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Have a safe and happy Fourth of July

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 5.

All those planning to attend the service should drive into the parking lot and remain in their cars throughout the service, having no contact with individuals while there and must leave following the service.

Hatcher Baptist Church of Cumberland will be hosting an in-house worship service Sunday, July 5, at 9 a.m. for those 60 years and older. Those 59 years and younger will attend the in-house worship service at 11 a.m. Those attending the in-house worship services must sit with their families and remain six feet apart from other individuals or families. Those who are attending one or the other of these services, and still feel uncomfortable going in, may remain in their cars and tune their car radio to FM 87.9 to hear the service. Also at 6 p.m., there will be a drive-in parking lot service for all ages. Those planning to attend the service should drive into the parking lot and remain in their cars or sit outside their vehicles with a lawn chair with their families.

Our sympathy is sent out this week to the Bowman family of Rice. Riley David Bowman Sr., age 88 of Rice, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 22. He will be missed by his friends and family

Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 6277 Cartersville Road located in New Canton, will be having a virtual VBS this year. The theme will be Rocky Railway. There will be five days of lessons and activities along with snacks the week of July 13 – 17. Activity packets may be picked up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Saturday, July 11, from noon to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from noon to 3 p.m. Instructions and videos will be on the church website and can be accessed through Facebook for each day. Please begin registering ASAP. Registration may be completed at the church website www. mt-zionbaptistchurch. com the church’s Facebook page or email the church at kimlightfoot@aol.com. For more information, call 434- 581-1024.

The 2020 Five County Fair of Farmville has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Victory Baptist Church located at 4339 Salem Road Spout Springs will be hosting an in- house worship service Sunday, July 5, beginning at 10 a.m., with bluegrass gospel music at its best featuring “The Old Time Gospel Singers” of Crewe. This will be followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Families may sit together with distances of six feet from the next individual or family. People who are uncomfortable coming to this service may attend a drive-in parking lot service at 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Jeff Worley and the entire congregation invites all to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Jeff at 434-942-4652 or 434- 283-4657.

The 2020 Annual Scottsville Day Parade and other activities, including fireworks after dark, has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The monthly meeting of the Buckingham County Christian Association scheduled for Monday July 13 at 5 p.m. at Merk’s Place Restaurant has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Fireworks after dark and all other related activities that were scheduled for Friday, July 3, at the Farmville Municipal Airport have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Cedar Baptist Church at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn will have drive-in worship service Sunday, July 5, at 10. There will also be an 11:15 worship service inside the church sanctuary. Anyone attending the inside service will be asked to wear a mask.

All those planning to attend the service should drive into the parking lot and remain in their cars throughout the duration of the service having no contact with individuals while there and must leave following the service.

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton has canceled its July 12 homecoming service and activities due to COVID-19.

The annual 100-mile yard sale scheduled for Saturday, July 4, has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The 33rd Annual Virginia Catfish Festival sponsored by the Southside Shriner’s Club to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children for 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This weekend being the Fourth of July Independence Day weekend celebration, let us be thankful for those men and women who have fought, and continue to fight for our country’s freedom.

From our home to yours, have a happy, safe holiday weekend.

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