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Buckingham News

BUCKINGHAM – 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 offer 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.

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.

Historic Buckingham Spring Meeting

On Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m., Historic Buckingham, Inc. will host its spring meeting at Rocky Mount United Methodist.

Featured speaker will be David Spears, Virginia's State Geologist and a resident of Buckingham County.

Spears will present a program on the county's wealth of natural mineral resources from a historical perspective.

After the meeting, refreshments will be served. Rocky Mount UMC is located north of Dillwyn, off Route 15, N. James Madison Hwy, at 348 Rocky Mount Road. For more information, call (434)969-4355 or 969-4304.

BCHS Class of 1972

The Buckingham County High School Class of 1972 will be celebrating the BIG 40 with a reunion on Saturday, June 9.

Plans for this 40th Reunion include a wonderful evening of good food, music, reminiscing, and fellowship.

Unfortunately, the reunion committee is having a difficult time locating quite a few members of the class. If you are a member of the BCHS Class of 72 and have not received information about the reunion, please contact Warren Whitworth at (804)814-0558; John Staton at (434)983-2938; or Diane Boggs Blackburn at (434)983-3152.

Likewise, if you are a parent or relative of a member of the Class of 72 and would like to provide their contact information, please call Warren, John, or Diane.

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.

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.

Mission Day at First Liberty

On Sunday, May 6, First Liberty Baptist Church will observe Mission Day beginning with morning worship at 11:30 a.m.

The Reverend Jessie Woodson-Johnson will be the guest speaker. Reverend Woodson-Johnson, a former member of the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors, is the founding pastor of At the Well Worship Assembly.

The New Hope Baptist Church Choir will provide the music for the worship service.

Organizers encourage all Ladies of the Missionaries to wear white.

After the service, lunch will be provided. First Liberty Baptist Church is located on Route 633 at 1995 Rock Mill Road. The Reverend Dr. J. W. Steed and the First Liberty Family invite everyone to join with them for this special time of worship, praise, thanksgiving and fellowship.

Community Yard Sale

On Friday, May 4, from noon to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to noon, Straight Street is sponsoring a Community Yard Sale at the Straight Street building located on Route 20.

Anyone interested in selling items may rent a 12-foot by 24-foot space for $25. Set-up will be available any evening from Monday, April 30, through Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information about renting a space, call Kathy at (434)983-2403.

DVFD Chicken BBQ

The Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department will be grilling up some of its delicious barbecued chicken on Sunday, May 6.

Chicken will be ready at noon and meals will include one-half chicken, potato salad, baked beans, rolls, beverage, and homemade cake.

Advance tickets are available for $8 at Moss Motor and Foster Tire.

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.

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.

Setting Up a LLC

On Tuesday, May 15, the Buckingham Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting a seminar about Setting Up a LLC.

Two sessions are available, the first will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; and the second from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Featured speakers are James P. Seidl, an estate and tax planning attorney; and, David Wise, an agribusiness and farm insurance specialist.

Please register by May 11 at www.davidwise.com/seminar; by calling David's office at (434)983-8780, ext. 1; or calling the Buckingham Extension Office at (434)4261.

Rain Barrel Workshop

On Monday, May 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Buckingham Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District will host a Rain Barrel Workshop.

Cost will be $30 for each make-you-own barrel or $35 for a pre-made rain barrel. A $5 connector kit used to connect two barrels will also be available. Please note that this will be the last workshop at these prices.

Reserve your barrel(s) by calling the Buckingham Extension Office at (434)969-4261; or email rclaboug@vt.edu. Questions about the rain barrels may be directed to the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District office at 983-SWCD (7923).