Students take snow tubing trip to Wintergreen

Published 9:55 am Thursday, February 14, 2019

Concord Baptist Church sponsored the church’s college student group with a snow tubing trip to Wintergreen on Sunday, Jan. 27. Fourteen students from Longwood University enjoyed the trip that day, followed by dinner on the way home at Cracker Barrell in Lynchburg. Becky Beasley, who is one of the adult leaders of the group stated that, “it was the iciest conditions we’ve ever experienced which made the tubing super fast.”

The Buckingham Library is having a Doll Tea Party on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. Children under 12 years old are can bring their favorite doll to a tea party. There will be a story followed by games, a craft project, and a photo booth. Tea, lemonade and snacks will be served. Email with any food allergies or questions. The Buckingham Library is located at 1140 Main St., Dillwyn.

The 2019 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest, sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. and Virginia 4-H, deadline is fast approaching. To participate in the essay contest, please identify one unique varietal to your state and discuss the flower’s uniqueness and how beekeepers can effectively market that varietal, as each jar of honey reflects an unrepeatable combination of climate, soil, weather and flowers. Each state has unique honey varietals that beekeepers can market to their customers. In your essay, include a photo of the varietal’s flower, an interview with a local beekeeper who collects this varietal and a recipe that highlights the varietal. Personal interviews with beekeepers and others familiar with the subject are valued sources of information and should be documented. An essential judging criterion is the scope of research put forth in developing the ideas behind the essay — accounting for 40 percent of the score. The number of sources consulted, the authority of the sources and the variety of the sources are all evaluated. The deadline date is Feb. 25. This is a great opportunity for your 4-H’ers with cash prizes for the top three winners in the state being offered and the state winner will go on to compete nationally. If you have questions or you need more information call (540) 231-1173 or email

Do you own a farm, small business, rental properties or land? The Virginia Cooperative Extension-Cumberland office is offering a free workshop on Setting Up and Maintaining a Limited Liability Company (LLC) on Feb. 27 from 1:30–4:30 p.m. at the Randolph VFD at 2145 Cumberland Road, Farmville. Learn about the insurance, tax and legal considerations for setting up and maintaining a limited liability company. Learn how a LLC can help protect your estate from lawsuits, creditors, predators, and disgruntled family members. It can also allow you to gift a portion of your farm, business, land, or estate to family members yet still maintain control. Register today by calling Dana Plumley at the Cumberland Extension office at (804) 492-4390 or email her at

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