Friends celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Published 12:05 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Prospect Happy Hats celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a corn beef and cabbage lunch at Merk’s Place on Friday.

Jeannette Tarlton was the hostess for the event; those joining Jeannette were Hilda Allen, Lois Johnson, Pat Smith, Betty Meadows, Rita Rountree, Sue Ellen Case, Jean Covington Hensley, Margaret Stockton, Betty Sumner, Elsie Wilson, Dolly Worthy; and friends Don Meadows, Larry Latham, Richard Stockton and Jimmy Hensley.

One of the members has gotten married since our January meeting and we welcomed her husband, Jimmy, to the lunch.

The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 8 from 9 a.m.-11a.m. at the firehouse, located at 2145 Cumberland Road. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m.

Breakfast will include pancakes, egg casserole, muffins, milk, orange juice and coffee. Also, the children can dye hard-boiled eggs. Please donate at the door to support the fire department. The children should bring their Easter baskets to collect the eggs.

The auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the firehouse. New members are needed and will be welcomed.

Faith Bible Fellowship Small Group met at Ruby Tuesday’s for dinner Monday evening. Enjoying their meal together were Mrs. Hilde Watson, Mr. and Mrs. John Utzinger, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Richard McClintock.

Mrs. Flora Bolt was glad to get back to church on March 12 after being sick with bronchitis. Kemper Beasley III brought an inspiring message from the seventh chapter of Luke.

After the service, Mrs. Judy Bolt and Chris Bolt had lunch with Mrs. Flora Bolt, Jennifer Bolt and Alexa Moser.

On Wednesday, March 9, Mrs. Flora Bolt visited Lucille at The Woodland; Lucille was doing well.

The Rev. Buddy Woodson, of Scottsville, was guest preacher Sunday, March 20 at Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church in Tuggle. Mrs. Woodson accompanied her husband and brought the children’s message.

Following the worship service, the Woodson and Bolt families traveled to the home of Mrs. Judy Bolt and son, Chris, for lunch. Those joining them for lunch were Mrs. Flora Bolt, Douglas and Betty Jean Bolt, Steve Bolt and granddaughters Halley and Payden Murdock, Jennifer Page Bolt, Alexa Moser, Stacy Bolt, Andrew Goss, Ashley Bolt, Ron Toythress and daughters Jordon and Hannah, of Orange, and Garland Woodson.

Friends and neighbors are praying for a speedy recovery for Mrs. Jeni Bolt, Jean P. Derrenbacker, Betty Jean Bolt and Mildred Harvey Shanks.

Friends and neighbors are extending their sincere sympathy to the families of Mrs. Frances Redd, Tola C. Young and L. Shelton Wright.

The members of Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle invite you to worship with them each Sunday. The Rev. Lewis Brandt will be with Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church on Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect invites you to come and worship with them every Sunday; Sunday school is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. Harlan Austin 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. If you would like to contribute something to the News, call (434) 392-6431 or email to