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Celebrate Pamplin to feature food, vendors, free surrey rides

“I seem to manipulate what I see in nature, recreating sounds and feelings that I have about nature.  For example the sound of water,” says local Farmville artist Amy Shiffer Eason about her inspiration to create her watercolor and wash “Water Lilly.”

Just in time for Celebrate Pamplin festivities, some of Eason’s personal works from her private collection will be on exhibition in the Pamplin Depot Community Room. The Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) is sponsoring the showing and will host a reception later in the fall.

Eason’s mediums vary among watercolor, acrylic, clay, photography and printmaking. Much of her work focuses on the geometric patterns found around us.

She has had an interest in art for as long as she remembers from her childhood in Memphis, TN. She holds a fine arts degree from Longwood University in painting and drawing and is pursuing a graduate degree at Liberty University in professional clinical counseling with art therapy.

Eason has been showcased in the Solo Exhibition of 2011 Painting Series at the Danvillian Gallery in Danville and was the featured artist at the 2011 Longwood University Senior Exhibition at LCVA in Farmville.

Eason is the mother of Hannah and Zachary Eason, students at Fuqua School.  She describes her works as “not traditional but inspiring. My art work has certainly changed since graduating from school. I enjoy water color and it was my  least favorite in college.”

“Come out and support Pamplin,” she says of her exhibit and the Celebrate Pamplin festival.

Community Communiqué

Everyone is invited to a fun filled day at Celebrate Pamplin this Saturday.  The events begin with the Ralph M. Hamlett Memorial 5K Fun Run and Walk at 9 a.m. at the Heights School Road terminus of High Bridge Trail. Live music, a Wild West show, free surrey rides, tours of the Pipe Factory, cake walks, bounce house, food, unique treasures and more will be on Main Street, Pamplin, at noon and run until 6 p.m.

The Glenn Memorial Baptist Church revival starts this Monday, and runs through Thursday. The Rev. Jeff Slaughter of Buckingham County is the guest speaker. Homecoming service will begin at 10:45 a.m. this Sunday. Revival services will begin at  7 p.m. each evening.

Prospect United Methodist Church is hosting their monthly Cowboy Church on Saturday, September 26. A trail ride will begin at 2 p.m. The chuck wagon meal is at 6 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and drink to share. Cowboy Church around the campfire with music and an inspirational message by Pastor George Schaefer will begin at 7 p.m. These monthly gatherings are held the last Saturday of each month at Prospect United Methodist Church, 707 Prospect Road in Prospect. If you have any questions, please call (434) 203-0232, (434) 352-4273, or email ironhorse6@hotmail.com. You do not need to have a horse to enjoy the chuck wagon and Cowboy Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department 55th Annual Harvest Sale will be held  on Saturday, October 3. The bake sale is 7 a.m. until with the yard sale running from 7 a.m. until noon. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. Food will be served all day, with the BBQ supper beginning at 4 p.m. Please call 547-8830 or 574-6625 for more information or to have donated items picked up. Consignments are accepted. 

Hilda Allen has returned home after spending a week with Laurie Justus and family in Damascus.

Julian and Edwina Covington visited with Dorothy Womack on September 13.

Please keep the following people in your thoughts and prayers: Martha Whitehead, Kenneth Brisentine, Dorothy Womack, Betty Jean Bolt, Gary Fiscus, and Vicki White.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Ruth Layne Ferguson and Lindy Lynn Hamlett,

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci

If you have any news, call Edwina Covington 574-6576.

EDWINA COVINGTON is a retired teacher and columnist from Elam. Her email is ecovington@centurylink.com.