Bryant competes in FFA contest

Published 8:31 am Thursday, December 7, 2017

On Nov. 16, Eli Bryant, a Buckingham County Middle School seventh grade Future Farmers of America National Organization (FFA) member, competed in the Southeast Area FFA Tractor Operator’s Contest held at Appomattox High School. The contest consists of a written test, safety walk-around, a two-wheeled wagon obstacle course and a four-wheeled wagon-backing event. Eli placed second in the junior level event.

The Buckingham 4-H Livestock club will hold its next meeting Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at the Buckingham Virginia Cooperative Extension office. The program will feature information regarding maintaining record books for club members’ livestock animal projects. For previous members, please bring your last year’s record books to review together. Discussion around planning for sponsorships will also be included in the meeting, as well as details regarding timing of acquiring show animals. Election of officers will also take place. This year, the club will participate in the Dillwyn Christmas Parade on Dec. 16. A plan regarding those details will also be a point of interest for the meeting. For questions, call adult leader David Wise at (434) 983-8780.

Who doesn’t like to have their name entered into a raffle? A simple way to do it is to attend an exercise class at Central Virginia Community Health Center (CVCHC) during the month of December. At the end of the first four weeks in December, a name is drawn and a lucky recipient wins a prize from a local business for that week. Some gift items include free gym memberships, car wash supplies from NAPA, lanterns from Kenneth Bryant from Bryant’s Grocery in Buckingham, Applebee’s and other restaurant gift cards and more.

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Activities at CVCHC this month include Tai Chi on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Yoga on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and there is free use of the gym on Monday. For more information, call (434) 581-3271 ext. 10601.

The Buckingham Recreation Department is currently seeking teams, ages 17 and above, for a cornhole league beginning in January. The first 12 teams are guaranteed. League games are played after noon on Sundays. Call Todd Shumaker at (434) 969-4242 for more information and to enter a team. They are also looking for a part-time aerobics instructor, starting the first of the year. Please contact Todd Shumaker if you are interested.

Breakfast with Santa is an annual event sponsored by Prom Club at Buckingham County High School. Come and have your picture taken with Santa, eat breakfast and make other Christmas goodies. Baked goods, made by students in RAGU club, will also be available for purchase. A movie marathon, sponsored by SCA, will begin at noon. Lunch will be available for purchase. All the fun takes place on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the high school. Breakfast and photos with Santa will be available.

SHERRI WISE is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. She can be reached at or (434) 983-1393.

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