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Heartland Horse Heroes seeking volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Heartland Horse Heroes (HHH), a non-profit therapeutic riding organization.

HHH will be holding a session with the Buckingham County School students beginning on Feb. 24. Sessions will continue for 10 weeks on Fridays, from 12:30-3 p.m. Contact at (434) 983-8181 or visit www.SprousesCornerRanch.com for more information.

This month, we celebrate National School Counseling Week. Our school counselors do so much for the young people of our county every day. Take the time to thank them for all they do to contribute to building our students into productive and positive adults. Our school counselors include Palmer Castrodale (primary), Cathy Lightfoot (llementary), Christine Wingert (middle), Sue Miles and Alani Staples (high). Thanks, school counselors.

The Genealogy Committee of Historic Buckingham Inc. is compiling a book titled “Confederate Soldiers of Buckingham Co. VA.” Lynne Henshaw, chair of the genealogy committee, will be composing the book and Farmville Printing will be publishing it. This book will be a great reference for family history research. Several citizens of Buckingham County have contacted Lynne with names of their ancestors who were Confederate soldiers. If you would like to do the same, contact Lynne via email at lynnehenshaw@embarqmail.com, call (434) 969-4233 or write 794 Whorley Town Rd., Buckingham, VA 23921.

Register now for the 2017 Virginia Agritourism Conference to be held on April 18-20 at Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump (12042 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23233). Gather information relating to agritourism in Virginia’s new economy. You will have three days filled with fresh ideas on a variety of topics to include exploring multiple agritourism tools such as social media, event planning, labor regulations, legal issues, financial resources, marketing strategies and agritourism’s best practices; visiting three farms and personally discovering agritourism successes and challenges; and spending a day with Jon Schallert, an internationally-recognized speaker and business expert specializing in teaching all types of businesses and communities how to turn themselves into highly desired consumer destinations.
To review the program or register online, visit vafb.swoogo.com/agritourism2017.

You may register for one day ($105) or all three days ($150). Registration fee includes meals as listed on the program. Conference registration deadline is Friday, April 7. No refunds after this date.

Conference lodging is also available at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa. Ask for the conference rate. For more information, contact Martha A. Walker at walker53@vt.edu or call (434) 766-6761

Keep it moving at Central Virginia Community Health Center! Join the center for fitness activities this month, including: Tuesday, Feb. 21, Tai Chi at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 22, Yoga at 5 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 23, Body Attack at 6 p.m.

Sherri Wise is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. Her email address is Sherri.Wise@FarmvilleHerald.com. She can also be reached at (434) 315-4876.

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