Buckingham News

Published 2:03 pm Thursday, May 24, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – On Monday, May 28, beginning at 10 a.m., the Buckingham County Ruritan Club will host its annual Memorial Day Observance at Buckingham County Courthouse. This year marks the 22nd year for this event.

Students from Buckingham County High School will continue their project of presenting biographies of those listed on the War Memorial, which is engraved with the names of Buckingham residents who died while serving in the military during WWI, WWII, Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict.

The project began in 2003 and each year students research five or six of the names on the monument in an effort to compile the biographies on all of those it honors.

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Monday's observance will also feature patriotic music and the ceremonial placement of a wreath at the War Memorial.

Chicken BBQ

The Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department will be grilling up some of its delicious barbecued chicken on Sunday, May 27.

Menu features one-half chicken, Cole slaw, baked beans, roll, dessert, and beverage for $8 per meal.

Chicken will be ready at 2 p.m. and you'll be able to dine on the premises or have your meals packaged for take-out.

Of course, if you decide to eat at the firehouse, along with that great meal you'll also get a huge helping of Arvonia-style fellowship.

Okay, there will be great barbecued chicken and all the fixings served in a friendly atmosphere AND it's for a worthy cause-supporting the AVFD. What part of show me the way do I need to provide? Let's see, that would be 341 Arvon Road.

Women's Day at Mourners Valley Baptist Church

Mourners Valley Baptist Church will be celebrating Women's Day on Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m. The service will focus on the theme I'm Broken but Can be Delivered, based on Luke 13:11; and, will feature a guest preacher and the Zion Baptist Gospel Chorus, of Dillwyn.

Prior to this special service, dinner will be served at approximately 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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

Last Call for BCYL Baseball and Softball Signups

Youth ages 13 through 18 interested in playing baseball and/or softball are encouraged to signup now because registration ends this weekend.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Gene Dixon Sr. Memorial Park concession stand.

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.

BCHS Class of 92

The Buckingham County High School Class of 1992 will be celebrating its 20th Reunion on Saturday, August 4, from 6 to 11 p.m., at the Dillwyn Rescue Squad Building. Plans include an evening of good food, music, and lots of reminiscing.

Unfortunately, the reunion committee is having difficulty locating quite a few members of the class.

Members of the BCHS Class of 1992 who have not received information about the reunion are asked to contact Felicia Spradley Myles at (434)547-0139; Melissa Adcock Bradley, (434)664-8905; Tiffany Atkins Spillman, (434)391-4583; or Amy Call Innamorato, (434)987-1414.

Likewise, parents or relatives of members of the Class of 1992 who would like to provide the contact information are asked to call Felicia, Melissa, Tiffany, or Amy.

Upward Soccer Camp

Maysville Baptist Church is hosting an Upward Soccer Camp beginning on June 18 through June 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

This camp is open to boys and girls in the first through sixth grade, based on the 2012-13 school year.

For more information visit www.maysvillebaptist.com and click on ministries.

Spaghetti Dinner at Browns Chapel

Browns Chapel United Methodist Church, Route 617, Gravel Hill Road, is hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the church.

Proceeds will benefit Buck Scruggs to help with medical expenses.

Although there is no set price for the meal, donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call (434) 983-2587.

Spreading God's Gifts Fundraiser

Spreading God's Gifts, a non profit organization that helps those in need, is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, June 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Dillwyn

The late afternoon event will feature a BBQ dinner with Cole slaw, baked beans, chips, beverage, and dessert. Dinners will be available for take out or you can enjoy your meal at the church while listening to some great gospel music by Second Time Around, featuring Tommy Moore and Bob Estes.

Cost of the meal is a donation to help with the continuing good works of Spreading God's Gift. For more information, call (434)983-2269.

Dr. Seuss's Cloverbud Camp

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center is hosting Cloverbud Camp, a mini-camping experience for five to eight year-olds.

The overnight camp is scheduled for June 15-17 and space is still available.

Cloverbud Camp is designed to introduce children to the 4-H camping experience. There will be a trained volunteer leader for every five campers and a licensed E.M.T. will be in attendance during the entire weekend.

Cost is $85 for a weekend of fun-filled classes and activities, singing, swim time, game time, evening programs and a campfire.

For more information and registration, call the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261.

Chicken BBQ at Glenmore VFD

Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department will host a Chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 10. The menu features one-half chicken, two sides, roll, beverage, and dessert, for an $8 donation per meal.

The chicken will be ready at 12 noon and meals can be eaten at the firehouse or packaged for take-out. On the day of the BBQ, orders may be phoned in after 10 a.m. by calling the firehouse's non-emergency number, 969-2317.

Buckingham County Day

A photo gallery featuring Buckingham County Day, which celebrated Dillwyn's 100th Birthday, is available on The Herald's website, www.farmvilleherald.com.

Mahogany and Mink

Historic Buckingham Incorporated is hosting Mahogany and Mink, a fine antiques, artifacts and collectibles swap and sale, on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside.

Admission will be a $5 per person donation to the Historic Village for its building projects. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. Food and beverages will be available.

Spaces for vendors are $15 for non-HBI members and free to HBI members. Vendors will need to provide their own tables and tents. There is limited indoor space. For more information or to reserve a vendor space, contact Melissa Headley-Smith at (434) 933-8132 or (434) 664-8771.