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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

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June 25, 2015


Let’s hope it cools off some as I know many of you are getting excited about the Beaverdam Ruritan Club’s annual 4th of July parade and celebration! There are some indoor activities going on as well, so hopefully you can attend some or all of the following events!

First, let’s start with a Happy Birthday wish to Mike Reed, who will turn 60 on June 30! Mike, this happy birthday is a shout-out from your friends in Beaverdam!

Zion Christian Church in Beaverdam is having a Baked Potato Supper Friday, June 26 to benefit the Appalachian Service Project group that will be traveling in October to help needy families in Appalachia. Cost will be $8 for adults; $4 for children with all the fixings, dessert and drink. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and will run until 7 p.m. Take-out plates will be available.

Just a week from Saturday is the 4th of July! The Beaverdam Ruritan Club is excited for their 39th annual Independence Day Parade, Saturday July 4, starting at 10 a.m. at Trainham Road in Beaverdam and landing at the Beaverdam Ruritan Park. A great parade that everyone enjoys being in or watching it go by for 5 miles through town. 2015 Grand Marshall is Beaverdam’s own Linda Hall. The theme is patriotic, red, white, and blue. Mark it off your bucket list – you can be in a parade! Anyone and everyone are welcome in the parade. Sign-up starts at 9 a.m., get a number to be judged for prizes. Pre-registration not required. Antique cars, lawn mowers, tractors, motorcycles, muscle cars, and local veterans are encouraged to be part of the parade; The Purple Heart Fire Truck will again escort veterans. Best Beaverdam Youth League float wins an “ice cream party” under the pavilion for their team. Food and fun after the parade at Ruritan Park with Elmore’s Famous BBQ Chicken Dinners and the Ruritan concessions with their yummy cheese fries! Games for the whole family will be available. Miss Beaverdam contest, ages 2 to 18 living in the western Hanover area can participate. Applications are being accepted June 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the club. Information is available at Baseball season is in full swing; come out to enjoy a game and dinner.

Come out to the Doswell Ruritan Club and enjoy a barbeque dinner, to include baked beans, buns, coleslaw, stewed apples, ice cream sundae, tea and lemonade. Saturday, June 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $9, children ages 4 to 10 cost $4. Location: 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell. Raffle 50” Sharp Full HD LED TV. Winner need not be present. Tickets $2 or 3 for $5. Proceeds benefit Doswell Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund.

AARP Smart Driver Course, June 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hanover AARP Chapter 5335 will be hosting this event at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 S. Center Street, Ashland. When you take this course, you will learn defensive driving methods and safety strategies to help refresh your knowledge of the rules of the road. You will also learn how to deal with aggressive drivers, how to safely navigate adverse weather conditions and expanded information on automobile technology. After completion, you may be eligible for a multi-year car insurance discount.

If you are an AARP member the cost will be $15. A non-member charge will be $20; pay as you come June 29. However, pre-registration would be nice, call (804) 798-1373 to save a seat for yourself and others that may wish to join you. On the first day of class, please bring your driver’s license and your AARP membership card (if you have one). Register by calling (804) 798-1373.

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!