Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

April 17, 2014

 

We are blown away by the generosity of everyone in the community who came to the benefit dinner for Doris April 5. Your kindness, your encouragement and your words of love and support mean more to us than you will ever know. A big “thank you” to Linda Hall for cooking and organizing the dinner and for all the many people who helped in so many ways. Because of all of you, we raised over $4,000! We cannot put into words what this means to our family. Thank you and God bless you all.

~ The Wilbur Mills Family

 

Farrington Ruritan Club is having a BBQ Chicken Dinner at The Old Firehouse Building, 12300 Farrington Road, in Ashland, Saturday, April 19 from noon until sold out. The cost is $10/meal, which includes half a chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, cookies.

All-you-can-eat! Salt fish Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, potatoes, spiced apples, biscuits, cornbread, juice and coffee. Saturday, April 19 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Adults $8 – Ages 4-10 $4. Doswell Ruritan Club, 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell.

Sunday, April 20, the Beaverdam Ruritan Club will host an Easter Sunrise Service with free coffee and donuts at 7 a.m. at the club. Beaverdam United Methodist Church will be officiating. Come as you are or wear your Sunday best and enjoy the fellowship. For more info, visit www.beaverdamruritan.com.

A Talk by Mr. John Kang on the Chinese Theory of Herbal Medicine Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at The Montpelier Center For Arts and Education (Ballroom) hosted by The Hanover Herb Guild.

Flea Market Saturday, May 3 at Doswell Ruritan Club Ball-Field from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $15 per space, with tables $5 each. Bake sale, food and drinks on site. 47” LG HD flat-screen TV Raffle at $2 each, or three for $5. Call Franklin Jones at (804) 370-8577 to reserve space. This event and raffle supports our Scholarship Program. 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell, VA 23047.

The National Day of Prayer will be celebrated in Ashland Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. It will be held on the grounds of the Ashland Town Hall on Thompson Street. It will feature “Prayer, Praise and Music.” Everyone is invited to attend. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket.

The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education will be hosting the Artists in Action Day Saturday, May 3 on the Village Green at the Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be a day for artists to show and sell their handmade crafts, the unveiling of the garden of 1000 ceramic flowers created by students in the western Hanover public schools and the community, glassblowing, printmaking and painting demonstrations and more. This event is free and open to the public. That evening from 6:30-9 p.m., the Center will host the 17th annual Celebration of the Arts in the ballroom at the Center with awards announced for the South Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition and the Young Artists Exhibition. Tickets for the evening event are only $5/person with children under 12 admitted free. Call (804) 883-7378 for information.

The Old Firehouse Concert Series is featuring the “Johnson County Sheriffs” Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Zion Christian Center, 16158 Beaverdam School Road (near the railroad tracks in the village of Beaverdam). The Johnson County Sheriffs have an Appalachian rock and revue and are very talented musicians. This is an outdoor concert, so bring a lawn chair and a picnic. Drinks and snacks are available. Cost is $5 for adults, under the age of 18 is free. The community is invited to attend. Check out the website at www.Zionchurchdoc.org for additional information.

Flea Market Saturday, May 3 at Doswell Ruritan Club Ball-Field from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. $15 per space, with tables $5 each. Bake sale, food and drinks on site. 47” LG HD flat-screen TV Raffle at $2 each, or three for $5. Call Franklin Jones at (804) 370-8577 to reserve space. This event and raffle supports our Scholarship Program. The address for this event is 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell, VA 23047.

The Association for the Preservation of the Beaverdam Depot has planned a fun program re-enacting the Last Raid on the Beaverdam Depot May 10, to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Events will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please respond to BeaverDamRaid150th@gmail if you are interested in sharing relics, living history, or joining our reenactors. We hold organizational meetings every Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the Beaverdam Depot. Please join us!

The Doswell Ruritan Softball League competition will begin Wednesday May 14. Games start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. The concession stand will be open. 16433 N. Washington Highawy, Doswell. Please call Mike Goodman at (804) 227- 3101 to participate.

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