Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

March 5, 2015


Ruritan Board Members

The new 2014 Beaverdam Ruritan Club Board of Directors has taken office. They include (pictured from left to right) Betty Lee Stanley, Chesapeake District, Zone 7 Governor, who inducted the officers; Rose Little, President; David Luck, Vice-President; Angelica Valencia, Secretary; Scott Schoenhut, Treasurer; Joe Nuckols, 3rd Year Director (not pictured); Scott “Bubba” Mallory, 2nd Year Director; and Sharon Luck, 1st Year Director. For more information about the club or if you are interested in becoming a member, please refer to or call (804) 986-8970.

Happy March! Don’t forget to change your clocks this weekend; we spring forward and hopefully spring forward to springtime weather along with changing our clocks!

The Doswell Ruritan Club will have an all-you-can-eat Salt fish breakfast with eggs, bacon, apples, biscuits, cornbread, potatoes, juice and hot coffee. Cost is $9 for adults and ages 4 through 10 are $4.50. This will happen Saturday, March 21 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Take-out plates are available as well. The location is 16433 North Washington Highway, Doswell.

Beaverdam Ruritans are planning ahead and looking forward to summer. The 39th annual Beaverdam Independence Day Parade is Saturday, July 4 starting in the heart of Beaverdam and landing at Ruritan Park. Anyone and everyone can be in the parade. Sign up when you line up. The Ruritans are seeking suggestions for this year’s Grand Marshall; nominations will be accepted until May 1; send ideas to or post on Facebook page, or just tell a Ruritan they are your neighbors. More details to come about the parade in the upcoming months. Also in the works are the details for the third annual B’dam Brew JAM, information at

Hunter safety classes will begin at the Montpelier Ruritan building soon. Mark your calendars for the following classes: March 5, 12, and 19. Class times are from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and the instructor is Frank Overbey. To register go to

Beaverdam Depot Handmade Craft Show will take place March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaverdam Depot, 16199 Beaverdam School Road. Gearing up for spring! Join us for the second Beaverdam Depot Handmade Craft Show. Shop among local artists and crafters. All things made by hand, nothing manufactured. If you are interested in being a vendor for this event, please contact Christine Ishler via email at

Beaverdam Wine Festival April 11 beginning at 11 a.m. at the John Lewis Thompson Learning Center & Pops Country Store Museum, 19419 Beaver Dam Road, Beaverdam. Fourth annual Beaverdam Wine Festival. Local wineries. Local vendors. Local bands. Great food. Museum and Depot open to public. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the country air. Visit for tickets. This event benefits Beaverdam Depot and the Beaverdam Heritage Days Foundation. This festival cannot be beat! Vendor applications can be downloaded at

The Friends of the Montpelier Branch Library have set the dates for their book sales for 2015. The book sales are their primary fundraiser for the branch and they invite shoppers, browsers and collectors of all ages and interests. They have a large selection of books, both hardcover and paperbacks. Cost is simply a donation. Monies collected are used to sponsor various library activities throughout the year including Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Extravaganza and the Summer Reading Challenge.

Spring 2015 will be held in the Montpelier Center Ballroom (across the hall from the library) Friday, April 10 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Preview Sale for members Friday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Please let me know if you have news you’d like to share, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.

Have a great week!

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