Publisher’s Notebook — We serve

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Farmville Lions Club is just one of the many service clubs in our area that are near and dear to my heart. Their motto is “We Serve,” and serve they do! Chartered in 1923, the Lions Club founding members devoted their efforts to supporting community organizations that focused on the area’s amenities for residents, visitors and commercial enterprises. Today, the club has expanded its service and support reach to include vision, hearing and organizations that provide support to those in need in our community. In October, the club debuted its latest fundraiser — a Shrimp Fest. From all reports, a great time was had by all and this is an event you will want to put on your calendar for next year. Turn to Page 11 for more of the story. 

A challenge that presents itself for many a cook each November is what to do with all the Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. In this edition, Alexa Massey has some creative ways to repurpose green beans, stuffing and turkey. Her recipe for Thanksgiving fettuccine Alfredo with crispy stuffing breadcrumbs and garlic green beans sounds absolutely delicious. 

For those of you who enjoy history we have a real treat for you this month. The Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society has graciously shared a presentation by Kay Whitfield and Caroline Stowers on the history of historic homes on High Street. This series focuses on the 600 block of High Street. Turn to Page 20 and explore not only what was, but how the homes look today. 

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Betty Ramsey is publisher of Farmville the Magazine.