Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

October 16, 2014


If you received an invitation to this year’s Christmas Mother Tea please take note that the date should have been Thursday, Oct. 23, not Wednesday. Thanks!

The 11th annual Central Virginia Stanley Family Reunion will take place Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 15583 Coatesville Road, Beaverdam. Bring a dish to share for lunch and family pictures. RSVP (804) 803-8456 or (804) 883-6448.

All-you-can-eat! Salt fish Breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Includes eggs, bacon, apples, biscuits, cornbread, potatoes, juice and coffee. $9 adults, $4.50 ages 4-10. Doswell Community Center – 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell.

It has been 35 years since the first Fork Church cookbook was published. Their new cookbook is out with modern and healthy recipes. Also included are some of the old “heritage” recipes from the original cookbook. They actually have three of the original committee members helping with the new version. The Iron Horse and Suzanne’s contributed recipes to the book. The book includes history and photos of many of the historical homes in Hanover. The cover is from an original watercolor by Virginia artist David Gill. They are selling for $21.95 and will be sold every Sunday at the Church. They will also be sold at the Fall Bazaar at Church of our Savior in Montpelier Oct. 18. They can also email me at to arrange for a copy.

The Montpelier Ruritans will be cooking and selling their famous Brunswick Stew Oct. 18 at the Montpelier Ruritan Building located at the Old Montpelier School. It will be ready for purchase and pick up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $7 per quart with the proceeds used to fund scholarships at Patrick Henry High School. If you would like to pre-order your stew, call Dick Jones at (804) 883-6670 prior to sale day.

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit our Scholarship Program. Includes bread, salad, drinks and dessert. Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. $8 adults, $4 ages 4-10. Take-out plates available. Doswell Ruritan Club 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell.

The Friends of the Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library are inviting readers, collectors and bargain shoppers to their biannual book sale Friday, Oct. 31 from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a Preview Sale for FOL members Friday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. The sale will be located in the Hanover Parks and Recreation Building, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane, Montpelier (next to the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education). Donations are gladly accepted. One-hundred percent of your donation goes to support the community library and library programs.

My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.

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