School supply distribution is Saturday

Published 5:28 am Thursday, July 28, 2016

Straight Street-Buckingham Inc. is sponsoring a Back to School Supply Distribution on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. This will take place at the Straight Street building on Route 20.

Basic supplies like pencils, paper, glue sticks, etc., will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Michelle at (434) 983-1745 or Kathy at (434) 547-2949.

Virginia Tax-Free Weekend this year is Aug. 5-7. Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combined Virginia’s three sales tax holidays into one three-day holiday beginning the first Friday in August and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. This is an opportunity to save on certain school supplies, energy efficient products as well as emergency preparedness items. However, there are certain restrictions on the kinds of things that are eligible for tax exemption. For example, each eligible school supply item must be priced at $20 or less, and each eligible article of clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less. For more information on the kinds of items that are designated tax-free visit

Cedar Baptist Church, 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn, invites everyone to homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 7 beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., with lunch to be served immediately afterward.

There will be a song service at 1:30 p.m. featuring “Faithful Praise.”

The Rev. Roger Roller will be conducting the revival services Monday-Friday, Aug. 8-12. Services will begin each night at 7 p.m. with special music each evening: Monday, Second Time Around; Tuesday, Smokey Wilson; Wednesday, Saints Rest; Thursday, Dillwyn First Baptist Choir; and Friday, Antioch-Scottsville Praise Band.

The Buckingham County TRIAD will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10 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.

The grand master’s official visit to the Masonic lodges of District 17 is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19 at the Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union. The reception will be at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Contact your lodge secretary to reserve your place at the dinner no later than Aug. 10. To confirm your place or for further information, contact District Deputy Grand Master Eugene Goin at (434) 989-6290 or email

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Janet Miller is a retired educator who enjoys poetry, painting and writing. Her phone number is (434) 983-5822 and email address is: