You can’t have too many books

Published 5:42 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

Got books? Want more books? You simply can’t have too many books. Buckingham County Friends of the Library are hosting a book and bake sale Friday, Sept. 9, 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the VFW Hall, 14405 W James Anderson Hwy. (Route 60). This year, there are more books than ever and there is sure to be something for everyone — at the right price. Proceeds go to raise money for a much- needed new library in Buckingham. In addition to more sale hours this year, there will be cold drinks and snacks and 50/50 raffle tickets.

On Saturday, baked goods and raffle tickets will be available, and the raffle drawing will take place at 2 p.m. If you have books you would like to donate, donations will be accepted Friday, 9-11 a.m. at the VFW Hall. For more information call Linda at (434) 391-1117.

Do you enjoy decorating for the Christmas holidays? The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce would like your help with its annual Christmas House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 11. A couple of homeowners have already tentatively committed to be on the tour (in the New Canton and in the Dillwyn, Buckingham areas). Ideally, three or four more houses in those areas are needed if the tour is to be the enjoyable chamber fundraiser and inspiring event it has been in the past. Please call the chamber at (434) 983-2372 with information and suggestions.

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An estate planning essentials workshop will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the conference room at the new BARN facility, 1185 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham. Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. Register by Sept. 12 by calling the VA Cooperative Extension office at (434) 969-4261 with preferred choice of workshop time. For more information, call Rochelle at (434) 969-4261.

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce is also holding its annual family picnic on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Ellis Acres in Dillwyn. Call the chamber at (434) 983-2372 for more information or to RSVP.

Volunteers are needed to help with the “Vino in the Village” — the first ever wine festival sponsored by Historic Buckingham Inc. and the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce at the Historic Village on Saturday, Sept. 17. If you could help for a couple of hours at the gates, please call the chamber at (434) 983-2372.

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Buckingham County Habitat for Humanity benefitted from a dining fundraiser at Pino’s Ristorante & Grill. Many thanks to all of the wonderful patrons of Pino’s who helped raise $410 for Habitat. Special thanks also to Joe Lentini and his mother, Antonella, for their continued support of the Buckingham community. Buckingham County Habitat for Humanity meets the first Monday of each month at Dillwyn Town Hall. All are welcome to attend. For additional information, contact the Farmville office at (434) 394-3001, ext. 200.

Homecoming and Revival services at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, Route 15, Dillwyn, will be held Sept. 4, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11:15 a.m. by the Rev. Rebecca Travolli. A cooked lunch will follow. After lunch enjoy special worship music by Smokey Wilson. Revival will be Monday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. daily with worship music and then service at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker for the week will be the Rev. Billy Swann. Each night will host a variety of music. Monday night, Salem UMC; Tuesday night, Steve Dorrier & Grandson; Wednesday night, Chris Lewis; Thursday night, Dillwyn First Baptist Choir; and Friday, Oak Hill Quartet. We hope you can join us. We would love to share God’s love with you.

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

(The online version of this story has been updated to reflect the correct dates of the Buckingham County Friends of the Library book and bake sale.)