Straight Street to hold banquet

Published 10:19 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

Straight Street-Buckingham, Inc., will hold its annual fundraising banquet on Saturday at Dillwyn First Baptist Church. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and includes lasagna, salad, rolls and dessert. A musical program presented by local Buckingham talent will follow the meal. Tickets are $20. For ticket information contact Kathy Ranson at (434) 983-2403 or Michelle at (434) 983-1745.

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, on State Route 723, is holding its annual $5,000 raffle on Saturday.  Only 300 tickets are being sold at $75 each with proceeds going to support the operation of the 4-H Center as well as the summer camp program. A silent auction begins at 4:30 p.m. Included in the price of the ticket is a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. The raffle drawing will be at 6 p.m. Midway during the drawing, there will be a live auction of a variety of sports memorabilia and other objects. Included in the auction are: signed footballs (one was signed by Coach Frank Beamer before retirement and another by University of Richmond (UR) Coach Danny Rocco), football tickets to the Virginia Tech-Tennessee game in Bristol, tickets to some UR games (including with JMU), numerous sets of coins and other items. Tickets are available at the 4-H Center and Wes Saxon. For more information call the Holiday Lake 4-H Center at (434) 248-5444.

Sharon Baptist Church, 1627 Sharon Church Road, (1.5 miles from the intersection of Route 20 and Glenmore Road), has announced a Bluegrass and Gospel Concert by Willow Branch on Saturday, March 19, from 7-8:30 p.m. Willow Branch has twice been named Best Bluegrass Band by the VA Folk Music Association. There will be a soup supper before the concert at 6 p.m.  All are welcome. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated and will support the Sharon Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund.

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There will be a Bake Sale sponsored by the Enon Baptist Church Relay for Life Team on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m.-noon at the Dillwyn Food Lion. For more information contact Linda Shumaker at (434) 983-3578.

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JANET MILLER is a retired educator who enjoys poetry and painting. Email address is; her phone number is (434) 983-5822.