Get moving during 5K Trail Run

Published 8:35 am Thursday, November 3, 2016

Attention, everyone who would like to challenge yourself for a great cause: Put on those shoes and get moving! On Saturday at 9 a.m. at Calvary Christian School, 31139 N. James Madison Hwy., New Canton, there will be a 5K Trail Run. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Calvary Christian School. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 on race day. All ages are welcome. There will be awards for top child, teen, adult, overall male and overall female finishers. T-shirts and goodie bags are guaranteed to the first 75 registered runners/walkers. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome. Learn more on Facebook: Thankful 5K Trail Run.

Belated happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to the following people: Donna Miles, of Cumberland, Friday, Oct. 28; Gladys Shumaker, of Dillwyn, Saturday, Oct. 29; and Rene Marion, of Cumberland, Sunday Oct. 30.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving banquet on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall, on Route 60, 14405 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham. All members and their guests are cordially invited to attend and ask to bring a covered dish with the meats and drinks furnished by the association. There will be door prizes after the meal. Tempy Davenport and Winnie Brown, both of Dillwyn, will present the Thanksgiving program with special music by the Oak Hill Quartet of Cumberland. For further information contact President Barry Miles at (804) 492-5806 or (434) 315-4181.

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Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to the following people: Dan (Shot) Lesueur, of Dillwyn, Nov. 4; Audrey Llewellyn, of Dillwyn, Nov. 5; Larry Davidson of West Virginia, Nov. 6; and Eric Cooke, of Cartersville, and Betty Waycaster, of Dillwyn, Nov. 8.

Twenty-six members and one guest enjoyed a one-day trip to The Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville on Saturday. While there, they enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving feast and a Christmas show.

Spreading God’s Gifts Inc. is a non-profit home-based organization that helps people in their hour of need in Buckingham and surrounding counties. On Saturday from 5-7 p.m. there will be a benefit dinner and concert at the VFW Hall, on Route 60, 14405 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham. Dinner will be from 5-6 p.m. with homemade soups and ham biscuits. Eat-in or carry-out for a donation. At 6 p.m., there will be Southern Gospel featuring “Smokey Wilson” from Concord. Thanks in advance for your support. By you helping us, we can help others. For further information phone (434) 983-2269 or (434) 315-1796.

Calvary Christian School of New Canton is now taking orders for this year’s annual holiday fruit sales by calling (434) 581-3874 with fruit sale deliveries expected around the first part of December.

Do’s and don’ts of human food for dogs: Broccoli is OK for dogs in small quantities. It is high in fiber and vitamin C, but it also contains isothiocyanates that can cause mild to potentially severe gastric irritation and the stalks can obstruct the esophagus.

Celery is good for dogs. It contains vitamins A, B and C. It also promotes a healthy heart and fights cancer and freshens the breath.

Note: Election Day is Tuesday. Polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Remember: Eastern Standard Time begins and Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday. Set your clocks back (fall back) one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

Annie May Miles is the columnist for Trents Mill. Her email address is