Buckingham News

Published 2:55 pm Thursday, October 25, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – Smyrna United Methodist Church is celebrating Homecoming on Sunday, October 28, beginning with worship at 11:15 a.m.

The Reverend John Flood, the church's pastor, will lead the service and offer the homecoming message.

After worship, the wonderful fellowship and delicious food of the traditional Homecoming Luncheon will be shared.

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Pastor Flood and the Smyrna UMC family invite you to Come Home to Smyrna on this very special day.

Pancake Supper

The Curdsville Community Center is hosting a Pancake Supper on Friday, October 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 12; $4 for ages six to 12; and, children under the age of six get their pancakes FREE.

Curdsville Community Center is conveniently located off Route 15 on Route 633, School Road.

Turkey Shoot at Glenmore

Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Turkey Shoot on Friday, October 26, from 7 p.m. until, at the Glenmore Fire House, 179 Firehouse Road. All proceeds benefit the Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department.

Prizes include assorted meats and money rounds. And, concessions will be available with hot dogs, French fries, chips, soft drinks, coffee, and hot chocolate.

Please note that only 12 gauge shotguns may be used. No sleeve guns allowed and barrels will be checked before each round to verify cylinder size.

Glenmore UMC Hosts Harvest Festival

Glenmore United Methodist Church is hosting its Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27, beginning at 3 p.m.

The afternoon will include food, games, cakewalks, and hayrides.

For those who would like to wear their Halloween costumes, please do so. Prizes will be awarded.

All food and activities are being provided by the church.

The Glenmore UMC Family invites you to join them for a great day of fun and fellowship while enjoying the beauty of the Fall Season.

So gather up your family and friends and head out to Glenmore UMC, located on Route 602, Howardsville Road, just north of Downtown Glenmore.

Howl-O-Ween Bake Sale

In their continuing effort to raise funds to cover programs and renovations at the Beath Animal Shelter, the Central Virginia Area Humane Society and SPCA is having a Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in front of Farmer's Foods, in Dillwyn.

Along with some delicious baked goods, board members are going to be face-painted as dogs and cats and, for a donation to the CVAHS and SPCA, will pose with children of all ages for digital photographs. In turn, the photos will be emailed to a specified address.

Anyone who would like to help this worthy cause by donating baked goods may bring them on the morning of the sale or call (434)983-7387. Likewise, if you want to find out more about CVAHS and SPCA, give that same number a call.

Fall Festival at Maysville Baptist Church

On Saturday, October 27, at 5 p.m., Maysville Baptist Church is sponsoring its annual Fall Festival, hosted by Herb and Nancy Maxey at 93 Village Lane, located off Route 60.

The festival will include dinner, a costume contest (non-scary costumes, please), hayrides, corn hole, cotton candy, popcorn, and candy.

Everyone is invited and don't forget to bring your lawn chairs. For more information, call Maysville Baptist Church at 969-4657.

Spooky Hollow Drive-Thru

Historic Buckingham, Inc. is continuing its Halloween tradition of hosting the Spooky Hollow Drive Thru at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside.

This year's Drive-Thru is planned for Saturday, October 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission will be a donation of $10 per car.

The Jefferson Brothers

The book focuses on Captain Randolph Jefferson, who made his home here in Buckingham at Snowden. Additionally, Yeck offers a different perspective on Thomas in his role as big brother to Randolph.

Light refreshments will be served. Maysville Presbyterian Church is located on Route 60 just west of Buckingham Courthouse at 12945 W. James Anderson Highway. For more information, call (434)969-3292 or 969-4355.

Curious Corner Store

The chill in the air signals that it's almost time for the Curious Corner Store, the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Woman's Club of Buckingham County.

The grand opening is Friday, November 2 and the store will also be open November 3, 5, 6, and 7, from 8:30 to 4:30 each day. As it has in the past, Curious Corner Store will be located at the VFW Hall on Route 60.

This year marks the 32nd year for the Curious Corner Store, a weeklong project that offers used clothing in good condition and lots of miscellaneous household items that members have gleaned from their attics, garages, and closets.

The inventory also includes Rada Knives, fresh pecans from Georgia, and homemade baked goods. You will also be able to order natural evergreen Christmas wreaths for the holidays.

Great lunches will be prepared by WCBC members and served each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Curious Corner Store features something for everyone-at a great bargain. And the best part is that the money you spend at Curious Corner Store helps fund the service projects of the WCBC.

Yard Sale and Breakfast at Mt. Tabor UMC

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church is having a Yard Sale and Breakfast on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 7 a.m.

Along with some great bargains, you'll be able to enjoy a great breakfast.

Proceeds will be used for the church's ongoing expenses. Mount Tabor UMC is located on Route 56, James River Highway.


Ed Dike, BCHS activities director, has come up with a great idea to raise money for athletics. On Saturday, November 3, the BCHS Athletic Department will host its first Buckfest

Described as a Buckingham County Festival, Buckfest 2012 will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Vendor spaces are available in the bus loop parking lot and the adjoining field for $15 each.

Vendor space is open for yard sales, arts and crafts, or food. Additionally, Dike has arranged for someone to print T-shirts on-site and has secured a kettle corn and funnel cake vendor with a bounce house.

This event offers a great way for the community and the school system to come together to support our youth.

For more information or to reserve a space contact Dike at (434)969-6160, or email him at edike@bcpschools.org.

Auction at Browns Chapel

On Saturday, November 3, at 10 a.m., Browns Chapel United Methodist Church is having an auction to help raise funds for the church's new sign.

Auctioneer Bill Talbert, of Francisco Auction Company, is donating his services for this fundraiser. And, along with raising funds, the morning promises to be fun-filled.

Church members have donated lots and lots of stuff so there is a great inventory of items to be auctioned. And, there will also be some great baked goods that will be placed on the auction block. Of course, food and beverages will be available.

Browns Chapel UMC is located north of Dillwyn, on Gravel Hill Road, Route 617.

World Day of Prayer

On Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Dillwyn, in a combined effort with area churches, will host the World Day of Prayer program.

The theme continues to be In Step with the Spirit through the Fruit of the Spirit JOY. This year's focus is on Asia and some of the challenges faced each day by the people living there and how they can be aware of the joy found in the Holy Spirit.

Come and learn about these issues and join in prayer for them. There will also be a special time of prayer for the upcoming election. All are welcome.

Dinner and Movie Night at Centenary UMC

Centenary United Methodist Church will host a Family Dinner and Movie Night on Friday, November 9.

Dinner, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., features a Taco Bar. Then, at 7:30 the movie Grace Card at 6:30 and the movie, Grace Card, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7.00, with kids six years and younger free.

This fundraiser will benefit the Samaritan Purse Christmas Child Shoe Box ministry as well as other Christmas outreach projects. Centenary UMC is located at 12247 S Constitution Rte (Route 20), Scottsville. Please call 434-286-3379 for additional information.

Buckingham 4-H Hosts BBQ

Here's a great way to enjoy some delicious BBQ while supporting the 4-H programming, volunteer development, and 4-H program scholarships for are youth in financial need.

The BBQ, planned for Friday, November 9, will feature chopped pork for $8 per pound; Boston butts for $30 each, whole loin for $40 each, half-loin $25 each, Myer's Recipe BBQ sauce for $5 per pint, and mild BBQ sauce for $5 per pint.

The BBQ will be ready for pick-up between 3:30 and 6 p.m. at the Buckingham Extension Office. Please contact the Buckingham Extension Office at 434-969-4261 to place orders.

Knight's Quest College Night

Parents and students are invited to Buckingham County High School's annual Knight's Quest College Night, sponsored by the ECMC Foundation, on Tuesday, November 13.

The evening will begin with pizza and beverages at 6 p.m., with activities scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sessions will include How Going to College Can Change Your Life, Paying for College, and Scholarship Searches and Scams.

Participating students will have the opportunity to win one of four $500 scholarships for college from the ECMC Foundation.

Because this event is an excellent opportunity to begin preparing for the college admission process, students of all grade levels and their parents are encouraged to attend.