Mayfest is Saturday

Published 5:20 am Thursday, May 12, 2016

During the upcoming Mayfest at the Historic Village on Saturday, the Buckingham-Dillwyn Garden Club will hold a plant sale with an assortment of irises, tree seedlings and a variety of flowering plants.

Moreover, heirloom day lilies from Monticello will be available for $3 per pot. Only plants are sold that are known to grow well in this area. Some free seeds will also be given away. All profits made from the sale go to county organizations such as the 4-H Club, Habitat for Humanity and other worthy organizations.

The theme for the May 21 Cruise In is “Gone but not forgotten.” This is meant to allow for the display of vehicles no longer in production. All monthly shows are held from 5-8:30 p.m. at Teresa’s Place, 15055 N. James Madison Highway, Dillwyn. Please note that these events are cruise ins, not car shows. There is a small token of appreciation for the best themed vehicle of the evening. All trailers must be parked at Anderson Tire Company. All vehicles are welcome at all cruise ins. Teresa’s provides fried chicken and fish ready at the buffet.

Mark your calendar: The June 18 Cruise In will be a Ford versus Chevy event, perhaps a first for this area. For more information contact Wayne Bryant at (434) 547-5568, email or Travis Toney at (434) 996-0941.

Whether you are a professional or an amateur photographer, the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce wants to see your images of and about Buckingham. The annual and very popular photo contest began April 15 and runs until July 15. Photos can be submitted in any and all of the following categories: landscape/rural images; wildlife/domestic animals; local events; and “Only in the ‘Ham” for images unique to Buckingham.

Photos must be taken in Buckingham, available to the chamber in digital form and all photos submitted become the property of the chamber. The fee to enter the contest is $10, whether for one or for all four categories. There is a limit of one photo submission per category and you may only enter photos you have taken. No photos will be accepted after July 15. Cash prizes will be awarded to the grand prize winner and first place winners in each category. Winners will be notified by Aug. 1.

Applications with the complete rules are available from Moss Motor, Wise Ridge Country Store and Special Touch Florist Design & Gifts as well as the chamber’s facebook page:

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