Buckingham News

Published 4:17 pm Thursday, March 22, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – The Auxiliary for the Toga Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a night of Cash Bingo on Friday, March 23, at the Toga Firehouse on Route 24. Proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $20. And, food will be available. Please note that no one under 18 will be allowed to play.

Family Game Night at Curdsville Community Center

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It's Family Game Night at the Curdsville Community Center this Friday, March 23, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bring your favorite board game or cards and get ready for a great evening of family-friendly fun and fellowship.

Popcorn and soft drinks will be available. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds will be shared between the Community Center and Madeline's House, a safe house for women and their children.

Curdsville Community Center is located in the old Curdsville School, located on Route 633, Schoolhouse Road, just a short distance off Route 15 at Curdsville.

Willow Branch Performs at Sharon Baptist Church

Sharon Baptist Church will host the award winning bluegrass band, Willow Branch, on Saturday, March 24.

The evening will include soup, chili, and gospel bluegrass. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the concert at 7.

Although there is no admission charge, a love offering will be accepted to support the Sharon Fellowship Hall Building Fund.

“Come join us for good food, good fellowship and great bluegrass,” invited a spokesperson.

Sharon Baptist Church is located at 1620 Sharon Church Road, Route 622. For more information, call 434-983-3320.

Step Show Competition

Buckingham Steppers are hosting a Step Show Competition on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 5 p.m., in the gymnasium at Buckingham County High School. Teams from across the state will be competing.

Admission is $10 for ages eight and up; $5 for ages 4-7; and children 3 and under will be admitted free.

The Easter Tree At Hatcher Baptist Church

The children of Hatcher Baptist Church will present the Easter Tree, a musical drama, on Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m.

“Come and watch as the Easter Tree blooms and the story unfolds to reveal the meaning of Easter in Jesus,” invited a spokesperson. “Prepare for an unforgettable experience.”

Following the presentation, everyone is invited for refreshments and fellowship.

Hatcher Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Route 617, Gravel Hill Road, and Route 622, Trents Mill Road.

Pastor Cameron Cloud and the Hatcher Baptist Church family also extend an invitation to join with them for a special Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m.

Buckingham Greenery Featured on PBS

Buckingham Greenery, Incorporated-Interior Plants, a Buckingham-based business, will be featured in the season premier of Virginia Home Grown. This will begin the program's twelfth season.

According to the PBS schedule, the program will air on Channel 23 on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. The program should also air on the PBS station in Charlottesville, so check your local listings.

Meet and Greet Your Representatives

On Thursday, March 29, from 4 to 6 p.m., Delegate Matt Fariss and Senator Tom Garrett will be at the Buckingham County Farm Bureau Office. A representative for Congressman Robert Hurt also plans to be on hand.

The Buckingham County Farm Bureau invites you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet and talk with your legislators.

Located just west of Sprouses Corner, the Buckingham County Farm Bureau Office is on Route 60 at 16832 W. James Anderson Highway.

Community Yard Sale

Buckingham's Relay for Life is sponsoring a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, March 31, beginning at 8 a.m., in the parking lot of Farmers Bank. The sale will feature crafts, new and used items, baked goods, and more.

All Buckingham Relay for Life Teams may arrange for a free space. Non-relay vendors and sellers may secure a space with a donation of $20 or more, with proceeds benefiting the Relay for Life-Buckingham.

Call Kenny Wood at 315-1197 to arrange for a space.

Relay for Life-Buckingham, is an annual event for the American Cancer Society. This year's Relay is scheduled for May 19.

Bargain Book and Bake Sale

In an effort to help raise money for a new library, the Buckingham County Friends of the Library is sponsoring a Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the VFW Hall on Route 60.

Along with lots of great bargains on a wide variety of books and delicious baked goods, the day will also include entertainment. Plans include storytime for the younger children; music by the Knights of Serenity, which includes choral students at Buckingham County High School and Middle School; and other music.

Got Books?

Okay, it's spring cleaning time and you just read that the Friends of the Library is hosting a book and bake sale as fundraiser for the new library, so why not gather up all those books that are holding those dust bunnies hostage and donate them to the Friends for this sale. Books, along with CDs and DVDs, may be dropped off at the VFW Hall on Friday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

If you have any questions or need more information, call Linda at 983-7026.

Fundraiser for Culinary Arts

The Buckingham CTE Culinary Arts Team that recently won first place in the 9th annual Virginia ProStart Student Invitational restaurant management competition at the University of Mary Washington now has the opportunity to compete in the National ProStart Competition in Baltimore, Maryland.

To help raise money for the trip, a fundraiser will be held at McDonalds on Thursday, March 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. During that time, a portion of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the team.

So, do we want fries and a frappe` with that Big Mac? YES!

4-H Easter Break Field Day

The Buckingham Office of the Virginia Extension Service is hosting a 4-H Easter Break Field Day on Tuesday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Buckingham Agricultural Center.

This fun-filled day for kids, ages five through 13, will feature age appropriate games, activities, prizes, special snacks and much more. Kids will be grouped according to their age.

Please note that participants are responsible for bringing their lunch.

For registration and/or more information call (434)969-4261 or email rclaboug@vt.educ.

Arvon Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, April 1, Arvon Presbyterian Church will resume worship services in its newly constructed sanctuary. This long-awaited day will begin with a Welcoming Fellowship Breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10, and worship at 11.

The historic sanctuary was destroyed by fire in January 2009. Built in 1885, the sanctuary was steeped in history and cherished by generations of parishioners.

Although I haven't seen the new building-but plan a visit in the near future for an article on this congregation's three year journey to rebuild-I am told that the sanctuary that so many held dear to their hearts is back.

Wow, what a wonderful way to usher in the celebration of Easter, a time of rebirth and renewal.

Wanted: Musicians

The Dillwyn 100th Anniversary Committee is searching for area bands who would like to showcase their talent at Buckingham 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. The celebration will officially open with a parade at 10 a.m., Come Home to Dillwyn,

Festivities will take place in Downtown Dillwyn. Plans include arts and crafts, vendors, activities for children and youth, educational and informational exhibits and displays, food, and music.

The covered pavilion at Ellis Acres Memorial Park will be the venue for music and entertainment. Free shuttle bus service will be available throughout the day.

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.

For information on exhibit and display space or participate as a vendor, call Judy Grigg at 315-3446; or request a form at or email buckinghamcountyday@yahoo.com.