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Buckingham News

BUCKINGHAM – Ellis Acres Memorial Park and Buckingham Active Seniors, an organization sponsored by the Buckingham County Department of Recreation, invite everyone to join with them to celebrate Earth Day, on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Ellis Acres.

According to Kristen Queen, assistant director of the department of recreation, although the forecast is calling for intermittent showers, the Earth Day Celebration is still on tap in spite of the predictions.

The To Do List includes general clean up; raking leaves, clearing brush and debris throughout the park; mulching, planting, and installation of new flower garden areas; clearing the paths along the walking trail; and collecting trash along the ditch lines.

Moreover, EAMP has designated an area in the park for the construction of a Bird and Butterfly Garden for the Buckingham Active Seniors. So help is needed to work with members of B.A.S. to plant the garden.

Benefit for the Family of Mike Gowin

A benefit for the family of Mike Gowin will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Dillwyn Rescue Squad Building.

Activities will include live music, games, face painting, food, baked goods, and a 50/50 raffle.

Proceeds will be used to help offset the expenses incurred during Mike's battle with cancer.

Prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to Mike's family during this difficult time.

Usher's Celebration

Spreading Oak Baptist Church in Arvonia is hosting an Usher's Celebration on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. All ushers are asked to come in uniform. Everyone is invited.

PROJECT iCARE

On Saturday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m. until, Buckingham Baptist Church is hosting a kick-off event at the church for its Project iCARE.

Project iCARE is an anti-bullying campaign. The campaign offers awareness about bullying, teaches prevention, and provides resources and support to youth in the community.

This kick-off event will include activities, games, food and worship. Speakers will include Pastor Doug Adams. And, McGruff, the Crime Prevention Dog, says he wants to be there, too.

Live music will be performed by Strike the Rock, a praise and worship band from Richmond.

Buckingham Baptist Church is located on north of Dillwyn on Route 15 in Gold Hill. Everyone is invited.

EAMP Golf Tournament

Ellis Acres Memorial Park is hosting its annual EAMP Fundraising Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 19, at The Manor Resort and Golf Club, located at 3463 Farmville Road in Farmville.

This Captain's Choice tournament has a tee time of 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $260 per team of four or $65 per person. There is a 25 team limit so please register ASAP.

Contact Frank Braxton at (434)983-2302 or Daniel Davis at (434)315-3124 for more information or registration.

Organizations or individuals are encouraged to sponsor a hole for $100. Contributions are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a professionally painted sign posted at one of the holes.

Send sponsorship contributions and registrations to Ellis Acres Memorial Park, Inc., P. O. Box 363, Dillwyn, VA 23936.

EAMP is a multi-use facility offering a huge covered pavilion, community and conference center with a commercial kitchen, walking trails, gardens, and a wealth of history. For more information about EAMP or to inquire about rental of any of the park's facilities, call (434)983-5600.

Rabies Clinic

Buckingham County Health Department and the Buckingham County Animal Control Office are sponsoring a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Buckingham County Middle School.

Cost is $6 per dog or cat rabies vaccination. Dr. Elizabeth G. Hazelgrove will be the attending veterinarian.

Please note that all cats must be restrained by cage or crate.

Virginia law REQUIRES rabies inoculation of all dogs and domesticated cats four months of age and older.

Mt. Tabor Yard/Bake Sale

Folks at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church are gearing up for a Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m. until.

Along with lots of great bargains and baked goods, the kitchen crew will be serving breakfast and lunch.

Proceeds will help with the church's operating expenses. Mt. Tabor UMC is located on Route 56, South James River Highway.

Pancakes at Curdsville

In honor of Mother's Day, the Curdsville Community Center is hosting a Pancake Supper on Friday, May 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Community Center.

Cost for the meal is $6 for adults; $4 for children ages six to 12. Children age five and under get to eat free.

The Curdsville Community Center is located in the old Curdsville School on Route 633, School Road.

BCYL Baseball and Softball Signups

Youth ages 13 through 18 who are interested in playing baseball and/or softball are encouraged to signup now through May 25.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Gene Dixon Sr. Memorial Park concession stand any weekend up to May 25.

With games starting in early May for youth age 13 and 14, it is especially important for these prospective players to sign up NOW in order for practices to commence.

Registration cost is $55 per player and is due at the time of registration.

Area businesses, organizations, and individuals, please note that team sponsorships are available at a cost of $200 per team.

Questions or requests for more information about baseball may be directed to Joe Chandler at 969-1788; and, for softball, Tommy Currier at 983-9253.

Boston Butts and Onions

Buckingham County Ruritans will be cooking some of their famous Boston Butts on Friday, May 11. The butts will be sold for $25 each and will be ready for pick-up from 6 to 7 p.m. at Curves of Dillwyn, on Route 15.

Orders must be placed by Friday, May 5. To place an order, call Bob Saxon at (434)969-4360; P. W. Kitchen at (434)969-1276; or Donna McRae Jones at (434)983-7386.

The Ruritans are also selling ten-pound bags of fresh Georgia Vidalia onions for $10 a bag.

Proceeds support the ongoing community service projects of the Buckingham County Ruritan Club.

BC Day Celebrates Dillwyn's 100th Anniversary

On Saturday, May 12, the Buckingham Lions Club, which hosts Buckingham County Day, is partnering with Dillwyn's 100th Anniversary Committee to celebrate the town's centennial anniversary. So, rather than its usual location behind BCHS, Buckingham County Day will take place in the Town of Dillwyn.

Although vendors and displays will be open at 9 a.m., the celebration will officially start with a parade at 10 a.m. The theme for the parade, which is being handled by the 100th Anniversary Committee, is Come Home to Dillwyn.

The daylong festival will 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 great music and entertainment. Free shuttle bus service will be available throughout the day from parking areas to mid-town and Ellis Acres.

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

Parade entry forms are available on the town's website at www.dillwynva.org; or by calling the Town Hall at 983-2076 and leaving your name and address.

Laptop and More

The Buckingham Public Library Board is sponsoring a raffle offering an Acer Aspire 15″ Pentium laptop computer as the grand prize; a Kindle Fire as the second prize; and $100 cash as the third prize.

Tickets are $10 but only 300 are available. The drawing will be held at the library on Buckingham County Day, May 12, at 1 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds will benefit the library building fund. Tickets are available at the library or by contacting any library board member.