Buckingham News

Published 3:46 pm Thursday, November 8, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – The Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, for Buckingham County Elementary School is hosting a Brunswick Stew and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 10, at the new elementary school. Stew will be $7 a quart.

The fundraiser starts at 10 a.m. and all proceeds will benefit the good works of the PTO. So, come on out to the new school, stock up on some great stew, and pick up a cake or two.

Buckingham Elementary School is located at the new Carter G. Woodson Education Complex, on Route 20. For more information about this fundraiser, call (434)505-0000.

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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, the movie, Grace Card, will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7; and kids six years and younger get in free.

This fundraiser will benefit the Samaritan's 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 4-H programming, volunteer development, and 4-H program scholarships for area 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.

Pork BBQ at Welcome Wesleyan

On Saturday, November 10, beginning at 12 noon, Welcome Wesleyan Church is hosting a Pig Pickin'. The menu features BBQ, Cole slaw, baked beans, roll, dessert, and beverage.

You'll be able to dine-in or have your meals prepared for take-out. Cost is a donation to the church's Crisis Benevolence Fund.

Welcome Wesleyan Church is located north of Dillwyn on Route 15 at 26565 N. James Madison Hwy, about one mile north of the Central Virginia Community Health Center.

A Really Big Yard Sale And Bake Sale

Continuing to raise money for its new fellowship hall, Sharon Baptist Church is having a really LARGE Yard Sale on Saturday, November 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at a residence located on Route 20, at 6656 S. Constitution Route.

Inventory includes household items, furniture, eclectic collections and much, much more.

Along with the Yard Sale, there will also be a Bake Sale and HOMEMADE apple butter.

Now, if those great cooks at Sharon will include homemade breads and rolls that will hold up to a good slathering of apple butter, I'll be the first one in line.

This sale will be held rain or shine.

The 66 Books of the Bible

On Sunday, November 11, beginning at 3 p.m., the Pastor Aid Ministry of First Liberty Baptist Church will host The 66 Books of the Bible.

Deacon Oscar T. Holman will serve as narrator. The program will open with Phyllis Tillerson offering a dramatic recitation of The Creation, a poem written by James Weldon Johnson. Music will be provided by the choir of Spreading Oak Baptist Church.

The First Liberty Baptist Church Family invites everyone to join with them for this inspiring and informative program. The church is located on Route 633, Rock Mill Road.

Veterans Day

On Monday, November 12, Buckingham County Primary and Elementary Schools, located on Route 20 at the Carter G. Woodson Education Complex, are joining together to host a program honoring all area veterans

The observance will begin with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program.

To help avoid traffic congestion, the staff is requesting that guests arrive after 8:15 a.m. That way, all of the buses will have cleared the area and you'll be able to park in the bus loop areas.

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., followed by 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.

Thanksgiving Service at Mourners Valley

Mourners Valley Baptist Church will host a Thanksgiving Day Service on Saturday, November 17, at 11 a.m.

The Reverend Mary Alice Eldridge, associate pastor of Baptist Union Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher; and, the Baptist Union Baptist Church Choir and Ushers will serve.

After the service, a Thanksgiving Day meal will be shared and prizes will be given away.

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

Food Bank at Mourners Valley

Please note that the Food Bank at Mourners Valley Baptist Church will not distribute food on Saturday, November 17.

Fun with Foods

Here's a great way for youth ages nine and older to learn how to COOK. Fun with Foods, the ever-popular 4-H program, will be starting on Tuesday, November 13, at the Buckingham Agricultural Center.

Classes will meet from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m., each Tuesday through December 4. Cost is $25. Fee must be paid prior to start of classes. To register or for more information call the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261 or email rcclaboug@vt.edu.

Going Green

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center is offering a Going Green Christmas Camp, December 1-2, for ages five through 13.

Registration for the overnight camp is $55, for early bird registration by November 9; and, $65 after that date. For more information regarding registration, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261.

Hunters' Lunch

On Saturday November 17 and November 24, the Auxiliary of the Toga Volunteer Fire Department will be offering lunch for all hunters.

Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Toga Firehouse, which is located on Route 24.

Menu features slow-cooked beans, cornbread, hot dogs, chips, desserts, and beverages.

So, whether you are hunting for that big buck or gearing up to hunt for Christmas gifts, stop by Toga and enjoy a good lunch for a great cause.

Christmas House Tour

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce is continuing its tradition of sponsoring a Christmas House Tour.

Scheduled for Sunday, December 9, from 4 to 8 p.m., the tour will feature six beautiful homes. The tour will also include a ride-thru the Historic Village at Lee Wayside.

As an extra highlight, during the stop at the home of Marie and Roger Hill, you'll be able to view Roger's classic vehicle collection.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Moss Motor or The Spa, in Dillwyn.