Chili cook off is June 18 at Historic Buckingham Village

Published 5:42 am Thursday, June 9, 2016

Cedar Baptist Church, 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn, invites everyone to Vacation Bible School beginning Sunday, June 26 through Thursday, June 30 from 6-9 p.m. each night for ages 2 through high school. There will also be an adult class from 7-8 p.m. each night.  For more information, call Kathleen at (434) 983-3544.

On Saturday, June 18, Buckingham’s Historic Village, 84 Lee Wayside Road, will be searching for the best chili chef with its Chili Cook-off. There will be a grand prize of $200 for the best chili. Contact Martha Louis at or call (434) 969-4355 for an entry form.

Don’t forget the Cruise-In that takes place June 18 at the Historic Village. This classic Chevy vs. Ford competition will be from 5-8:30 p.m. and will feature vehicles brought from two Richmond dealerships to impress everyone.

Those of you who want to explore Buckingham’s past are reminded that the Historic Village is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. every weekend, weather permitting, from April-December. The Housewright Museum, at Buckingham Court House, is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. from April-December. Historic Buckingham Inc. is a 501C-3 organization with the mission of “preserving the past for the future,” and everyone is invited to participate in this endeavor.

The USDA has unveiled improved and streamlined crop reporting procedures. This update allows farmers and ranchers to report common acreage information once. Farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and participating insurance providers approved by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) can now provide common information from their acreage reports at one office and the information will be electronically shared with the other location. This new process is part of the USDA Acreage Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI). This interagency collaboration also includes participating private crop insurance agents and insurance companies, all working to streamline the information collected from farmers and ranchers who participate in USDA programs. Contact (434) 492-4390 or for more information.

The CVCHC-Beulah M Wiley Fitness Center, 25892 North James Madison Highway, New Canton, has announced its Flag Day Celebration and Track Walk from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday at the fitness center. Come walk the track and receive a flag and a chance to win great prizes. Or simply stop by for refreshments and fun. For more information, call (434) 581-3271, ext 10601.

Janet Miller is a retired educator, writer and poet. Her email address is