Buckingham News

Published 2:52 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BUCKINGHAM – It's auction time for the Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department. On Friday, December 7, beginning at 7 p.m., the firefighters will host their annual Christmas Auction, at the firehouse.

Thus far, the inventory includes a great assortment of new and used items including tools, toys, household items, furniture, and lots of miscellaneous stuff.

Area residents who are sprucing up their houses for the holidays and want to rid their closets, garages, basements, and attics of unwanted items in good condition are reminded that the Arvonia firefighters would appreciate those donations for the auction.

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Just drop items off at the building beside the firehouse or call Steve Toney at (434)581-3002 to arrange for pick-up.

Along with offering an opportunity for good bargains, this auction also provides an evening with neighbors and friends joining together to support a great cause-the AVFD.

Harvest Program

The Missionary Circle of Spreading Oak Baptist Church is sponsoring a Harvest Program on Sunday, November 25, at 3 p.m.

Minister Tamyca Brown, of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville, will be the guest speaker. Mrs. Ruby Gray, of Farmville will provide the music.

Hunters Breakfast

Whether you are hunting for that big buck or just a great breakfast-this meal is for you.

Sharon Baptist Church is hosting a Hunters Breakfast on Saturday, December 1, at the Glenmore Firehouse. Yep, the breakfast is being held at the Glenmore Firehouse.

Breakfast will be served from 6 a.m. until and the menu features sausage biscuits, biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, fried apples, and hot/cold beverages. Cost is a donation to Sharon Baptist Church for the fellowship-hall building fund.

Okay, while I was on the phone with Tommy Joe Steger and writing down this information, that man-of-mine was standing nearby and, with his stomach growling, immediately wanted to know when and where.

So, that's 6 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, at the Glenmore Firehouse, located at 179 Firehouse Road, a short distance from the intersection of 655 and 602, Downtown Glenmore.

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 also includes a ride-thru the Historic Village at Lee Wayside.

This year's tour features the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Chick Childress, Mr. and Mrs. Darren Raynor, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Seay Davis, and Mr. and Mrs. Tim McManus.

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.

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 $65. For more information regarding registration, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261.

DVFD Christmas Dance

The Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary will host their annual Christmas Dance on Saturday, December 1, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Dillwyn Fire Station.

Ten Spot, a band from Virginia Beach, will provide the music for this annual holiday celebration. Admission, which is restricted to those 21 years of age or older, is $30 per couple and $20 for singles.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Buckingham County Annual Community Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 7, at 7 p.m., on the Courthouse Lawn.

This will be the 22nd year for this annual event. The program will include great music, a Christmas story for the kids, a visit by Santa, and all the Christmas spirit you care to experience.

Housewright House and Historic Village

After the tree lighting ceremony, the Housewright House Museum, decked in its Christmas finery, will be open.

Then, on Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9, the Housewright House will be open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Likewise, Historic Buckingham will also open the Historic Village at Lee Wayside on the same Saturday and Sunday schedule.

At the Village, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful period decorations while the kids make holiday arts and crafts. Hot cider and cookies will be provided. And, to help with that Christmas shopping, HBI gift items and books will be available for purchase.

Please note that there is no charge for touring the Housewright House or the Historic Village at Lee Wayside. Of course, donations to help with the upkeep and maintenance of these true gems are always graciously accepted and appreciated.

Dillwyn Christmas Parade

The Town of Dillwyn is hosting its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 15, at 10 a.m. This year's theme is Home for the Holidays.

There is no cost to enter the parade. However, registration is required. To obtain a parade entry form, call the Town Hall at (434)983-2076; or, visit the website, www.dillwynva.org.