Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

April 2, 2015


Congratulations to Hanover School Superintendent, Jamelle S. Wilson, who has been named the 2015 Region l Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS). Mechanicsville is proud of Dr. Wilson, and we hope she will go all the way to be the national winner. Excellent leadership is one of the reasons we love our Hanover schools.

Congratulations also to Miss Mechanicsville 2015, Emmy England. Emmy is a junior at Atlee High School and sang “Have I Told You Lately” during the contest. We’ll be seeing a lot of Emmy during openings, festivals parades, and other events this year.

Did you know that there is a free clinic (including dental and eye services) open every Tuesday evening at Shady Grove United Methodist Church. For more info, call (804) 559-0486. We have some wonderful volunteers in our area making sure to take care of our own.

From Heather Nelson: “It’s official! (Richmond Area Biking Association) RABA has a team for Bike MS: Ride Virginia and we’d love to have you join us. Riders of all levels and paces are welcome and all distances. Choose from: One-day 25- or 50-mile ride (June 7); Two-day 75- or 100-mile per day ride (June 6-7). Let’s ride to fight MS together.” Go to to register.

Some of the alumni of Washington-Henry High School meet monthly to have breakfast. They were treated to a huge and delightful breakfast by the staff of Washington-Henry Elementary School. (The high school closed in 1959.) This breakfast group loves to get together and talk about old times and new. Along the way it was decided that whoever wanted could put in a little cash each month and give it to their alma mater at the end of a year. Besides breakfast, these folks were treated to music by some of the present WHES students who sang to them and gave them Valentine cards of thanks. Old and young seem to have a precious bond with their school.

MCEF is asking for your help. During Spring Break week (April 6-10), help is needed to pick up furniture. Lynn Saunders is hoping for some “young muscles” to add to the experienced and over 18-year-old volunteers with trucks. Throughout April there will be food drives at all schools that will come to the MCEF Pantry. Sorting and shelving of food is always needed. If you have some time to give to this great cause, please call Lynn, community liaison, MCEF at (804) 334-6590 or Pat Hubert at (804) 449-2612.  Also call if you are interested in volunteering at the Richmond Race April 24 and 25.

Is your Easter bonnet ready? Not too many ladies wear hats anymore, but we still have many traditions. This week is Holy Week, a very spiritual time that preceeds Easter Sunday for many of our neighbors. Be sure to look through the Herald-Progress for services to attend and Easter egg hunts for the younger set.

We’d love to hear how your family celebrates Easter or Passover. Please write me at or call (804) 746-9142 and leave a message. Enjoy your special traditions!

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