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Buckingham News

BUCKINGHAM – If it's the first Saturday in August that means it's TOGA Time. Yep, the annual Toga Community Benefit will be this Saturday, August 4, at the Toga Fire Station on Route 24. Music begins at noon and food will be available throughout the afternoon.

This year's fundraiser will include the all-new Toga Rod Run for old and new cars and trucks.

Registration for the Rod Run will begin at 9 a.m., at the Toga Firehouse. Vehicles will leave the firehouse at 10 a.m. for a loop around a portion of the county. When the vehicles arrive back at the firehouse, they will be on display and judged for trophies.

For more information on the Rod Run, contact Jody Hackett at (434)660-1979.

Festivities also includes a Bike Ride with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and bikers heading out at 10. Fee is $10 for single and $15 with rider. After the bikes return to Toga, there will be a Bike Show with trophies.

For more information on the Bike Ride, contact Frankie McCormick at (434)610-0902.

Please note that both the Rod Run and the Bike Ride include prizes and a 50/50.

By the time the vehicles get back to the firehouse, the Toga Annual Benefit will be in full swing with great music, good food, and lots of neighborly goodwill.

All proceeds will go to the Toga Annual Community Benefit Fund, which offers a helping hand to area residents facing an illness or crisis.

Cedar Baptist Homecoming and Revival

Cedar Baptist Church invites everyone to join with them for Homecoming on Sunday, August 5, beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m., and Worship at 11.

After worship, the traditional homecoming luncheon will be shared. Following lunch, an afternoon song service will feature Faithful Praise, from Waynesboro.

Revival services will be held Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, beginning each evening with special music at 7 p.m.

The Reverend Jerry Gray, of Iva, South Carolina, will be the guest speaker for Revival.

Cedar Baptist Church is located on Route 650, Bell Road.

Homecoming at Mt Zion

On Sunday, August 5, Mt Zion Baptist Church, of New Canton, will celebrate Homecoming.

Guest speaker for the morning worship service will be the Reverend Jerry Stewart, a former pastor for Mt. Zion.

Homecoming begins with Sunday school opening exercises at 9:45 a.m., Sunday school at 10, and worship at 11 a.m. Lunch will begin immediately after worship.

Although there will not be an afternoon song service, revival services will be held Monday, August 6 through Wednesday, August 8. Each evening of revival will begin with music from 7 to 7:30 p.m., and the revival service will start at 7:30.

The Reverend Jimmy Dunn will be the featured speaker. Special music Monday night will feature Worm Patterson and All Problems Solved; Tuesday night, the Ownby Sisters with Betty Jo LeSueur; and Wednesday, the choir from First Baptist Church of Dillwyn, led by Jane Dunn, choir director, with Cody Moss at the piano.

All are invited to join in this time of fellowship, worship, and praise. Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located on Route 610, Cartersville Road.

Come Home to Woodland UMC

Woodland United Methodist Church will host Homecoming on August 5, beginning with worship at 11 a.m.

The church's pastor, the Reverend Don Moore will deliver the message for the Homecoming service. After the service, there will be lots of good fellowship and great food.

Revival services will be held Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, at 7:30 p.m. each night. The Reverend Billy Swan will be the revival speaker.

Special music will include Red Clay, with Lindsay Absher and Butch Davis, on Monday; Shelly Kitchen on Tuesday; Glenmore UMC Choir on Wednesday; the James River Cut-Ups, from Shipman, on Thursday; and Second Time Around on Friday.

At the conclusion of Friday night's service, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.

“We are very much looking forward to our Homecoming and Revival and hope to see you there,” shared a spokesperson.

Woodland United Methodist is located on Woodland Church Road, Route 604, four miles off Route 56.

Best Grandma and Grandpa Contest

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce has decided that this year's Best Grandma and Best Grandpa winners will be announced in conjunction with Senior Citizens Day, scheduled for August 25, at Ellis Acres Memorial Park.

Grandparents must be residents of Buckingham County. However, grandchildren, of all ages, who would like to nominate their grandparent or grandparents may reside outside of the county.

The nomination process involves writing a one-page letter stating why the grandchild feels his or her grandparent is the best. Or, the grandchild may want to use a simple form available at Moss Motor Company and the Buckingham Public Library. Entries should be sent to Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 951, Dillwyn, VA 23936. Deadline is August 21, at 5 p.m.

The Kayak Kids

Here's a fantastic opportunity for youth ages eight through 17 to enjoy an afternoon with nature.

Holliday Lake State Park is offering The Kayak Kids, a great half-day adventure that not only provides the basics of kayaking but an enjoyable Friday afternoon on the lake with park interpreters. The program begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

In August, the program will be offered on August 3, 17, and 31.

Advanced registration is required by 12 noon on the Thursday before the respective program date.

For additional information or registration, call the Holliday State Park Office at (434)248-6308; or, hollidaylake@dcr.virginia.gov.

Co-Ed Soccer

Co-Ed Soccer Signups: Registration for ages six through 17, based upon age as of August 1, will be held Aug. 1, 2, behind Dillwyn Primary School, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fee is $40 but will increase to $45 after August 11. Soccer Season for this age group begins August 14.

Registration for ages four and five, based on age as of September 1, will be held August 1, 2, 16, and 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., behind Dillwyn Primary School. Fee is $35 but will increase to $40 after September 1. Soccer Season for this age group begins on August 27.

For more information, please contact either Todd Shumaker or Kristen Queen with the Buckingham County Department of Recreation at 969-4242.

Senior Day

On Saturday, August 25, Buckingham Active Seniors, B.A.S., is planning a fun-filled day for all area seniors and their families at Ellis Acres Memorial Park in Dillwyn.

Featured activities include a Senior Talent Show, interactive demonstrations, programs, and speakers to help educate seniors on important topics that affect them. Moreover, seniors and their families will be able to become more familiar with specific services provided in this area.

Vendors may include health care providers; contractors that may offer discounts, free home maintenance checks, or specialty services for senior's living at home; awareness organizations, financial planners, legal services, insurance providers and similar services.

Although there is no vendor fee, B.A.S. is asking that vendors agree to contribute monetary donations or in-kind items for door prizes. By doing so, vendors will be considered a sponsor and will be included on all advertising material. For more contact Kristen Queen, assistant director of recreation, at (434)969-4242; kqueen@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov.

Hunter Ed

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is gearing up for hunting season by offering Hunter Education classes

The first course is scheduled prior to the start of school, which should be beneficial for younger participants. Classes will be held August 20 through 22, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., each evening, at the Dillwyn Fire Station.

The September class will be held at James River State Park on the weekend of September 21 and 22. Sessions will be held on Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m.; and on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details on this class will be forthcoming.

Registration is available online at www.huntfishva.com. Those who do not have internet access may register by calling (434)983-3242.

School Supplies

Straight Street-Buckingham, Inc. will hold a school supply distribution on Saturday, August 11, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the Straight Street building on Route 20.

Persons interested in picking up supplies on Saturday are encouraged to contact Michelle at 983-1745. Please leave your name and the number of children needing school supplies.

Come Home to Mulberry Grove

On Sunday, August 12, Mulberry Grove Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming and you are invited.

The Reverend Michael Jordan, a former pastor of Mulberry Grove, will be the speaker for the Homecoming Worship Service, which begins at 11 a.m.

Special music will feature Cindy Jones and son Patrick.

After worship, good food and great fellowship will be shared with the traditional homecoming covered dish luncheon in the fellowship hall.

Homecoming ushers in three nights of Revival beginning on Monday, August 13, through Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. each evening.

Monday's service will be led by the Reverend Jimmy Dunn with music by All Problems Solved.

Tuesday's service will offer an evening of worship and praise with a concert by the Reverend Maynard Jones and Family-The Jones Family.

On Wednesday, the Reverend Jeff Cranford will be the featured speaker; with music by Second Time Around.

The Mulberry Grove Baptist Church family invites you to join with them for the fellowship of Homecoming and the renewal of Revival. The church is located on Route 649, Mulberry Grove Road.