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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

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October 8, 2015


Isn’t it wonderful to finally see the sun shining again? Let’s be thankful that the hurricane spared us but pray for all the folks that were affected by the weather this week. We have lots going on in our community, so let’s get started with the latest!
All-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by the Independence Ruritan Club Saturday, Oct. 10, from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. to benefit Hanover Christmas Mother. Breakfast includes: salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice only $9 for adults. The Ruritan Club Community House is located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland). For more information, call (804) 798-6579.
Kicking off the season, Beaverdam Ruritan Club will host a “Spooktacular Fall Fest” Saturday, Oct. 17, at Ruritan Park. Free Family Fun starting at 5:30 p.m. with games, a cakewalk, candy, costume contest and more. Activities go until 8:30 p.m. Fun and food for all ages. Beaverdam Ruritan Club is located at 18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam. More information is available at This is a smoke-free building; donations of canned goods for local families will be collected for WHEAT.
The Doswell Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor their annual Turkey Shoot beginning Friday, Oct. 16, with signups promptly at 6:45 p.m., and each Friday after that through Nov. 20. Food will be available, so please come out and support your local fire department and have some fun!
Zion Christian Church (DOC) in Beaverdam will be having a Fall Festival “Trunk or Treat” Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the whole community. Come and enjoy games, prizes, a cakewalk, plenty of candy, “Trunk or Treat,” plus free hot dogs, chips and drink. Fun for the whole family!
A baked potato dinner will take place Friday evening, Oct. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner will include a huge baked potato with all the fixins, salad, drink and dessert. Only $8 for adults, and a hot dog dinner will be available for children for only $4. Take-out dinners will be available. All profits from the dinner will go to purchase new winter coats and shoes for elementary-age children in western Hanover County. Zion is located in downtown Beaverdam at 16158 Beaver Dam School Road. See the website at for additional information.
The AARP Hanover Chapter #5335 will once again be holding a Community Yard Sale Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is their second annual yard sale event and everyone that has joined them has gone home pleasantly pleased. Rental spaces are available for $15 per 11’ x 11’ space, larger for a two-space order. To be held at the corner of Route 1 and College Avenue, in Ashland. Rain date: Oct. 17. For an application or to register, call Apphia Downing at (804) 798-1373.
The Friends of the Montpelier Library will have a book sale in November. Nov. 6, there’s a member preview sale from 10 a.m. until noon, the public sale will be at 6 p.m. and then again Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The sale will be held in the Hanover Parks and Recreation building next to the library. Also, they are currently holding a quilt raffle. One ticket is $2. Three tickets are $5. The drawing will be held Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Friends of the Library meeting. The quilt is on the display at the library. All proceeds will support the PRL programs, projects, and library legislation that enrich our community.
Please let me know if you have news you’d like to share, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.
Have a great week!