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Area Christmas parades set

Payne Memorial UMC, 50 Stoney Point Road, will be hosting a Christmas Cantata at 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 1.

A large crowd attended the annual Thanksgiving luncheon at the home of James and Virginia Boyles on Sunday, Nov. 24. Everyone enjoyed a great time together.

Come and enjoy Lights at The Park (Bear Creek Lake State Park) 22 Bear Creek Lake Road, Cumberland, for a drive through light show on Dec. 6-8 and 13-15 from 5-7:30 p.m. Admission fees will be waived with a new unwrapped toy or monetary donation to benefit Cumberland Christmas Mother. Activities to include on Saturday, Dec. 7 and 14, s’mores and cocoa from 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Hall. S’mores kits available for a nominal donation. On Sunday, Dec. 8 there will be a pancake supper with Santa from 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Hall for a donation. There will also be ornaments for sale.

Correction: Special happy anniversary wishes go out to James and Virginia Boyles of Cumberland who celebrated 67 years of marriage on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will be hosting their regular monthly meeting on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Center located at 45 South and Davenport Road in Cumberland. The purpose of this meeting is to inform Cumberland County residents and surrounding counties with updated information as to why this mega landfill will be detrimental to everyone. All are welcome to attend.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: Wilburn Whitehead of Buckingham on Saturday, Nov. 30, Nicole Dickson of Cumberland on Tuesday, Dec. 3, Daniel Morris of Dillwyn and Tony Clifton of Appomattox both on Thursday, Dec. 5.

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.

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

Cedar Baptist Church located 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn, will be hosting its annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “It’s CHRISTmas.” This will be followed by refreshments in the Church Fellowship Hall. Pastor Tommy Armstrong and the entire congregation welcome all to attend.

Browns Chapel United Methodist Church located at 1711 Gravel Hill Road, Dillwyn, will be hosting its annual Christmas Program on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. This year’s Theme is “Heavenly Harald.” This will be followed by light refreshments in the Church Fellowship Hall. Pastor Evelyn Penn and the entire congregation welcome all to attend.

Victory Baptist Church located 4339 Salem Road, Spout Springs, will be hosting its annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. The title of the program is “The Heavenly Visitor.” Also, the church will be having a live nativity on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pastor Jeff Worley and the entire congregation welcome all to attend.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association will be hosting its annual Christmas banquet on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall located on Route 60 at 14405 West James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham. All members and their guests are welcome to attend and asked to bring a covered dish with the meats and drinks furnished by the association. Following will be door prizes, election of officers and guest speaker for devotional time will be the Rev. Billy Swan. For further information contact President Barry Miles at (804) 492- 5806 or (434) 315-4181.

Christmas Parade lineup will be as follows: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. the Farmville Jaycee Christmas Parade; Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. the Crewe Christmas Parade; Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. the Keysville Christmas Parade; Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. Appomattox Christmas Parade; Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. Amelia Christmas Parade; Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Cumberland Christmas Parade; Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. Blackstone Christmas Parade; Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Powhatan Christmas Parade; and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. will be Dillwyn Christmas Parade.

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