Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

April 17, 2014


Is your Easter bonnet ready? I love seeing ladies and girls that wear colorful Easter hats and outfits. This week is a very special one for Christians to celebrate. If you don’t have a church of your own, please look in the Herald-Progress and choose one to visit. I am sure you’ll be very welcome at any of our community places of worship.

A huge shout of congratulations goes out to Traci Freeman, who was selected as the Henry Clay Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Look at her photo and you have to smile because she shows all the pride and joy she has for obtaining this status. We have so many great teachers in our country. Please write to me about a teacher you truly appreciate and why.

Sharon Chidsey wants us all to be aware of the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 1. Ashland is celebrating it on Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Ashland Town Hall on Thompson Street. It will feature “Prayer, Praise and Music.” Everyone is invited to attend. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. You may want to arrive early to enjoy additional music and surprise refreshments!

The MS Walk takes place April 26 at Innsbrook. Call (804) 591-3037 for more information or to register. If you’d like to walk with Dana’s friends, you may send a donation directly to 8132 Cool Summer Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Any amount, great or small, helps to make a difference in the lives of people with MS.

Also, on April 26, there will be the fifth annual CASA Superhero Run at St. Joseph’s Villa to benefit abused children. Young and old are invited to wear hero costumes as they run. Contact for more information. There will be prizes for costumes and race winners and I’ve been told it’s a great time and a good flat race course.

If you missed the Haiti-Palooza, as I did, you can send a donation if you wish.  The Patricia Sullivan Haitian Outreach Foundation held its fifth annual benefit gala to benefit the men, women, and children of Haiti Saturday, April 12. Go to the website if you’d like to help out.

Have you always wanted to know more about herbs and their medicinal affects? April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Montpelier Center For Arts and Education (Ballroom), there will be a talk by Mr. John Kang on the Chinese Theory of Herbal Medicine. This is hosted by The Hanover Herb Guild. Call Georgia Brown (804) 301-8289 with questions.

It may seem like a long time off, but Hanover Writers are receiving registration forms from authors reserving their space for the Hanover Book Festival Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Open to the Public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It takes place at the Liberty Christian School Gymnasium at 8094 Liberty Circle, Mechanicsville. Register to participate now by going to and downloading the registration form.

Whatever you do this week, please send me your news and good thoughts about spring at or call (804) 746-9142 and leave a message. Happy Easter! Eat lots of chocolate and jelly beans!

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