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Food pantries are gearing up

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following: Carol Luke, of Cumberland, Friday; Claire Landis, of Farmville, and Ginger Guthrie, of Cumberland, Sunday; Cheyenne Marion, of Mineral, and Blake Waycaster, of Powhatan, Wednesday.

Visiting in the home of Ralph and Fern Dunnavant of Dillwyn for a few days last week was her son Jody Frye, of Arizona.

The Loaves of Love food pantry, operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 2294 Cartersville Road, is designed for Cumberland County residents, which includes Cartersville. The next food distribution will be held Wednesday, June 7 from 3-4:30 p.m. If it’s your first time coming to the food bank, you must bring in two forms of ID and proof of income. For more information, call Jessica at (804) 512-7547 or Barry at (804) 492-5806 or (434) 315-4181. Your tax-deductible donation is appreciated and will help us obtain more food. All food boxes are severed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hello this week to our dear friends in Christ Ella Mae Dunn and Billy and Marie Adams, all of Farmville.

Barry and Linda Miles, of Cumberland, spent April 23-30 at the 19th annual “Singing in The Sun” in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where 88 souls came to know Christ. They also enjoyed Southern Gospel Music from groups nationwide. They did some sightseeing, shopping, and walking on the beach and on the boardwalk.

Visiting in the home of James and Virginia Boyles, of Cumberland, was James’ sister, Elizabeth Stone, and her daughter, Linda Seay, both of Richmond.

Here’s a little story you might enjoy about a couple named Doug and Carolyn DeMuth, of Buckingham, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. They recall their Hyatt Richmond wedding night starting with being taken to a two-twin bed bedroom. Oops, this room won’t do, so they were asked if they would accept another room at the same price. It turned out to be a king size bed suite across the hall from Olivia Newton John. Below their window was Olivia’s tour bus with her nickname beautifully scripted as “Turkey Legs.” No, the DeMuths did not get to meet Olivia, but instead they went out for supper. I wish Doug and Carolyn DeMuth a happy 40th wedding anniversary.

Shiloh New Covenant Church, located at 665 Anderson Hwy., partnering with Central Virginia FeedMore Program, will be operate The Shiloh New Covenant Food Pantry Commodity Supplemental Food Program seniors age 60 years and older.

Food will be distributed Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and they will be accepting applications for new clients, for all seniors 60 and older who are Cumberland County residents and meet the standard income quality. You must bring a form of ID and proof of your monthly income. Also, when you become qualified for this food program, you will be contacted by phone from the food bank director when you can start your pick up for the food.

For further information, contact Director Nicole Dickson at the church at (804) 492-4613.

On Friday, April 22, Barry and Linda Miles, of Cumberland, along with Susie Taylor and Patricia Woofin, both of Dillwyn, and Thomas and Eleanor Newton, of New Canton, all enjoyed an evening meal at Harbor Inn of Lynchburg.

Annie May Miles is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. Her email address is fatcat091@verizon.net.