Buckingham News

Published 3:31 pm Thursday, March 1, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – Okay all you prospective Youth League baseball and softball players-it's the last call to sign-up to play ball. Yep, this Saturday, March 3, will be the last day to register. Sign-ups will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gene Dixon Sr. Memorial Park.

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.

For more information, call Jack Stearrett at 390-1299.

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Relay for Life Car Wash

The NFL Club of Cumberland is sponsoring a car wash on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Advance Auto Parts in Dillwyn.

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society through the Citizens in Action and Dillwyn Curves Divas Relay for Life teams.

You'll be able to get your vehicle professionally detailed inside and out for a donation of any amount. Not only will you be riding in style but you'll also be helping the fight against cancer.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball will continue through March. This FREE program is held on Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., in the gymnasium at the Nazarene Campground, which is located across from Buckingham County Middle School.

Call 434-969-4242 with any questions or for additional information and registration.

Holiday Lake 4-H Center Fund Raiser

How does winning $5,000 sound to you? And, how about an evening out that includes a great barbecue dinner, silent auc-tion, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to ensure that youth and adults will continue to enjoy the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational 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 drawings start at 6 p.m.

Only 300 tickets are available 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 the April auction.

Items may be dropped off at the firehouse at the storage building beside the truck-bay. Or, to arrange for pick-up, contact any AVFD firefighter or call Steve at (434)581-3002.

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.

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 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 Buck-ingham 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 or-der 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 Learn-ing 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.

Wanted: Musicians

The Dillwyn 100th Anniversary Committee is searching for area bands who would like to showcase their talent at Bucking-ham County Day, Saturday, May 12.

This year, the Buckingham Lions Club, which hosts Buckingham County Day, is partnering with Dillwyn to celebrate the town's centennial anniversary.

Festivities will take place in Dillwyn. Plans include arts and crafts, vendors, activities for children and youth, educational and informational exhibits and displays, food, and music. Ellis Acres Memorial Park will be the venue for music and entertainment. Free shuttle bus service will be available throughout the day.

At 10 a.m., a parade, with the theme Come Home to Dillwyn, will officially open the daylong celebration. The parade will form in the industrial park and proceed from the intersection of Routes 20 and 15 through the Town.

The Dillwyn 100th Anniversary Committee is hoping to provide a variety of music through out the day. Bands or groups who would like to volunteer to perform are asked to call John Staton at 983-2938.

As in the past, proceeds from Buckingham County Day will be used by the Lions Club to continue its service in this commu-nity. The Lions share a portion of the profits with the Arvonia, Dillwyn, Glenmore, and Toga Companies of the Buckingham County Volunteer Fire Department and the Buckingham County Rescue Squad.

Additionally, proceeds help provide eye exams and eye glasses to Buckingham residents who meet the assistance criteria; and support other service projects benefiting this community.

Email: buckinghamcountyday@yahoo.com for vendor forms and information.