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Christmas decoration contest

The Prospect Historical Society is sponsoring a Christmas decoration contest for one’s door or yard. There will be three prizes. This is for anyone who lives within 10 miles of Prospect. People must enter before Dec. 1 and the judging will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Send fees and complete driving directions to your home from Prospect Fire House to Margaret Stockton at 10379 Prince Edward Highway, Prospect, 23960. For more information call Margaret Stockton at (434) 392-6431 or Peggy Emert at (434) 574-6711.

Julian and Edwina Covington enjoyed a ride through the mountains of Nelson County while they visited the apple orchards last Thursday.

Richard and Margaret Stockton visited with Don and Betty Meadows on Sunday afternoon.

Although it was a cold dreary day on Saturday, a large crowd attended the final home football game at Hampden-Sydney College. They will travel to Randolph Macon for the final Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game. The first home basketball game is Nov. 15.

Mrs. Flora Bolt attended “Dave’s Hoe-Down” fundraiser for the people of Zambia, Southern Africa, this event was held on the farm of David and Robin Simpson on Saturday afternoon. The food was delicious and the fellowship was wonderful. 

On Saturday, Nov. 4 Flora Bolt attended a banquet at the Concord Baptist Church Focus Center sponsored by the local Mennonite Churches. The Gospel Echoes team, a prison ministry, led the program with spiritual music. They are from Gaskin, Indiana.

The sermon, which was viewed on a big screen, was from an officer at the prison who is now a chaplain. The theme of the Gospel Echoes is “Sharing Christ in Prison.”

Mrs. Judy Bolt and Mrs. Flora Bolt enjoyed lunch at Ruby Tuesday on Sunday following church services.

Trae and Jennifer Jones joined his parents in Cullen for lunch on Sunday.

Mark your calendar. Saturday, Nov. 18 will be the last Prospect Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary supper for the year, which will be their Pig Picking meal. The cost is a donation at the door with the time 5-7 p.m. The meal will consist of pulled pork, green beans, mashed potatoes, apples, bread, drinks and dessert.

Friends and neighbors are praying for a speedy recovery for Betty Meadows, Judy Derflinger, Betty Sumner, Frances Southall, Randy Martin, Frances P. Motley of Hampton and Betty Jean Bolt.

Neighbors and friends are extending their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Barbara Hardinge.

The United Methodist Women’s turkey dinner at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church was held Nov. 4 at the Community House in Abilene.

The members of Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle invite you to worship with them each Sunday. The Rev. Willie Thompson will fill the pulpit 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 bringing the message 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.

The Remnant Church invites you to worship with them on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m. The pastor is Jeff Spencer. The church is located at 1825 E. Third St. Farmville in the old Cedar Brook Restaurant building.

There will be a barbecue Benefit for Danny Slayton and family on Saturday from noon-5 p.m. at the Douglas Presbyterian Church, located at 420 Douglas Road in Farmville. There will also be raffles. Plates to go or eat there.

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Women will have a turkey dinner on Nov. 18 from 5-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Carryouts are available at 4 p.m. Directions are U.S. Route 15 south of Farmville about 12 miles and turn left onto Route 633 and go three-tenths of a mile to the church on the right.

Margaret Stockton is the Tuggle News columnist. If you would like to contribute something to the news, call (434) 392-6431 or email mom@moonstar.com.