Buckingham News

Published 4:12 pm Thursday, April 11, 2013

BUCKINGHAM – The Buckingham Woman's Club is hosting its annual tree giveaway on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beside Robertson's Auto Sales, located just north of Sprouses Corner at 14844 North James Madison Highway.

Each year, the WCBC Conservation Department sponsors this giveaway in an effort to fulfill its goal to “promote education and planting of native trees by distributing free tree seedlings to Buckingham County residents.”

Not only will these free trees and shrubs improve your landscape but also they will provide food and cover for birds and animals.

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Although some of this year's offerings may not be native to the United States, they are suitable to conditions here in Buckingham County.

Planting and care instructions will be provided with the trees, which are in the one and one-half to three foot size range.

Varieties will include flowering crabapple, redbud, silky dogwood, Chickasaw plum, common apple, Serbian spruce, gingko, red maple, and Chinese chestnut.

The WCBC is able to offer the plants in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry and Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company.

Quantities are limited so you'll want to be there early for the best selection.

Spaghetti with Music

Spreading God's Gifts, a non-profit, interdenominational organization that offers a helping hand in numerous ways to area residents, is having a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist Church, in Dillwyn.

The menu features spaghetti with all the trimmings, dessert, and beverage.

Along with the delicious dinner, Smokey Wilson will be on hand for some great music.

Cost is a donation to Spreading God's Gifts. Everyone is welcome!

Bake Sale

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is having a Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 13, in the parking lot of Farmer's Foods in Dillwyn. The sale will start at 6 a.m.

Chamber Meeting

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce will meet on Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Dillwyn Rescue Squad Building. This month's meal will feature a baked potato bar with salad and rolls. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at 983-2372.

Featured speaker will be Ed Hearn, President of the Buckingham County Volunteer Rescue Squad, who will share information about the BCVRS and its operations.

Rain Barrel Workshop

The Buckingham Extension Office and the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District are offering a Rain Barrel Workshop on Friday, April 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Buckingham Agricultural Center, located next to the County Administration Complex on Route 60.

Cost is $30 for each barrel kit; $35 for each pre-made barrel; and $5 for each connector kit for use in connecting two barrels.

Reserve your barrel or barrels by calling the Buckingham Extension Office at (434)969-4261.

Questions may be directed to the Buckingham Extension Office or the PFSWCD at (434)983-SWCD (7923).

Sharon Baptist Church Yard and Bake Sale

Sharon Baptist Church is hosting a Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church.

This fundraiser, which benefits the church's Fellowship Hall Fund, will be held rain or shine.

Organizers say that there is something for everyone at this sale. Along with all of the great bargains on all kinds of STUFF, there will be delicious baked goods and also a raffle featuring the book “The Jefferson Brothers” by Joanne Yeck, a Wal-Mart gift certificate, and a handmade afghan.

The drawing for the raffle will be held after the sale and you need not be present to win. Tickets for the raffle are available from any member of the church.

Sharon Baptist Church is located halfway between Dillwyn and Scottsville, off Route 20 on Route 622 at 1627 Sharon Church Road.

Hispanic Community Day

The James River Baptist Association is hosting Hispanic Community Day on Saturday, April 20, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Arvon Baptist Church.

Festivities include soccer, corn hole, children's game, carriage rides, music, food and a message.

EVERYONE is invited to attend and be blessed by the activities and the fellowship.

Arvon Baptist Church is located on Route 15.

Kabin Kritters Return to Hatcher Baptist Church

On Sunday, April 21, at 6 p.m., those fun-loving but spirit-filled puppets, the Kabin Kritters, will be performing at Hatcher Baptist Church.

One of the stipulations set forth in their contract was that refreshments be served following the performance-and the Kritters prevailed.

However, the Kritters aren't the only ones involved in this program. There will be music by the Knob Hill Quartet, Mr. Quimper and others; special music by the children, and two skits, Henry and Doris Go to the Mission Convention and Adam Names the Animals.

Everyone is invited to a great evening for kids of all ages. Hatcher Baptist Church is located near the intersection of Route 622, Trents Mill Road, and Route 617, Gravel Hill Road, at the Buckingham and Cumberland line.

Pastor Appreciation

Sunday, April 21 will be a special day at Mourners Valley Baptist Church.

Following the 11:30 a.m. morning worship, led by the church's pastor, the Reverend Charles E. Simms, a dinner will be served at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Then, at 3 p.m., Mourners Valley Baptist Church will host an Appreciation Service for Pastor and Lady Simms.

The Reverend Archie German, interim pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Petersburg, will be the guest preacher and the church's choir and ushers will serve.

Everyone is invited to Mourners Valley for morning worship, sharing a meal together, and then honoring Pastor and Lady Simms.

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is located on Route 20 at South Constitution Route.

Setting up A LLC

On Tuesday, April 23, the Buckingham Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting a free seminar on Setting up a LLC (Limited Liability Company): Considerations for Farm and Small Business Owners.

The seminar will be held in Agricultural Center next to the County Administration Complex on Route 60.

Featured speakers include James P. Seidl, Estate and Tax Planning Attorney, and David Wise, Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist.

Two sessions will be available. The first session is from 3 to 5 p.m. and the second from 7 to 9 p.m.

Please register by April 17. Call the B'ham Extension Office at (434)969-4261.

Earth Day Celebration

Ellis Acres Memorial Park is again hosting an Earth Day Celebration at the park. On Wednesday, April 24, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., individuals and organizations are invited to celebrate the creations of Mother Nature and help beautify the Earth at Ellis Acres.

According to Wil Dean, the tasks for the day include enhancing the walking/jogging trail; cleaning-up the wooded areas; and mulching the planted areas.

Ellis Acres Memorial Park is located on the site of the Buckingham Training School at 245 Camden Street in Dillwyn. Everyone is invited!

Dillwyn Clean Yard Contest

This year, the Town of Dillwyn is taking a different approach to its annual Clean Yard Contest. The Clean Yard Committee, made up of members of town council, will be on the lookout for this year's winners. So, town residents and business owners will not have to submit applications and pictures. All they need to do is spruce up their yards and wave at those council members as they walk or ride by.

Four winning properties will be selected and awarded cash prizes of $25 each. There will also be certificates of appreciation awarded to yards deserving honorable mention.

Dillwyn residents will be receiving more details on this year's Clean Yard Campaign in their spring edition of the town's quarterly newsletter.

CVCS Golf Tournament

The eighth annual Central Virginia Christian School Golf Tournament is set for May 11 at the Farmville Municipal Golf Course.

This is a Captain's Choice Tournament. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and cash prizes awarded to the top three teams. Sign up by calling CVCS at 983-4810. The cost per team is $220.

Proceeds from this CVCS fundraiser benefit the school's scholarship fund, which assists families who are struggling financially.

Karate Aerobics

Buckingham County Recreation Department has arranged for a Karate Aerobics Class beginning on April 24. The six-week class will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., through June 5. However, there will not be a class on May 15.

This aerobics class will be using karate moves for its exercises thus offering a fun and energetic way to burn calories while improving muscle tone, coordination, balance, and flexibility. The class is open to ages 14 and up.

Cost is $25. All registration forms and fees must be paid no later than April 24, the first night of class.

For registration forms and/or more information, call the Buckingham County Administration Complex at (434)969-4242.

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.