Buckingham News

Published 4:18 pm Thursday, February 28, 2013

BUCKINGHAM – If your vehicle is as muddied-up as mine, you'll appreciate this announcement about the Relay for Life Car Wash.

The Never Forget Life, NFL, Club of Cumberland will be professionally detailing vehicles inside and out for a donation of any amount on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Advance Auto Parts on Route 15 in Dillwyn.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Buckingham.

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Valentine's Banquet Rescheduled

The Buckingham 4-H Valentine/Love-a-Volunteer Banquet is this Friday, March 1, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Agricultural Center next to the County Administration Complex on Route 60.

Menu features spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage, and HOMEMADE desserts. Funds raised support 4-H programming and adult volunteer training and recognition. The meal will be prepared by ELC members and served by 4-H teen leaders.

Advance tickets are $6 per plate or $10 per couple. At the door, tickets will be $7 per plate or $13 per couple. Children eight and under eat for $5 per plate.

Bring your sweetheart, bring a friend, and bring the family. And, why not gift that person that has done something special for you or others with a ticket for this dinner. Tickets are available at the Buckingham Extension Office. For more information, call the office at (434)969-4261.

World Day of Prayer

In an effort to encourage participation in the World Day of Prayer, Rocky Mount United Methodist Church will be open on Friday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

At 7 p.m., a short service is planned. Following the service, light refreshments will be shared.

This year's theme focuses on Matthew 25:35, “I was a stranger and you took me in.” And, in that spirit, everyone is welcome.

Rocky Mount UMC is located approximately three miles north of Dillwyn, just off Route 15, on Rocky Mount Road, Route 669.

BCYL Baseball and Softball Sign-Ups

Last call for youth ages four through 18 (based on age prior to May 1) to sign-up for the Buckingham County Youth League Baseball and Softball programs. Cost is $55 per child.

Sign-ups will be held at Gene Dixon Park on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sign-ups at Buckingham County Middle School will be available on March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The last day to sign-up is March 2. To download a registration form, visit the county website, www.buckinghamcountyva.


Scouting for Spaghetti

Boy Scout Troop 6535 is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday March 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Buckingham Arts Center, on Route 60.

The menu features spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets purchased in advance will be $5; and, $6 at the door. Meals can be enjoyed at the Arts Center or prepared for takeout. Tickets are available from the scouts and leaders of Troop 6535.

An Evening with Cody

On Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Dillwyn will host An Evening with Cody featuring the exceptional musical talent of Cody Moss. From contemporary to classical and Bach to rock, the evening promises to be a joy as Cody shares his love of music with the help of the church's new piano.

A reception will follow the concert. Although there is no admission fee, donations to help pay for the new piano will be gratefully accepted. And, CDs will be available.

Everyone is welcome. First Baptist Church is located on Route 15 in the Town of Dillwyn.

Spay and Neuter Services

The Central Virginia Humane Society-SPCA is on the receiving end of a grant from the Beath Foundation to help provide spay and neutering for dogs and cats at $10 each. Please note that if the animal does not have certification of a current rabies vaccination, there will be an additional $10 fee for that vaccination.

Due to the overwhelming response, the Beath Foundation has extended its grant funding through the end of March. To schedule pets at this subsidized rate, call Sandra Everson-Jones at (434)983-7387.

The animals must be brought to the CVAHS-SPCA Center the night before their scheduled appointment. Then, on the morning of the procedure, the animals are transported to the Jessica Beath Clinic, a spay/neuter clinic located at the Farrington Firehouse in Ashland. Later in the afternoon, they are picked up and brought back to the CVAHS-SPCA Center, which is located off Route 20, at 899 Buffalo Road.

Volunteers to help with this and other CVAHS-SPCA programs are needed. Moreover, because the CVAHS-SPCA cannot accept animals at the facility, the organization is also looking for volunteers willing to provide foster homes for rescues. For more information, call Sandra at (434)983-7387. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to CVAHS-SPCA, P. O. Box 429, Dillwyn, VA 23936.

$5,000 First Prize

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center's annual $5,000 Raffle Drawing and BBQ Dinner is set for Saturday, March 9, at the Center. The Silent Auction begins at 4:30 p.m. and the BBQ will be served at 5 p.m. Then, at 6 p.m., the drawings begin for the MONEY.

Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $75 and each ticket entitles its holder to two admissions to the Silent Auction, BBQ, and one chance for a monetary prize. However, you do not have to be present to win.

For more information, call the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center at (434)248-5444 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Locally, raffle tickets are available at the dental offices of Dr. Wes Saxon, on Route 15 near Sprouses Corner.

Straight Street Fundraiser

On Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m., Straight Street will host its annual banquet, which is the organization's major fundraiser for its building fund.

The event, which will be held at First Baptist Church of Dillwyn, features music by the Jones Family and food catered by Dale Wright and Nancy Eagle.

Tickets are $20 per person. Only 120 tickets will be sold. Those who purchase their tickets by March 9 will have their names entered in a drawing for a $100 gas card. There will also be drawings for other door prizes.

Mark your calendars now and plan to join in for an evening of good food, fellowship, and praise. For ticket information, contact Kathy at 983-2403.

Spring Cleaning?

When you gear-up for that spring cleaning, keep in mind that Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department is eagerly accepting items for its Spring Auction, which will be held in April

Items may be dropped off at the Arvonia Firehouse. Please place items in the storage building next to the main truck building or call any Arvonia firefighter to arrange for pickup. Don't know one? Then, call Steve Toney at 581-3002.

Concert at Welcome Wesleyan

Jason Burton will perform in concert at Welcome Wesleyan Church on Sunday, March 10, at 11 a.m. The church is located on Route 15 North, and everyone is invited.

According to a spokesperson for the church, the musical gifts of Jason and his wife Kristi are obvious from the start of their concert. She added, “But the real ministry is found simply in the presence of the Lord that goes with them.”

For more information about Jason, visit his website at www.jasonburtonmusic.com.

Carter G. Woodson High School Reunion

If you attended Carter G. Woodson High School, here's an event you won't want to miss.

The 2013 Reunion for Carter G. Woodson High School is scheduled for July 5, 6, and 7, at Ellis Acres Memorial Park, the site of the historic Buckingham Training School Campus.

“An exciting time is planned for this three-day casual outdoor affair,” shared a spokesperson.

Cost for the three-day event is $75 per adult; and $15 for youth ages six through 13. Children five years and under will be admitted free.

If you are interested in attending or need more information, contact Edmonia at (434)581-1847.

Buckingham County Day

Although the Buckingham County Lions Club is unable to host Buckingham County Day this year, one of its members, Judy Grigg, is willing and eager to work with any civic/service organizations that would be interested in carrying on this community tradition.

Grigg, who has played an instrumental role in organizing and coordinating the event is well versed in every aspect of the planning and, like other members of the Lions Club, is hopeful the tradition of this countywide celebration will continue. To contact Judy, call her at (434) 315-3446.

Growing Opportunity

Old Dominion Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. and FDC Enterprises, Inc. will be presenting “Growing” Opportunity for Farmers on Wednesday, March 6, at 6 p.m., at the Heartland Regional Business Park on Hwy. 360, Keysville, Virginia.

This program will focus on how to utilize your land to grow native grasses to supply the fuel processing facility in Nottoway County.

Refreshments and door prizes will be available; and registration is free. Register by March 5 at olddominionrcd@gmail.com; or (434)547-0540.

4-H Learn by Doing

On Fridays March 15, 22, and April 12 and 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., youth ages five through 13 have the opportunity to Learn by Doing at the Buckingham Agricultural Center.

Learn by Doing is a hands-on program affording youth an opportunity to develop self-discipline while making various take-home projects. The Learn by Doing projects include basket weaving, making art with paper, creating a tote, and other fun activities.

Cost is $20 and registration is available by contacting the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261; or email rclaboug@vt.edu.