Catfish Festival is Saturday

Published 5:48 am Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy birthday wishes to Todd Worley, of Cumberland, Bernice Baird and Ray Martin, of Dillwyn, and Nancy Fairchild, of New Canton, (April 24); Junior Midkiff, of Cumberland, (April 25); Doris Roberts, of New Canton, and Caroline Martin daughter of Tony and Rebecca Martin, of Dillwyn, (April 28).

Happy anniversary wishes to Nat and Donna Cooke, of Cartersville.

Spreading God’s Gifts, Inc. will hold a spring dinner concert on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 14151 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham, with music by Kathy Whatley, who portrays the late Patsy Cline. For more information call (434) 983-2269.

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Spring revival will be held Sunday through Thursday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 5780 Mount Moriah Road, with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and the closing service at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday services are nightly at 7 p.m. A nursery will be provided. Guest speaker will be Byron Foxx, of Newport News. All are invited; for more information call (804) 690-9447.

Don’t miss the 29th annual Virginia Catfish Festival on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at STEPS, 225 Industrial Road, Farmville. The event is sponsored by Southside Shrine Club. There will be an auction from 5:30-6 p.m. and music by Country Proud and the Dixie Ridge Bluegrass Band. Advance admission is $20 (children under 10 free accompanied by a parent). Gate admission is $25. Tickets are available at Puckett Insurance Co. of Farmville, C&L Machine and Welding in Farmville, Robert A. Willis in Amelia, Barry Miles in Cumberland or any Shriners Club member. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital For Children.

Buckingham Baptist Church, 24234 N. James Madison Hwy., New Canton, will hold spring revival Sunday through Wednesday with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. and special music by The Oak Hill Quartet of Cumberland. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. The Sunday evening through Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m. The music lineup includes Smokey Wilson, of Concord — Sunday night; Lori Botkin, of McDowell —Monday; Ruby Gray, of Buckingham — Tuesday; and The Oak Hill Quartet of Cumberland — Wednesday. The Rev. Jerry Gray, of Iva, S.C., will be guest speaker. All are invited.

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ANNIE MAY MILES is the columnist for Trents Mill. Her email address is