4-H pancake supper planned

Published 5:21 am Thursday, February 18, 2016

Donors are needed for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Heritage Hall Nursing Home Wednesday, March 16, from noon – 6 p.m. The Blood drive is sponsored by the American Red Cross and the 17th District Masonic Lodges. Studies demonstrate that you or someone you know will need blood. In fact, one in three people will need blood at some point in their lifetime. From natural disasters to unforeseen catastrophes, emergency hospital procedures to life-long battles with chronic diseases, the demand for blood is constant. The supply is not. Since there is no substitute, only volunteer blood donors can roll up their sleeves and save lives. For more information contact Spencer Adams (434) 969-4032.

Do you enjoy having breakfast for dinner? Come and enjoy pancakes with Buckingham 4-H on Friday, Feb. 26, from 6–7:30 p.m. at the Buckingham Agricultural Center located on Route 60. Join us and enjoy pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. There is no charge for the meal; however, any donations collected will help support volunteer training and recognition. If you have any questions, please call the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261.

Buckingham public schools have released information about  preschool registration for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2016. Registration will be Friday, March 4, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m., as well as on Friday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Buckingham Preschool at 77 Buckingham Preschool Road. To give children a jumpstart to kindergarten, it is requested that the following be brought to registration: birth certificate, immunization record, Social Security number, two proofs of residency (driver’s license, utility bills), legal guardianship document, physical on proper form from doctor’s office when child turns four and proof of income (W-2 or IRS Form 1040). Buckingham Preschool is a full day program; students ride Buckingham County school buses. For more information contact Priscilla Tyson at (434) 969-6100 or ptyson@bcpschools.org.

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Buckingham County High School is hosting a Super FAFSA Workshop for high school seniors and their parents who need help completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Completing FAFSA allows seniors the opportunity to receive grants, scholarships and state aid for college.  All families of any income are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA. The workshop will be on Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the high school lab.  For more information contact the school counselors at (434) 969-6160.

Many thanks to all of you who have contacted me with information about upcoming happenings in Buckingham. We want everyone to know about what is going on and the many opportunities available to our residents.

JANET MILLER, Buckingham native and retired educator, enjoys poetry, oil painting, writing and reading. Her email is janet.miller@farmvilleherald.com.