Piedmont Junior Livestock Show this Saturday

Published 9:40 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

Let’s all show our support of the Buckingham 4-H Livestock Club members as their hard work culminates in the Piedmont Junior Livestock Show in Blackstone on Saturday. Our young people will show four different species of animals to include swine, beef, sheep and goats. They have all worked diligently to prepare so let’s come out and cheer them on. The livestock show schedule includes the swine show at 10 a.m., the beef show at 12:30 p.m., the lamb show at 2:15 p.m., and the goat show at 4:30 p.m. Good luck, Buckingham 4-H Livestock Club.

The Dillwyn Fire Department is having its spring barbecue chicken fundraiser on Sunday, May 6. Chicken should be ready by noon. Tickets can be purchased at the door (as long as supplies last) or pre-buy at Moss Motor in Dillwyn. This event also features a raffle where the lucky winner goes home with a new chain saw. While winter may be over, firewood time will arrive again in early fall so this will certainly come in handy then. Don’t miss out.

The Town of Dillwyn presents a Day of Hope: Paint the Town Purple/ Relay for Life event on Saturday from 10 a.m. until dark. This event will take place at Ellis Acres Memorial Park, 245 Camden Park, Dillwyn and celebrates its fifth year. Come out for games, entertainment and other activities. The event will close with the luminaria ceremony as the soul of Relay for Life. At dusk, there will be quiet remembrance of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Registration can be completed online at http:relayforlife. org/buckinghamva. The programs acknowledge and honor cancer survivors and caregivers. For additional information, contact Donna McRae-Jones at (434) 983-7386.

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Buckingham Community Choir will host a Sunday evening hymn sing on Sunday, at 3 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church. The community is welcome to join in lifting up hymns of the church. All proceeds from the service will be donated to the Alexander Hill Baptist Church preservation project. This site has now been placed on the Historical Register of the State of Virginia. The Buckingham African-American Life and History Society along with Historic Buckingham, Ellis Acres and the United Baptist Association, are all partners in trying to preserve this historical church. Members of the community are asked to join in this effort. New Hope is located at 1909 Cartersville Road in the Gold Hill section of the county. Come support this project and enjoy an old fashioned hymn sing.

The 2018 Livestock & Pasture Management Field Day is scheduled for May 2 from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided). This free event will be held at C-Stock Farm in Scottsville, 8761 Langhorne Road. Hear talks on grazing efficiency and managing pastures for optimum seasonal production. Experts will be on-site to discuss forage utilization, weed management and soil fertility. The day will conclude with a panel discussion to answer any questions from the audience. Please register in advance as space is limited. Contact Mary to reserve your seat by calling (434) 975-0224 Ext. 102 or email mary. eiserman@tjswcd.org.

SHERRI WISE can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail.com or (434) 983-1393.

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