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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

August 18, 2016


Happy middle of August! I know that Hanover County schools haven’t reopened, but some of our neighboring counties have returned to school, so in your travels please watch out for the children and the big yellow buses! I know you will, but just thought I would remind everyone as it may be a surprise that summer is over for some!
Zion will be hosting another Cruise-In at the church Saturday, Aug. 20. It will start at 5 p.m. Anything with wheels that someone would like to show off is welcome. No charge to participate. Fun for the whole family. A People’s Choice awards will be given each night between 7 and 7:30 p.m.
There will be oldies music with a DJ, $1 chili-dogs, fresh popped popcorn and canned drinks for 50 cents each. Other refreshments will be available for a modest charge. You can see pictures from previous year’s Cruise Ins at
Zion is located in downtown Beaverdam at 16158 Beaverdam School Road. For additional info, call (804) 440-6669.
Beat the HEAT – Scream B-I-N-G-O this Friday, Aug. 19 at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club 18002 Teman Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., the A/C will be blasting – Cash Bingo plus door prizes from Mayor Candidate Tom Checkosky. Yummy concessions ready by 6:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. $20 admission. Smoke free – family friendly. Proceeds to benefit Honorary Mayor of Beaverdam Campaign. Only three weeks until the fourth annual B’dam BrewJAM Craft Beer Festival, Saturday Sept. 10 from noon to 6 p.m. Live music, unique vendors with amazing craft beer and cider. Check out for more information.
Beaverdam After School is a program that serves Beaverdam area children and their families. It is a school-age child-care program for children in grades K-5. The program operates on all school days (Monday through Friday) from bus drop-off until 6 p.m. during the school year. Program content includes academic assistance (tutoring, homework help, and mentoring), team-building, anti-drugs, anti-bullying, recreation, as well as a strong focus on arts and creative development.
Children must be picked up no later than 6 p.m. $1 per minute will be charged after 6 p.m.
They follow the Hanover County Public Schools calendar. In observation of half-days, BDAS will have extended hours.
Day camps will be offered for some scheduled school closings at an additional cost with sign-ups provided in advance. The full calendar, including closed on holidays, will be available on our website closer to the start of the school year.
Tuition and supply/activity fees: Registration is $50 (covers supplies, start-up costs), Tuition is $90/week. Partial week – minus $10 per day. Check out the website for more information at
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!