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Parties and visits bring holiday cheer, Christmas Eve services set

I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas. Have a safe and happy Christmas with family and friends.

Davis Memorial will have its annual Christmas Eve service this year at 7 p.m. Please make plans to attend.

Charles Smith and his mother, Mrs. Pat Smith, drove to Unionville on Saturday to visit her father, John Keavney.

On Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith attended the Appomattox River Canoe Company’s Christmas Party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Taylor and held at Texas de Brazil in Henrico.

Last weekend Mrs. Betty Meadows, of Farmville, and her daughter, Mrs. Julie Shotwell, of Richmond, attended the Grand Illumination in Williamsburg.  They enjoyed a wonderful walking tour of all the beautiful Christmas decorations, an auction and checking out the shops.

Congratulations to Meredith Campbell on her recent graduation from Averett University.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Arrington joined Mrs. Betty Noblin and Mrs. Shirley Richardson for lunch at Merk’s Place one day this past week.

Mrs. Flora Bolt, Mrs. Frances Anderson and Mrs. Jeannette Johnstone attended the Curdsville Community dinner and Christmas Carol program at the center Dec. 7.

United Daughters of the Confederacy Farmville Chapter 45 met on Dec. 9 at the Uptown Coffee Café for their Christmas dinner. Those present were Mrs. Flora Bolt, Mrs. Susan Reynolds and husband, Wayne, Mrs. Deborah Lundeen, Mrs. Frances Giles and Mrs. Ann Beckham.

The Prospect Happy Hats held their December get-together at the Masonic Temple. A very good time was had by all especially with all the good food and the playing of “Dirty Santa.” Those attending were Hilda Allen, Jeannette Tarlton, Betty Meadows, Elsie Wilson, Ann Norton, Betty Sumner, Margaret Stockton, Carol Schall, and spouses Don Meadows, Richard Stockton and James Tarlton.

Peggy Emert is selling Schermer pecans to benefit the March of Dimes for $12 per pound. Call (434) 574-6711.

Sympathy is extended to the Bolt family on the death Dec. 11 of Mrs. Beulah May Bolt, of Willis in Floyd County. She was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Flora Bolt and lived in Farmville for many years. Her husband, Venson, and Hasten Bolt were brothers.

Neighbors and friends are extending their heartfelt sympathy to the Aimesburg family in New Hampshire and the Kelsey family of Tuggle on the death of Cpl. Andrew Aimesburg at Fort Stewart, Ga. Cpl. Aimesburg was the grandson of Mrs. Peggy Kelsey.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Linda Griffin.

Friends are extending their sympathy to the family of Phyllis Jenkins Polhemus, a 1956 graduate of Farmville High School. 

Friends and neighbors are praying for a speedy recovery for Billy Allen, Shirley Fulcher, Hilda Friend, Elfrieda Kerns, Betty Jean Bolt and Mildred Harvey Shanks.

The Rev. Caitilin R. Hoy will speak at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville, 302 Industrial Park Road, invites you to worship with them on Sunday.

“Laughter is a great tranquilizer with no side effects.”

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MARGARET STOCKTON is the Tuggle News columnist. Her email is mom@moonstar.com.