Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

September 18, 2014


Greetings, Mechanicsville!

If you went to Lee-Davis in the 60s you will surely want to attend the big class reunion for all classes from 1959 thru 1969 at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge at Cold Harbor and Bell Creek Roads. Tickets at $15 are available at Colonial Mobile Auto Glass and Mechanicsville Drugstore. There is sure to be a lot of “rock-‘n-roll and remembering” going Sept. 20 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Very special congratulations go to the Slash Christian Church community, who celebrated their 285th anniversary Sunday, Sept.14. Special speakers spoke of its history. Slash Christian is the oldest colonial wood church in Virginia.

Congratulations to Erin Adams for being named Hanover Teacher of the Year for 2015. Erin teaches a third-grade class at Laurel Meadow Elementary School in Mechanicsville. She is now eligible for the Region I Superintendent’s Teacher of the Year Award. We’re proud of you, Erin!

Every year when we get closer to the holidays we may remember how last year we decided to do something really humble and gratifying in 2014. Below are volunteer opportunities to serve the Salvation Army. You can be a Seasonal Customer Service Rep: Answer a dedicated phone line to respond to and assist clients requesting social service assistance through our Christmas programs. Registration – Oct. 13-17; 20-24; 27-31. Meet one-on-one with clients, who are signing up for Christmas Assistance, enter family data into the computer database. Two shifts are available daily: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and noon to 4:30 p.m. 12 volunteers are needed for each shift. Tri-Cities: 9 a.m. to noon. 10 volunteers needed daily.
You may have wondered how to go about being an Angel Tree Host. This opportunity to volunteer lasts from Nov. 10 – Dec. 10. You may assist with the adoption of Angels and accept gifts that are being returned at one of the mall locations in the Richmond area (Chesterfield Town Center, Regency, Short Pump, Stony Point, and Virginia Center Commons). Shifts are: 10 a.m. to noon; noon to 2 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tri-Cities: One mall location (South Park Mall).
Every week a newsletter with information and volunteer opportunities is distributed, please click to see this week’s newsletter… You can also click to sign up or to receive these newsletters. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joanna Brown, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator –The Salvation Army Central Virginia Area Command (804) 591-3826 – Office (804) 305-2362.

If you know of ways to do good things during the holiday, please send news and information to me at or call (804) 746-9142. Lets make the coming holiday season more meaningful than ever. All other news is welcome and nothing is too small for this column.

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