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June 28 – “The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow.”

This is your last week to get your ticket for a chance to win the 32-inch flat screen TV the Prospect Historical Society will be giving away July 3. The proceeds will go to the projects they are working on at this time. Members of the Society have tickets for sale or you may get your ticket(s) at Merk's Place.

Tuesday was the perfect day for the Grand Opening of High Bridge State Park, it was a beautiful day, sun shining, a cool breeze blowing and the temperature had not reached 80 when the ceremony started. Many took a walk across the bridge, some for the first time ever. Among those attending the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton along with many dignitaries.

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary chicken dinner will be Saturday, June 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the firehouse. The meal will include marinated grilled chicken, lima beans, potato salad, coleslaw, bread, tea, lemonade, and dessert. The cost is a donation. Everyone is invited.

Joshua Lindy Redford celebrated his second birthday June 25 with his parents, grandparents and other family members. A Happy Birthday is wished to Joshua.

Darrell Shumaker celebrated his 16th birthday last Saturday at the home of his grandmother Betty Shumaker.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Arrington entertained part of his family; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Noblin, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richardson; and Ruth Garrow from Wednesday to Sunday at their river cabin near the bay.

Last Tuesday Carol Schall and Betty Meadows attended the opening of “Mainly Clay” on Main Street.

Special Blessing of Glenn Memorial Baptist Church met on Monday to make “Care Baskets” Those having fun making the baskets were Mrs. Shirley Mottley, Mrs. Shirley Fulcher, Mrs. Nancy Mottley, Mrs. Jeannette Tarlton, Mrs. Evelyn Shelton, and Mrs. Linda Franklin. Stopping by were Andrew and Aubra Murphy to lead a helping hand. Their help was greatly appreci-ated.

Peggy Kelsey attended the funeral service for Marvin Johnson in New Canton of Friday and then on Sunday she attended the memorial service for Janet Kelsey Vaughan at the Farmville United Methodist Church.

On June 24 Kyle, Jennifer and Joshua Bolt attended a surprise 62nd birthday party for Jennifer's father Vincent Eikmeier in Richmond at the Columbia Center in Henrico. Mrs. Linda Eikermier organized the party for her husband. Karen Honeycutt made two beautiful decorated cakes reflecting Vincent's interest in golfing, bowling and church choir. Over 100 guests were present to wish him a happy birthday and enjoy the DVD and old photos his son Vincent, Jr. put together.

The Prospect Happy Hats enjoyed a “Salad Lunch” June 21 at Edith Vaughan's “Rock Branch.” Following lunch they were treated with a talk from Sgt. Bill Hogan with TRIAD, He gave a most informative talk on things to be aware of in our daily lives. Red Hatters present were: Elise Wilson, Edith Vaughan, Jeannette Tarlton, Margaret Stockton, Pat Smith, Elfrieda Kerns, Joyce Floyd, Edwina Covington, Susan Campbell and Hilda Allen.

On June 23, Mr. and Mrs. Don Derflinger of Crewe hosted a “Family Picnic” for Eastern Star members of the district. Those from the local chapter enjoying the picnic and fellowship were: Judith A. Reynolds, Carolyn Dove, Alice Throckmorton, John and Judy Jamieson, Steve and Shirley Martin, Don and Betty Meadows, and Richard and Margaret Stockton.

Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle invites everyone to Sunday School at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. The Rev. Chuck Klotzberger will be in the pulpit this Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect invites you to come and worship with them every Sun-day; Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. They invite you to join them each week on Wednesday evening for Bible Study for all age groups at 7 p.m. Calvary Chapel-Farmville is located at 45 Simp-son Road in Prospect, two miles west of Dowdy's Corner just off of US 460.

Happy Birthday is wished to all those with a July birthday, your flower is the Larkspur and your Birthstone is the Ruby. Those celebrating in July I know about are: Stephanie Roach (3); Martha Webb (4); Beverly D. Schulz of Glen Allen (5); Wil-son Cook (6); Jennifer Kelsey (7); Bobbie Leatherwood (7); Shirley A. Martin of Cumberland (9); Cathy Kelsey (10); Abby Kelsey (10); Kristin Sadler (10); Larry Derrenbacker of Richmond (10); Evelyn Johnson (11); Lynn Fulcher (13); Lindy Ham-lett (14); Larry Allen (19); Adam Schulz of Glen Allen (19); Bettye Brisentine (21); Marie Adams (21); Tom Young (24); Ju-dith A. Reynolds of Keysville (26); William “Buckie” Fore (29); and Harriett Whinkey of West Virginia (29).

Happy Anniversary is wished to those with an anniversary in July: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Noblin (9) and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Der-renbacker of Richmond (12).

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