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Author seeks sources for new book

Civil War soldiers with connections to Buckingham County are the subjects of a new book by Historic Buckingham member Nancy Faxon. If you have an ancestor from Buckingham who fought in the Civil War (on either the Confederate or Union side), or if you know of a Civil War soldier who belonged to a unit formed in Buckingham, please contact Nancy Faxon at (804) 492-9334 or write to 355 Old Buckingham Road, Cumberland, Va. 23040. The book will be published by Historic Buckingham Inc.

The Buckingham County TRIAD will meet Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Buckingham County Department of Social Services conference room. Community members are encouraged to attend. For more information call (434) 983-9478.

A nationally recognized grassroots program, TRIAD was established to promote a three-way commitment among county law enforcement departments, sheriff’s offices and older citizens of the community. Triads work to improve the quality of life and provide an opportunity to exchange information between public safety providers and recipients. By working together to reduce the criminal victimization of seniors, the delivery of law enforcement services can be enhanced by disseminating information relative to the safety of older members of the community.

On Saturday from 8 a.m.- noon, the Heart of Virginia Farmer’s Market will be offering far more than fresh vegetables. Tomato season will be ushered in with a tomato tasting day. Vendors will have fresh tomatoes and unique tomato and seasonal vegetable recipes for visitors to taste. There will also be a children’s table with a tomato-themed craft and marketwide scavenger hunt. Located at the STEPS parking lot, 225 Industrial Park Road in Farmville, Central Virginia Solar Co-op will have an information booth where the benefits of going solar will be explained (their website is www.vasun.org/central-va/).

Pet Chickens of Virginia holds the monthly small animal swap during the Heart of Virginia Farmer’s market on the second Saturday of each month. This is a great chance to buy, sell and swap small animals. Visit petchickensofvirginia.com for more information.

The Heart of Virginia Farmer’s Market Association provides locally produced fresh foods to residents of Prince Edward and surrounding counties. Dedicated to providing fresh, healthy, local food to the community, the market helps local farmers and customers connect.

Maysville Presbyterian Church is hosting a claims clinic for military veterans on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Buckingham Veterans’ Hall. This clinic will give veterans and their families the opportunity to apply for benefits that veterans have earned through their military service.

Sarah Maddox, an experienced claims specialist, will be on hand to assist. The Buckingham Veterans’ Hall is located on Route 60, one mile east of Buckingham Court House. For more information, call (434) 213-3661.

The CVCHC-Beulah M. Wiley Fitness Center, 25892 North James Madison Highway, New Canton, will hold its annual summer camp for kids from Monday-Friday. If you would like for your child to attend, please pre-register. There are only a few more openings. In addition, beginning at the end of the month, the fitness calendar includes a new bodysculpt class — one great for all levels. For more information, call: (434) 581-3271, extension 10601.

I want to help you publicize your events and activities. Please note the deadline for submissions to the Buckingham Bulletin is the Monday morning before the Friday edition of The Farmville Herald.

Janet Miller is a poet, painter and retired educator. Her email address is janet.miller@farmvilleherald.com