FFA teams compete

Published 9:33 am Thursday, March 29, 2018

Congratulations to the Buckingham Middle School FFA Jr. Ag Mechanics teams. The Southeast Area Rally was held on Tuesday, March 2, at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center at Hull in Chesterfield.

The Agricultural Mechanics event challenges students to explain and demonstrate safety practices, read and interpret directions, identify and use basic woodworking hand tools, select and use measuring devices, perform measuring skills and solve problems.

Members had to complete a written exam and measuring activity. They also had to identify tools and demonstrate their shop skills.

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Team A, which consisted of Gwyneth Mitchell, Nathan Shippee, Daniel Farrish, and Holden Tyson, placed fifth overall. Team B, which consisted of Quintin Page, Jordan Johnston, Camden Allen, and Eli Bryant, placed third overall. Quintin Page also placed as the third highest individual in the event. Both teams were coached by Sherry Dorrier and Andrew Schmitt.

Come out for a Super Bake Sale to be held Saturday at Food Lion, starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds go toward the popular Safe Halloween event in downtown Dillwyn Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce.

Virginia 4-H is still looking for host families for 17 Japanese youth (ages 12-15 years old) who are participating in the Summer Inbound States’ 4-H International Exchange program. The hosting period is four weeks from July 23-Aug. 18. Family must have a child of the same gender and within three years of the hosted youth (or they can host a chaperone). Based on a complete immersion model, each volunteer host family opens their home to an international youth who becomes a son or daughter for the summer.

No special activities need to be planned, as these youth want to experience American culture, make new friends and improve their English. Japanese youth are paired with a host sibling of the same gender and similar age and interests. If you want to know more, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension-Buckingham office at (434) 969-4261 or contact Eliza Seibert, the Virginia Coordinator for the States 4-H International Exchanges at va4hexchange@gmail. com or (540) 872-6680.

Easter Eggstravaganza will be Saturday, for ages two years to sixth grade. An Easter egg hunt is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. and hands-on activities from 3-5 p.m. To ensure safety, toddlers will hunt eggs in an enclosed playground area. This event will be held at Maysville Baptist Church, 13327 W. James Anderson Highway, Buckingham. Please call if you have any questions at (434)969-4657.

Browns Chapel Church is having an Easter egg hunt on Saturday at 11 a.m. Hanes Chapel is having an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Come out for a night of fun for the Womanless Beauty Pageant on Saturday, at 6 p.m. This event will be held at Buckingham County High School and sponsored by the Dillwyn Fire Department. Come out for services and activities for Easter at Cedar Baptist, 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn. Good Friday service will be held Friday, at 7 p.m.

An Easter egg hunt will take place Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow. Easter Sunrise Service is scheduled for Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no Sunday School on Easter morning and Worship service will be at 8 a.m. (with no 11 a.m. service).

SHERRI WISE is the columnist for The Buckingham Bulletin. She can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail. com; (434) 983-1393.

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