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Buckingham News

BUCKINGHAM – 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.

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.

Relay for Life Car Wash

The NFL Club of Cumberland along with the Dillwyn Curves Divas and the Citizens in Action Relay for Life teams are sponsoring a carwash on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Advance Auto in Dillwyn.

You'll be able to get your vehicle professional detailed inside and out for a donation of any amount. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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.

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.

Mourners Valley Baptist

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is hosting a Youth Revival on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m.

The Reverend Joseph Patterson, associate of Petersville Baptist Church in New Canton, will be the guest preacher. The Vision of Jesus Youth Choir from Saint Joy Baptist Church, of Buckingham, will provide the guest music ministry.

Prior to Youth Revival, dinner will be served around 1:30 p.m.

And, speaking of youth, Mourners Valley offers a Youth Bible Study every first and third Thursday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m.

Mourners Valley will host Movie Night, featuring Grace Card, on Friday, May 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is located on Route 20, at 5341 South Constitution Route.

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. By the way, the Ruritans are also selling ten-pound bags of fresh Georgia Vidalia onions for $10 a bag.

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 Dillwyn Centennial. 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 is Come Home to Dillwyn.

Parade entries will line-up in the industrial park. From the intersection of Routes 15 and 20, the parade will follow Route 15 through the town.

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 vendor or exhibit space, call Judy Grigg at 315-3446. Other questions may be directed to 983-2372.

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 the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261.

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).

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.

Parent or relatives of a member of the Class of 72 who would like to provide their contact information are asked to call Warren, John, or Diane.

If You Can Grow Weeds You Can Grow Our Plants

Members of the Buckingham- Dillwyn Garden Club will be at Buckingham County Day with their plant sale featuring locally grown plants and shrubs.

Inventory includes heirloom plants; bushy plants such as the nandina, camellia, and leather leaf mahonia; winter jasmine, and lots of varieties of iris. And, that's just a few of the many offering that include not only outdoor selections but houseplants, too. There will also be a fun selection of whimsical garden creatures.

The prices are right and members of the garden club will be on hand to provide advice on your plantings.

As my leather leaf mahonia continues to grow, this bungling gardener knows first hand that the club's sales slogan, If You Can Grow Weeds, You Can Grow Our Plants, holds true. .

Buckingham Friends of the Library

The Buckingham Friends of the Library will meet on Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Route 60.

Along with usual business matters, the agenda also includes making plans for the Wine and Cheese Gala fundraiser, which will be held this fall.

All friends and prospective friends are encouraged to attend.

Blood Drive

It's gift-giving time. The American Red Cross will be in Dillwyn at Heritage Hall for its Spring Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 16, from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

This visit is sponsored by the Masonic Lodges of the 17th District. For more information and to schedule your donation time, go to www.RedCrossBlood.org.