continues to grow. Here's a rundown of some of the current classes and activities available. For more information or registration for any of these programs, please call the Department of Recreation at (434)969-4242; or visit the county's website, www.buckinghamcountyva.org, and click on recreation. Please note that the registration forms are also available on the website.

Gymnastics: Classes for ages 3 to 14 will begin in March at the Nazarene Campground, located on High School Road across from Buckingham Middle School. Cost for the six-week session is $40.

The program offers instruction in floor exercise, balance beam, and basic tumbling. Children will be grouped according to age and skill level.

Classes will be held one night each week, beginning at 6 p.m., 6:40 p.m., and 7:20 p.m., for the different age/skill groups.

Parents will be notified regarding the starting date and time after all registration forms are submitted

Co-Ed Youth Soccer: Sign-ups for Youth Soccer will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Buckingham Agricultural Center. This program is for ages 6 through 14. Cost is $40 with registration before March 15, and $45 after March 15.

Straight Street Banquet

Straight Street-Buckingham will host its annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, March 17, 6 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Dillwyn.

Dinner, catered by Dale Wright and Nancy Eagle, will consist of heavy hors d'oeuvres.

After dinner, Just Us Country Gospel Band will provide a fun-filled, toe-tapping program.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available by calling Michelle at 983-1745, or Kathy at 983-2403.

Hunter Ed Class

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is sponsoring a basic hunter education class at James River State Park on Friday, March 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students should bring their own lunch on Saturday.

Please note that this is the basic hunter education class and NOT the internet-based course.

Now here's the great part, camping will be available that weekend at the park. Prospective students interested in making this a camping and hunter education weekend need to contact the park for reservations and fees for the camping part.

The hunter education course is free but students are asked to pre-register at www.huntfishva.com or by calling (434)983-3242.

The timing of the class makes it an excellent opportunity to get that hunter education requirement completed prior to spring gobbler season.

In Virginia, hunter education is mandatory for 12 to 15 year olds and all first time hunters 16 years of age and older.

Fresh Strawberries

Here's a great way to enjoy a taste of summer. Buckingham County High School's 2012-2013 yearbook staff is conducting a fundraiser that offers fresh Florida strawberries.

Available by the flat, half-flat, and quart, these strawberries will arrive and be ready for pick-up on March 15.

Cost is $26 per flat, $14 per half-flat, and $4 a quart.

Orders and money must be received by February 29. To place an order or for more information, contact Melissa Fulcher at BCHS at 969-6160; or email her at mfulcher@bcpschools.org.

Easter Egg Fundraiser

From now through March 23, B.A.S., Buckingham Active Seniors, is sponsoring a sweet fundraiser that offers confectionary Easter eggs.

These tasty treats are flavored confectionary creations containing a base of powdered sugar, think peanut butter balls, or cream cheese. Then the egg-shaped treat is dipped in a delicious chocolate coating.

B.A.S. is offering a choice of peanut butter, maple, coconut, or chocolate mint for $5 each. A very tasty Black Forest Truffle egg is available for $8.

Pre-orders are now being accepted. To place an order, contact any B.A.S. members or call Winnie Brown at (434)983-2006.

Orders will be available for pickup between Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Buckingham County Administration Building.

All orders must be paid for in advance so act now to reserve these tasty treats for your Easter guests. And, don't forget to order a few for yourself.

After-School Program Interest Survey

Buckingham Recreation Department is considering developing an After-School P.L.A.Y. program. P.L.A.Y., Positive Learning and Adventure for Youth, would consist of a homework helper program followed by structured recreational activities along with personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Children would be able to interact with one another in a safe, positive and nurturing environment.

If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please contact Kristen Queen at 969-4242, or kqueen@ buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov.