Buckingham News

Published 3:33 pm Thursday, April 25, 2013

BUCKINGHAM – Are you ready for some B&B-Bluegrass and Barbecue?

On Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Buckingham 4-H Livestock Club is sponsoring a fundraiser that offers an evening of Bluegrass and Barbecue at the Buckingham Extension Office, located in the Agricultural Center next to the County Administration Complex on Route 60.

Cost for the meal is $8. However, children eight and under can eat for $5. Meals include barbecue, sides, beverage, and dessert.

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Dixie Hill Grass will be performing. So gather up the family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal and some great music while supporting the 4-H Livestock Club.

Appreciation Service

On Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m., Spreading Oak Baptist Church in Arvonia is hosting an Appreciation Service for Deacon Oscar Thomas Holman, Sr. and Annie Bell Holman. Everyone is invited.

Historic Buckingham

Historic Buckingham will host its Spring Membership Meeting on Sunday, April 28, 2:30 p.m., at Arvon Presbyterian Church.

You'll be able to see first hand the beautiful sanctuary of Arvon Presbyterian Church that was rebuilt after a devastating fire.

Luke Ramsey, of Ramsey Restorations, will be the featured speaker. Following in his father's footsteps, Luke preserves and restores all kinds of buildings including barns, log cabins, and old homes.

Refreshments will be served after the program. Additionally, you'll be able to tour the historic Arvonia Community Cemetery, also known as the Welsh Cemetery, which is located across from the church.

Arvon Presbyterian Church is located off Route 15 on Route 672, at 239 Morgans Hill Road.

Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. Call 969-4355 for more information.


The annual Spring Meeting for the James River Baptist Associational WMU will be Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m., at Goshen Baptist Church in Howardsville.

Music by the Praise Team from Buckingham Baptist Church will begin about 2:45.

Children in Action, from Mt. Zion Baptist Church, will present a short skit based on the game show, To Tell the Truth.

Betty Lou Jackson, Vice President and Secretary of the WMU of Virginia will be the featured speaker.

With the theme And the Story Lives On, the meeting offers an opportunity to learn about the Ladies Who Are Our Heritage.

Special music will be performed by Kristye Moxley, from First Baptist Church of Dillwyn.

“Come and join us for a spirit-filled afternoon,” invited a JRBA WMU spokesperson.

Goshen Baptist Church is located at 2381 Axtell Road, Howardsville, VA 24562.

Clean Yard Contest

This year, the Town of Dillwyn is taking a different approach to its annual Clean Yard Contest, which will focus on residential properties in the Town.

If you are a town resident, all you need to do is spruce up that yard and wave at those council members when they walk or ride by looking for this year's winning yards.

The committee will be looking to see if bushes are trimmed, whether the yard is free of debris, and the general overall appearance of the property.

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.

Mission Day at First Liberty

First Liberty Baptist Church will host Mission Day on Sunday, May 5, at 11:30 a.m.

The Reverend Michael Tolliver, Pastor of Chief Cornerstone Baptist Church, will be the guest minister. Carolyn Ayers Brown will serve as worship leader and the Slate River Baptist Church Choir will provide the music. Following the service, lunch will be shared.

Pastor J. W. Steed and the First Liberty Baptist Church Family invite everyone to join with them for Mission Day. First Liberty is located on Route 633 at 1995 Rock Mill Road.

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.

Junior 4-H Summer Camp

There are only a few more spaces left for this year's 4-H Summer Camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Center, June 24 through June 28.

This camp is open to youth ages nine through 13. The cost is $205 and includes meals, lodging, transportation from the Buckingham Extension Office, T-shirt, and all class fees.

This year's theme is Super Heroes. For more information or registration, call the Extension Office at 969-4261.

June Jubilee

Historic Buckingham and the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce are hosting June Jubilee on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside. Admission for adults is a donation of $3. Children 12 years of age and under will be admitted free.

This event will feature local arts and crafts, games and activities for the kids, rides on the Mule Team Wagon and pony rides, and antique cars and trucks. Local non-profit organizations will be selling food and beverages.

The new Village Stage will offer a great venue for performances by local bands including Dixie Hill Grass, More Than Blessed, and Red Clay.

Throughout the Historic Village, there will be exhibits and demonstrations. And, the Blacksmith Shop will be open with working blacksmiths demonstrating their craft.

Local clubs and organizations will be on hand with information about their activities/missions and some will have items for sale such as plants and baked goods.

Parking will be available at Buckingham County High School with free shuttle service to the Historic Village.

Please note that no food or coolers can be brought into the park by the public. However, you are encouraged to bring along those camp/lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on while you listen to the great music.

For more information, call David Wise at 983-8780 or Martha Louis at 969-4355. Email them at david@davidwise.com or


Ellis Acres Golf Tournament

It's not too late to show your support for Ellis Acres by participating in or becoming a sponsor of the Ellis Acres Memorial Park Golf Tournament on May 18, at The Manor Resort Golf Club. Tee time is 8:30 a.m.

Combined with other foundation funds, the proceeds from this golf gala will benefit the construction of a Youth Play Zone designed for recreational, physical and educational development.

You may help by sponsoring a hole with a contribution of $100 to recognize a friend, family, organization or business. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a sign posted at one of the holes.

Checks may be made payable to Ellis Acres Memorial Park, Inc. and sent to EAMP at P. O. Box 363, Dillwyn, VA 23936. Please write golf tournament in the memo area. Sponsorships must be mailed by May 1 so that the signs can be made in time for the tournament.

To participate in the tournament, the fee is $65 per person or $260 for a team of four. Food and refreshments are included.

With a maximum of 25 teams, registration is on a first come first serve basis. Contact Frank Braxton at (434)983-2302 or 547-2269 for more information and registration.

Virginia Bailey Scholarships

The Virginia G. Bailey Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more outstanding individuals to aid in their pursuit of education beyond the high school level. Any resident of Buckingham County may apply for this scholarship.

Special consideration may be given but is not limited to former or current 4-H members and/or applicants planning to take course work related to agriculture or home economics. Scholarship amounts may vary based on available funds and the number of scholarships awarded.

This scholarship is based on merit with leadership, service and scholarship being the general criteria for consideration. Previous recipients of this scholarship are ineligible to receive additional funds through this scholarship.

Applications are available at the office of Dr. Wes Saxon on Route 15, at 15320 N. James Madison Highway, the Guidance Department at Buckingham County High School, or the Buckingham Office of the Virginia Cooperation Extension.

A completed application packet including application, official transcript(s) and three letters of reference must be received by 4 p.m., May 10, at Dr. Saxon's office, 15320 N. James Madison Hwy., Dillwyn, VA 23936.


On Sunday, May 5, the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department will be grilling up some of their DELICIOUS barbecued chicken.

Chicken will be ready at 12 noon. For your $8 donation, you'll get one-half BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, roll, beverage, and your choice of homemade cake.

Tickets are available in advance at Foster Tire and Moss Motor. With your prepaid ticket, your meal will be ready for pickup and you won't have to worry whether they'll run out of chicken before you make it thru the serving line.