Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

September 18, 2014

 

Hello, everybody! Hope all is well in your corner of the county. Isn’t this early hint of fall lovely? Don’t know what the Farmer’s Almanac would make of it, but the acorns are already falling, fast and furiously, over at Casa Webster. Our neighbor’s pig (who occasionally wanders over to eat his fill of them) certainly isn’t complaining about this seasonal turn of events!

Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Jimmy Elliott, sporting a snazzy paper chapeau Sept. 20.

Three cheers for the Rockville Renegades baseball team, just back from a fantastic tournament trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. The boys played six great games, facing opposing teams from California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Washington. The team finished in the top 30 out of 104 teams!

Carlos Cervantes led the hitting (.750 batting average 5 home runs), followed by Ben Knouse (.571 batting average, 7 home runs), Drew Thornton (.519 batting average, 2 home runs), Scott Gilman (.517 batting average, 4 home runs) and Jack Fox (.500 batting average and 3 home runs). Carlos Cervantes, Scott Gilman, Wyatt Stanley and Tyler Williams all served as starting pitchers.

The team also took a side trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the entire team, and watch this space (and the sports pages of the H-P!) for more on these future baseball superstars as the years roll along.

Fall is just about here, and that means it’s time for Lloyd Family Farms to offer the premier autumn experience for family and friends. The farm opens to the public this Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. until dusk every Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss the fun including hayrides, pony rides, a corn maze, pick-your-own-pumpkins (from one of the area’s largest patches), farm animals, and more.

Food is available for purchase for a nominal fee. Sip cider by the campfire, or take home some farm fresh eggs, too. Lloyd Family Farms is located at 12204 Pinhook Road in Rockville. For more info, call (804) 387-0068.

Our friends at Keenbell Farm host their annual Family Farm Day this Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keenbell Farm is located at 18437 Vontay Road. See cows and chickens, learn about sustainable farming practices, enjoy wagon rides, farm tours, children’s activities, equipment displays and more. Spend the day with your local farmers at this great free event! Call (804) 767-0530 for more info.

The United Methodist Women of Gum Spring United Methodist Church will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the church grounds, 191 Cross Country Road in nearby Gum Spring. Treasures galore will be available! Call (804) 556-3494 for details.

Got news to share? Rockville would love to hear it. Send your news, events, and more, preferably at least two weeks in advance, to aint_it_the_80s@yahoo.com or call (804) 749-3401. Enjoy your week!