Community support needed
The Buckingham Active Seniors is a fun group of individuals, ages 50 and above, from all backgrounds who come together to share common interests and explore new ones. They do much more than have meetings. They enjoy going on trips and tours, fundraising events, community service projects, celebrations and more. They love to have fun as well as give back to the community — and membership is free. The Buckingham Active Seniors group has grown tremendously since their start in late 2010 and they hope to continue to grow every day. They strive for positive, informative and enjoyable quality programs and events in which members can participate. They are more than just a group; they are a family. Their goals are to provide fun and exciting activities to senior citizens in Buckingham County. They want to educate seniors and make a difference in other people’s lives and the community. Meeting dates are the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Buckingham VFW Hall at 14405 West James Anderson Highway, Buckingham. They welcome you to join and bring a friend.
An artificial insemination training course will be held at The B.A.R.N. facility in Buckingham on Oct. 14-15 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Have you ever wanted to breed your own cows or at least learn the anatomy and physiology behind it? Come to this training course to learn more about anatomy, physiology, heat detection and timing, tank care and semen handling, AI Synchronization and AI techniques. There will be hands on practice with semen handling and breeding cows. For information on registration, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261. Register by Sept. 27.
The Southside Pregnancy Support Center needs your help. They are so grateful for their faithful, generous supporters. As you consider how you would like to support the center, they would ask that you please keep in mind the following needs: baby cribs, high chairs, bouncy seats, portable cribs and exercise jump seats. Everyone knows that baby equipment is expensive, but so many clients are in need of safe, quality items to help them in their parenting journey. And as the center tries to reach new clients, the first question often asked by those clients is if there is help to procure a safe-sleep solution for their baby. Consider a donation if you can. For more information, call (434) 392-8483. A local office is now open in Dillwyn.
Buckingham 4-H is looking for donations of gently used Legos sets for two upcoming after-school programs. If you have some your children have outgrown, send them their way. Contact the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261 for more information.
Support your local FFA chapter by eating at McDonalds. On Sept. 17 from 4-7 p.m., Dillwyn McDonald’s will donate a portion of its proceeds to benefit the Buckingham FFA chapters. This fund drive helps offset costs of leadership training, annual conference and other chapter activities. What a good night to enjoy a Big Mac.
The Christian Outreach Thrift Store in Arvonia is doing a trial run this month being open on Mondays, constituting an additional day the store is open. This ministry supports people in their desperate time of need. Support this outreach in our community. The store is located at 23878 N. James Madison Highway.
Sherri Wise is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. She can be reached at email@example.com.