Historic Buckingham will meet at Chellowe

Published 10:37 am Thursday, April 20, 2017

All members and prospective members are invited to attend Historic Buckingham’s spring membership meeting on the lawn of historic Chellowe on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. After a brief business meeting, there will be a tour of the house, barn, grounds and cemetery. Chellowe was built around 1820 and is listed on the Virginia and National Historic Landmark Registry. It is located at 2028 Chellowe Road, five miles west of Sprouse’s Corner. Bring a lawn chair and walking shoes. For more information, contact Martha Louis at (434) 969-4355.

The Woman’s Missionary Union is sponsoring an Annie Armstrong Easter offering dinner and program at Concord Baptist Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. Dinner includes a variety of soups and grilled cheese sandwiches. A short program will be provided after dinner. Meals are provided for a donation. The community is invited to attend.

Want to learn how to can your garden’s bounty? Virginia Cooperative Extension Services is offering a workshop on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Southern Piedmont AREC in Blackstone. Fee is $5. This canning workshop will cover how to can with pressure, hot water bath and steam canners. Topics include the science of canning, canning equipment, recipes, storage and more. Participants will receive a bound copy of the USDA Guide to Home Canning. To register, call Eric Bowen at (434) 607-2049 or email bowen@vt.edu. Buckingham residents are invited to attend.

The Buckingham Cattlemen’s Association is holding its annual BRED Heifer Sale on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lynchburg Livestock Market. For more information, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261 or visit http://buckinghamcattlemensassociation.tripod.com.

Help keep Buckingham beautiful! Bring old tires to the former Dillwyn Primary School for a tire disposal day on Saturday from 7 a.m.-noon. Residents with a current county sticker can turn in 25 regular tires per household. Absolutely no tires with rims, truck tires, tractor tires, commercial tires or equipment tires are allowed. For more information, contact Lyn Hill at (434) 969-4242.

Let’s fight cancer together! Come out to Teresa’s Place (15055 N. James Madison Hwy., Dillwyn) on Saturday from noon-4 p.m. to see the largest car show in Buckingham County! First- and second-place prizes will be awarded for cars from the 1950s to the present. Categories will include automobiles from each decade. Motorcycles will be awarded first and second place for domestic and metric. New this year is the four-wheel drive class. Pre-registration fee is $10; day of the show is $15. To pre-register contact Travis Toney at (434) 996-0941, Scotty Edwards at (434) 547-5443 or Jennifer Shumaker by email at jenshu3772@hotmail.com. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society in honor of loved ones lost to cancer. Rain date is April 29.

The Buckingham Extension Office is hosting a Water Quality Testing Workshop on Monday. Individuals who express interest in the Coliform Bacteria Retest can pick up water bottles at that meeting and drop them off the morning of Wednesday. The cost for that test is $18. If you have any questions, email rclaboug@vt.edu or call the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261.

Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer its 2017 Grazing School on Tuesday and Wednesday at Virginia Tech, McCormick Farm, Raphine. This intensive two-day course will teach everything about better management of grazing on farmland. Class size is limited, with priority given to the first 25 producers to register. Registration is $125. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and course materials. For more information, contact Matt Booher at (540) 245-5750 or email mrbooher@vt.edu; or contact J.B. Daniel at j.b.daniel@va.usda.gov or call (434) 392-4171, ext. 115.

Sherri Wise is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. Her email address is wise.buckingham@gmail.com.

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