National FFA week

Published 10:37 am Thursday, March 22, 2018

Future Farmers of America celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 17-24. One of the events attended was the Lynchburg Area Skate Night event. Nine FFA chapters from area schools joined together to network and celebrate more than 90 years of the organization’s history and traditions.

FFA Spring Extravaganza will be held March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buckingham County High School. The event will feature an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., as well as crafts, petting zoo, and face painting. For more information, call Casey Davis at (434) 969-6100 ext. 102.

The Historic Village at Lee Wayside is hosting a Primitive Technology Day on Saturday, April 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Featured demonstrations include: blacksmith, knapping, atlatl, furs and tanning, black powder demo and tomahawk throwing. Included also is live music and lunch is available on grounds for purchase.

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No admission charge. “MayFest 2018,” previously known as Buckingham County Day, will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Historic Village at Lee Wayside, 84 Lee Wayside Road, in Buckingham. The event will be free and open to the public. We are inviting county service organizations, nonprofit groups, for-profit vendors, a limited number of commercial vendors, and other businesses to have a space. Music and other venues are being planned for the Village stage with a fun area for the kids. Some other attractions are in the works and will be announced soon. This announcement is for vendors to save the date and allow time for vendors to plan a booth. Spaces are about ten feet long, and exact location will not be decided until most of the spaces are taken. Spaces are limited, so act quickly. If you are interested, please respond by April 1. For more information, call (434) 547-2296 or email marthalouis60@

2018 Junior 4-H camp sign ups are now open. 4-H Camp is a fun and exciting way for youth ages 9 to 13 to spend a week away from home. 4-H Camp fosters a sense of independence and promotes important life skills. The program staff at the 4-H Center teaches a core group of classes.

Trained adult leaders, teen leaders (ages 14 –19), and Extension staff teach various other classes and supervise the campers during the week. While at camp, youth attend four classes of their choosing. Examples include archery, canoeing, outdoor cooking, crafts, fishing, nature, riflery and swimming. Campers stay in cabins of approximately 8-14 and are able to request a roommate. Registration is open until all spaces in camp are filled. After spaces are filled, a waiting list will be started. In recent years, camp has filled quickly.

Camp class sign-up will be held May 26 for all campers who have paid in full and turned in there completed and signed paperwork. Roommate requests are taken that day, as well. For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension-Buckingham office at (434) 969-4261.

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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