Reviewing 2016’s successes

Published 9:03 am Thursday, December 29, 2016

Here’s to wishing you a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year!

As we say goodbye to 2016, let us remember all the exciting things that have happened during the year.

We have welcomed new residents to the county, enjoyed each new production the Waterworks Players have produced, as well as those at Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College, have welcomed new businesses, welcomed the U.S. Vice-Presidential debate at Longwood, welcomed the Virginia Children’s Book Festival and so many more things. We have also seen the closing of some businesses and the loss of family and friends.

There will be a Tuggle Neighbor Watch meeting on the Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Church at 1913 Tuggle Road. They will be electing officers for 2017.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith enjoyed having Christmas dinner with their son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith and their children, Brianna, Charles and Christina. Other invited guests were Dianna’s mother, Joyce Trinner, and Brianna’s friend, Josh. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockton traveled to Richmond on Dec. 23 to visit her sister, Jean Derrenbacker. Jean is a resident of Westport undergoing therapy. While there, they were able to visit with her niece and her family, Beverly and Adam Schulz and children Emma and Jackson, as well as her nephew, Jonathan Derrenbacker and brother-in-law Larry Derrenbacker.

Lon and Mary Jo Stockton and son Sean spent Christmas with Lon’s parents, Richard and Margaret Stockton. They enjoyed time together as well as the evening meal and the opening of gifts.

Christmas Eve found Mrs. Flora Bolt, her sons and their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends having dinner and exchanging gifts at the home of Mrs. Judy Bolt and son, Chris. There were 24 present for the good times. They each received many nice and useful gifts.

Mrs. Flora Bolt attended the breakfast at the Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle on Christmas morning. The breakfast was followed by the worship service with William McGuire as the speaker. The service was well attended.

Douglas and Betty Jean Bolt entertained Mrs. Flora Bolt and Douglas’s friend Neal Fisher, of Appomattox, with a Christmas Day lunch.

Kyle and Jeni Bolt and sons Joshua and Jacob spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her parents, Vince and Linda Eikmeier, of Henrico. Kyle returned home on Christmas night, with Jeni and sons staying on for a couple more days.

Friends and neighbors are praying for a speedy recovery for Ray George, Joyce C. Floyd, Gary Fiscus, Jean P. Derrenbacker, Gail George, Elfrieda Kerns, Betty Jean Bolt and Mildred Harvey Shanks.

Friends and neighbors are extending their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Dale Tatum.

The Rev. Chuck Klotzberger will be with the members of Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle invite you to worship with them each Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect invite you to come and worship with them every Sunday; Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. with worship at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Caitlin Hoy will be at Davis Memorial on Sunday.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. They invite you to join them each week on Wednesday evening for Bible Study for all age groups at 7 p.m. The church is located at 302 Industrial Park Road, in the former Stackpole-Carbone building.

Margaret Stockton is the Tuggle News columnist. Her email address is