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Fundraising for neighbors

The Cumberland County Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a benefit baked spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the fire house located at 30 Old Buckingham Road, Cumberland. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Welcome home to Linda Miles of Cumberland who spent July 22-Aug. 7 in the hospital. She is said to be doing well as of this writing.

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

Happy belated birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: Eleanor Newton of New Canton on Saturday, Aug. 3, Gary Albrecht of Arvonia Sunday, Aug. 4, Cheyeen Gough of Wingina on Wednesday, Aug. 7, CeCe Waycaster of Powhatan and Charlotte Layne of Wingina both having birthdays on Monday, Aug. 12, Dorothy Jones 98th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and Jane Cooke of Cumberland on Thursday, Aug. 15.

A nice crowd attended the former Craddock Terry annual shoe factory breakfast meeting at Teresa’s Place, Dillwyn, on Saturday, Aug. 10. Everyone enjoyed a nice time and is now looking forward to the 2020 meeting.

On Sunday, Aug. 18, at 12:30 p.m., Cedar Baptist Church located at 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn, will be hosting a benefit chicken barbecue complete with sides, a dessert and a cold drink for a donation for cancer patient Angie Davis Danly, who is not able to work at this time due to her aggressive health issues. For further information contact Pat Allen at (434) 983-3158.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: Stacy Givens of Cumberland on Saturday, Aug. 17, Barry Miles of Cumberland who will be 56 years young on Sunday, Aug. 18, Mattie Bell Gilliam of Dillwyn and Pauline Shores of Cartersville both having birthdays on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and Bonnie McCoy of Appomattox on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Don’t miss the 32nd Annual Virginia Catfish Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 4-7 p.m. at the Farmville Sports Arena, 1328 Zion Hill Road, Farmville, sponsored by Southside Shrine Club. There will be bluegrass music by Country Proud. Lots of good food such as fresh catfish fillet, chicken fingers, coleslaw, baked beans and beverages. Catered by The Fishin Pig of Farmville. Tickets available at C & L Machine and Welding in Farmville, Barry Miles in Cumberland at (804) 492-5806 or cell (434) 315-4181, Charles Puckett Ins. Agency in Farmville at (434) 223-8738 or any Shriners club member. All proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospital For Children. Everyone is welcome.

Belfast Baptist Church located 2169 Bible Road, Crewe, will be hosting their annual homecoming services on Sunday, Aug. 18. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Jeremy Anderson from Kearnersville, North Carolina. This will be followed by lunch in the church fellowship hall. The day will conclude at 2 p.m. with Southern Gospel Music at it’s best featuring Becon Call from Roanoke. Everyone welcome.

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

ANNIE MAY MILES is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. She can be reached at fatcat091@verizon.net.