Buckingham News

Published 3:56 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

BUCKINGHAM – On Friday, May 10, the Curdsville Community Center is hosting a Pancake Dinner in celebration of Mother's Day.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., mothers and others will be able to enjoy pancakes, sausage, and another side, along with coffee, soft drinks, and dessert.

Admission is a donation that will benefit the continued maintenance and restoration of the old Curdsville School.

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Housed in that old school, the Curdsville Community Center is located off Route 15 on Route 633, School Road.

Begin the Mother's Day weekend by taking mom and the rest of the family out for a great pancake dinner while helping to preserve an endeared community landmark.

For more information and/or directions, call Marie Flowers at (434)315-0152 or Bob Reck at (434)518-1537.

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.

Open House at Seminary Site

With construction underway on a new complex for St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, the seminary is hosting an open house at the site on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The open house will offer general information, architect drawings, 3D modeling of the new buildings and guided tours every half-hour. With the help of a barbeque grill, snacks will be served.

Currently located in Winona, Minnesota, St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary will be moving to the Buckingham location pending completion of phase one of the project, targeted for mid-2015. Phase one includes the seminary's academic, administrative and dormitory sections.

Phase two, which will begin subsequent the relocation of the seminary's operations, staff and students, focuses on the construction of the Chapel.

The construction site is located off Route 659, Ranson Road and Ebenezer Lane. From the intersection of Route 15 and 20 in Dillwyn, travel north on Route 20, S. Constitution Route, approximately nine miles and turn left on Route 659, Ranson Road. Then, follow the signs to the seminary site.

For mapped directions and information on the project, visit www.newseminaryproject.org.

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.

Artists and artisans entered their work this week and the judges have completed their difficult task.

On Saturday, May 11, the BCAC invites the public to view the exhibit and meet the artists during a reception at the Buckingham Arts and Community Center from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please note that artists have the option of selling their featured items so this is a great opportunity for both the artists and the viewers. And, if you do decide to purchase an item, you'll probably appreciate knowing that 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Arts Center.

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

Big in Buckingham

On Saturday, May 18, the Buckingham County Public Library is hosting Big in Buckingham.

Big in Buckingham is a special event for families and will offer an opportunity for children to see some of the BIG vehicles that serve this community. There will be vehicular representatives from fire and rescue, forestry, and area businesses.

Along with the BIG vehicles, the event will feature crafts and games. And, refreshments will be available.

Big in Buckingham will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Buckingham Industrial Park at the site of the land being donated by the county for the new library.

For more information, please visit the Buckingham County Public Library in Dillwyn or call (434)392-6924, ext. 112.

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.

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.

From now through May 31, the committee will be looking for those winners so it's a great time to trim those shrubs, make sure your yard is debris free, and freshen-up the overall appearance of your 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.

Farm Transition Workshop

On Tuesday, May 21, the Buckingham Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting a Farm Transition Workshop that will provide an overview of farm transition.

The workshop will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Extension Office, which is located in the Agricultural Center next to the County Administration Complex.

Families with questions about taxes, legal and family issues of transferring their farm and forestlands and agriculture, greenhouse, and nursery businesses are encouraged to attend this workshop.

Topics will include goals for the future of your farm, business profitability, retirement planning, estate planning, tax management issues, and business organizations.

The speaker panel will include an estate and business-planning attorney who has expertise in ownership succession issues, the use of limited liability companies, LLCs, and other techniques used to transfer wealth and tax management issues.

To register and/or for more information, call the Buckingham Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension at (434)969-4261.

Blooming Delights

When the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce and Historic Buckingham host the June Jubilee, on Saturday, June 1, at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside, the Buckingham-Dillwyn Garden Club will be selling locally grown and nurtured plants.

If you are in the market for annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, or houseplants, you'll want to stop by this display.

Not only are all the plants from the gardens of the club's members but the prices are reasonable. And, for those of you who may be as inept as I am when it comes to really going green, club members are ready, willing, and able to offer advice on planting and caring for your purchase.