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Fall festivals

The Cumberland County Volunteer Fire Department located at 30 Old Buckingham Road, Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Brunswick stew and flea market on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 a.m. Donations accepted by any firefighter or auxiliary member. All proceeds go to the Cumberland County Volunteer Fire Department. Stew will be ready at noon. For pre-orders call Sandi at (804) 492-5790. Vendors are welcome. We appreciate your support.

A surprise birthday lunch was given Sunday, Sept. 30, in honor of Virginia Boyle’s 86th birthday held at her home in Cumberland. A nice crowd attended with lots of food, fun and fellowship.

Cumberland County Landfill Awareness Committee will have a community meeting concerning the proposed landfill to learn more and receive information about the stand against this issue. For further information visit its website at LoveCentraVA. Com or Facebook page at FB.me/LoveCentralVA also email NoMegaLandfill@LoveCentralVA.com. The next meeting will be held on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Center located at 45 S. and Davenport Road.

Our sympathy is extended to the Furry family of Bridgewater. Don Furry went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 28. He will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife Dot Jones Furry formerly from Farmville.

Payne Memorial UMC located at 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland will be hosting a free luncheon and devotional speaker each month from noon to 1 p.m. The next scheduled event will be held on Wednesday with guest speaker the Rev. Irma Watson speaking on the topic “Choosing Life – Being on God’s Side.” Payne Memorial Baptist Church family and various churches and individuals in the community provide the meals each month.

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting is held every second Tuesday unless otherwise announced at 7 p.m. in the Cumberland County Court Room.

Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to Howard (Dick) Dale Midkiff of Wingina, Gladys Banton of Scottsville, Elizabeth Randolph of Farmville and Doris Lesueur of Dillwyn all on Friday, Oct. 5.

Happy anniversary wishes go out this week to a very special couple Dan “Shot” and Betty Jo Lesueur of Dillwyn on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Cedar Baptist Church located 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn welcomes everyone to their annual Harvest Festival Sunday, from noon-3 p.m. There will be hotdogs, soups, ice cream sundaes, bounce house, hayrides, cakewalks, face painting and more. Bring the whole family for lots of fun and fellowship. For more information contact Pat Allen at (434) 983-3158.

Due to Hurricane Florence the 2018 annual fall Miles Family Reunion was rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at Golden Corral in Richmond on Southside. All family members and guest are welcome to attend.

Buckingham Baptist Church located 24234 N. James Madison Hwy., New Canton will be hosting a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. to benefit building and grounds. Activities to include delicious stew, cakewalk, games and activities will be provided for the children, special music by “All Problems Solved” featuring Floyd Reid and Worm Patterson and a car show. Classes to include Ford, Chevy, Dodge and imports. There will be first, second and third place in each class. People’s choice and best in show trophies will be given out. For car show entries contact Travis Toney at (434) 996-0941 and for other parts of the festival Jo Lang at (434) 547-5396.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting their regular monthly meeting Saturday, at 1 p.m. at Shiloh New Covenant Church located on U.S. Route 60 approximately 5 miles east of Cumberland Court House, at 665 Anderson Hwy. All members are asked to bring a covered dish for the meal. The October program with guest speaker for the Gideons, Wayne Davenport will follow the meal. For further information or to learn more about the group, contact President Barry Miles at home (804) 492-5806 or cell (434) 315-4181.

A speedy recovery is sent out to all those who are sick and shut-in.

Did you know that an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

ANNIE MAY MILES is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. Her email address is fatcat091@verizon.net.