Herald News Briefs: Caucus called, people set to ‘Adopt a Senior’

The Prince Edward Democratic Committee has called a caucus for later this month. The group announced it would hold a caucus on Monday, April 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. for the caucus, which is for members of the Prince Edward Democratic Committee or those willing to sign the membership form. The goal here is to elect five delegates and five alternatives to the Fifth District Convention, to be held at the Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra, at 11 a.m. on May 18. 

Library sets Poem in Your Pocket Day

April is National Poetry Month and once again this year, the Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library will celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day. Library officials have set the event this year for Thursday, April 18. 

The idea was created back in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all 50 U.S. states, encouraging individuals around the country to participate.

The Friends of the Library will distribute rolled and ribboned poems to participating businesses in downtown Farmville. On Thursday, April 18, you can pick up a free poem and slip it into your pocket or purse. Poems will also be available at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library as well as at the Greenwood Library at Longwood University, the Bortz Library at Hampden-Sydney College, and at Centra Southside Community Hospital.

Sailor’s Creek to help with genealogy

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will present an Introduction to Basic Genealogical Research seminar on Saturday, April 13.Genealogy is today the second most popular hobby, ranking second only to gardening. During the presentation, attendees will learn about some of the methodology and available tools to begin a genealogy search for the family and/or loved ones. The presentation, which begins at 1 p.m., will be free to the public. Reservations are not required. For additional information, call the park office today at (804) 561-7510 or e-mail SailorsCreek@DCR.Virginia.gov. Sailor’s Creek is located at 6541 Saylers Creek Road in Rice. 

Farmville Rehab asks people to ‘Adopt a Senior’ 

Prince Edward County’s Cooperative Extension is accepting donations to distribute to the 112 residents at the Farmville Rehabilitation Center. Donations are due by Tuesday, April 9, with needed items including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, shaving cream, chapstick, lipstick, pens, pencils, washable markers, crayons, colored pencils, paper, activity books like crossword puzzles and word searches, balms, lotions, grip socks and house shoes.

You can drop off any supplies like that to the Extension office at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. For more information, call 434-392-4246 or email sheldae@vt.edu.

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