Library friends send out thanks

Published 7:14 am Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Buckingham Friends of the Library would like to express its appreciation to all of the book lovers, bakers, workers, WFLO and WVHL radio stations, the Farmville Herald and the Buckingham Beacon who helped make its annual book and bake sale on Sept. 9-10 such a great success. More than $860 was raised to support efforts at the library. The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Jane Poulter. Remainder books from the sale are on shelves maintained by the Buckingham Friends of the Library in the library, 1140 Main St., Dillwyn. Browse the shelves and you may find some first edition books in excellent condition at bargain prices.

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The deadline to register to vote or to update your registration is Oct. 17. In addition, you can confirm your polling place. Polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Registered voters in line by 7 p.m. can vote. See what is on the ballot and save time at the polls. Sample ballots will be available September 23.

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