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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

July 28, 2016


They are back by popular demand! The West Hanover Band is hosting a country/gospel/bluegrass music jam at the Fork Church Doswell, 12566 Old Ridge Road (right across from the Ashland Berry Farm Aug. 6, from 2 until 6 p.m. This event is open to the public, food will be available, and anyone can come to play music, dance, sing, or just come to listen. Hope to see you there!
Old Firehouse Cruise-In is planned again this summer on the grounds of Zion Christian Church (DOC) at 16158 Beaverdam School Road in downtown Beaverdam. The next cruise-in is Aug. 20.
The Cruise-In will start at 5 p.m. each evening and go until 7:30-8 p.m. Anything with wheels that someone would like to show off is welcome. Vintage and antique cars, cool modern cars, trucks, restored fire engines and tractors, motorcycles, etc. are all welcome. No charge to participate. Fun for the whole family. Come for the whole evening or just for a little while. A People’s Choice award will be given each night between 7-7:30 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
There will be oldies music with a DJ, $1 chili-dogs, fresh-popped popcorn as well as canned drinks for 50 cents each. Some other refreshments will also be available for a modest charge. Each Cruise-In participant gets a coupon for a free chili-dog. Net proceeds from the raffle and food sales will help pay for the improvements that are underway in the former Beaverdam Firehouse.
Come on out for a fun, family-friendly night in the country. Contact David Koogler for more information at (540) 809-3295 or
Pictures from previous year’s Cruise-In’s and our 2016 Cruise-In flyer are available on Facebook at Please “like” us on Facebook to get updates.
The Annual St. Peter’s UMC Free Community Clothes Closet will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. Just in time for school. The Closet is open to everyone! Clothing is available for infants, boys, girls, men and women. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located 15596 Mountain Road, Montpelier. Call the church office, (804) 883-5596 with any questions.
The Doswell Ruritan Club in conjunction with Virginia Blood Services will be hosting a blood drive Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doswell Community Center. Please sign up at Help save a life with your generous donation.
In addition, the Doswell Ruritan Club will also be hosting a Community Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested in reserving a $15 space can contact Beverly Samuels at (804) 876-3658 or Franklin Jones at (804) 370-8577. Along with the great flea market deals – breakfast, lunch, and baked goods will be available.
Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Beaverdam Ruritan Club will host their ninth annual National Night Out starting at 6 p.m. under the Pavilion. Meet and thank your local Sheriff and Fire and Rescue for all they do! Free food, fun and games for the whole family, donut eating contest and best pie contest – savory, fruit or sweet? The judges will decide. Celebrating 65 years serving the community – located at 18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam. For more information, visit or call Rose at (804) 986-8970.
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!