Buckingham News

Published 3:02 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

BUCKINGHAM – 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 an $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.

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Relay for Life Carwash

The NFL Club of Cumberland will be detailing vehicles inside and out for a donation of any amount on Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Advance Auto Parts store on Route 15 in Dillwyn. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay of Buckingham. Come early!

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.

BCAC Juried Art Show

It's May so that means it must be time for the Buckingham County Art's Council annual Juried Art Show.

The BCAC invites and encourages local artists and artisans to showcase three of their favorite pieces in this annual show and sale. Yes, items on display may also be offered for sale-if desired.

However, please note that the BCAC is requesting that artists donate 15 percent of the proceeds from any sales during the show to the Arts Center.

Artwork may be entered on Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the Great Room at the Buckingham Arts Center.

The public is invited to view the exhibit and meet the artists at a reception on Saturday, May 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Artwork will be on display through the month of May. Participants may pick-up their artwork on Monday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. may On Monday, June 3

Please note that artwork may also be viewed and purchased by appointment. For additional information, please contact Becky Lutz at 434-960-5200, or beckylutz@beckylutzphotography.com

BBQ and Music at Mount Tabor

Are you ready for some delicious BBQ and an evening of great music? Well then, you'll want to head over to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church on Friday, May 10.

Beginning at 5 p.m., you'll be able to enjoy a meal featuring BBQ, Cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and beverage. And, if the menu isn't enough to get you out of the house, how about an evening of great music by Barry Snoddy?

Everyone is welcome. Donations for the meal will be gratefully accepted and will be used for the ongoing expenses of the church. Mt. Tabor UMC is located on Route 56, James River Highway.

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.

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.

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.