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Inaugural Thor’s Hammer set for Sept. 30

Make plans to attend the inaugural Thor’s Hammer, where area firefighters compete to win games.

Come to the BARN, on Route 60 outside the courthouse area at 11851 James Anderson Highway on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enter the chili cook-off, register a team, get tickets and information at www.thors-hammer-festival.org. Admission is $15 for adults; $10 for ages 10-17; $5 for ages 5-9 and those under 5 are free.

Admission includes chili tasting, one soft drink and one hot dog or dessert. Additional food, drink and attraction tickets are available for purchase. Chili cook off categories include: best firehouse chili, best red chili, vegetarian, best no beans and best theme/set up. Best all around chili wins two tickets to see the Zac Brown Band concert Oct. 7. This is a benefit event for the volunteer fire departments that serve Buckingham County in loving memory of the late Thor Stish.

The Buckingham County Friends of the Library are hosting a book and bake sale Sept. 8 from 4-8 p.m. and on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to raise money for the new library.

This event will take place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Hall at 14405 W. James Anderson Highway in Buckingham.

Baked goods, drinks and snacks will be available each day plus a 50/50 raffle drawing if you’re feeling lucky. The 50/50 raffle drawing will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. Choose from a ton of great books. The baked goods are to die for. Book donations will be accepted Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-noon at the VFW Hall.

Buckingham 4-H is busy planning for the fall and will start back with after-school programs and other activities in September. The horse and livestock clubs usually begin their new club years in October. For more information, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension in Buckingham at (434) 969-4261.

Holiday Lake State Park is hosting a bow hunting workshop Oct. 13-15. Come out if you want to be a more successful bow hunter or looking for expert instruction. Those invited to attend are people who are licensed, and/or adult bow hunters 18 years of age or older who have completed a hunter education course. Class selections include bow hunting methods and techniques, camouflage, scent control, lures, calls, tree stand use, placement and safety shot placement and recovery of game and an evening bow hunt on a Wildlife Management Area

The program runs from Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. through Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Cost for program is $90 before Sept. 22 and $100 after. Register by Sept. 29. Cost covers meals Friday dinner-Sunday lunch, lodging and all instruction.

Participants are required to bring their own archery equipment, hunting clothing, tree stand with a TMA-approved full body harness or ground blind. Proficiency with archery equipment to 25 yards is required. Rustic but comfortable bunk-style lodging is available. Bring your own linens, pillow and toiletries. A health form, a list of items to bring, and other information will be sent as soon as your registration form has been received. For more information, call (434) 248-5444.

Happy Labor Day, everyone. This holiday is the unofficial end to summer, but it is likely we will still have much more warm weather to come. Enjoy and be safe.

Sherri Wise is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. She can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail.com or (434) 983-1393.

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