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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

October 27, 2016


We sure do have an active community, as you will see we have lots going on, it takes a village of volunteers to make all these things happen, so hope you are able to get out and enjoy some of the things going on!
Local veterans are invited to be guests of the Beaverdam Ruritan Club for a Thank You Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Local veterans and a guest are free. Friends, family and neighbors are welcome to eat dinner with the veterans. Adults $7, children $3.50. Spaghetti dinner with salad, bread, drink and dessert. The Beaverdam Ruritan Club is located at 18002 Teman Road. Smoke Free, Climate Control building. RSVP to Rose (804) 986-8970 or by Nov. 1 so we may plan ahead.
Trunk or Treat with Taylorsville Baptist Church Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.! Hot dogs and chili to follow! Fun and fellowship for all ages. Taylorsville Baptist Church is located at 15415 Taylorsville Road in Doswell. Hope you can be there to enjoy the fun!
The community is invited to a Halloween Festival Oct. 31, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Zion Christian Center (former Beaverdam firehouse). Featured is “Trunk-or-Treat,” door prizes, games for children, cake walks, hot cider, and grilled hot dogs, with chips, drink and cupcakes. Everything is free. Fun for the whole family!
Saturday, Nov. 5, the “Chris Adams Band” will be in concert at Zion in the bays of the Christian Center. Zion’s “Old Firehouse Concert Series” is featuring this event for the community. Chris is a singer/songwriter of folk/pop/country. You can visit his site at Cost is $5 for adults; under 18 is free. Coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available.
Sunday, Nov. 6, worship will be held in the bays of the Christian Center. Ministry and song will be provided by “God’s Miracles.” This group of young men are from New Life Outreach, a ministry of Victor Torres New Life Ministries. They sang and ministered at “The Bethlehem Walk.” Come for a relaxing, casual Sunday (11 a.m.) with coffee and pastries as you enjoy the ministry of song and sharing God’s Word. Zion is located at 16158 Beaverdam School Road in downtown Beaverdam. Visit the website at for additional information. Information is also available from the church’s Facebook page.
The Friends of the Montpelier Library are having a quilt raffle. The quilt is 66×77 and is beautiful shades of blue. It is on display at the library, so please come by and check it out. Cost, one ticket $2; or three tickets for $5. The drawing will take place Dec. 16 at the library.
The Doswell Volunteer Fire Company invites you to their ever so popular annual Turkey Shoot Series. This will take place at Station 4, 16243 Washington Highway in Doswell on the following Friday nights: Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 11, and 18, at 7 p.m. The funds raised will go toward training, equipment and the supplies that our volunteers need to continue to serve the citizens and our community. The cost is $2.50 per shot, the first round is at 7 p.m. The prizes include an assortment of meats (sausage, bacon, and turkey). Every fifth round will be a 50/50 money round. The concession stand will offer a variety of food and drink for purchase. For additional info, call (804) 876-3880. Also, please consider asking about a volunteer role with Company Four.
The Doswell Ruritan Club offers a night of music and dancing featuring Patsy and The County Classics! This event takes place Friday, Oct. 28, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Doswell Community Center located at16433 N. Washington Highway. The cost is $10 per person and we thank you for your support!
The Doswell Fire Co. 4, Jerusalem Baptist Church, and Taylorsville Baptist Church are hosting The Doswell Fall Festival Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fire-EMS Station 4, located at 16243 Washington Highway  in Doswell. Please accept our invitation to attend this seasonal community event. We hope you’ll come out for food, fun and fellowship. A family – all ages activity with games, a hayride, music, trunk or treat, horse rides, a medical helicopter and the Fire-EMS Safety House. Questions? Call (804) 876-3880.
The American Legion Post 90 in Beaverdam is gearing up for a Trunk or Treat! Bring your ghosts and goblins or super heroes and princesses to this spooktacular fun and also vote for your favorite trunk décor! This will happen on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 6 until 8 p.m. This event is free, so don’t miss out on this fun event!
Then on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The American Legion Post 90 will have a Craft and Vendor Show, admission to event is also free! Hope to see you there!
Hanover County Parks & Recreation will be sponsoring the “Remember When Program” in October and November 2016. The Program is on the third Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Montpelier Park & Community Center, 17203 Sycamore Tavern Lane, Montpelier, Virginia. They provide light refreshments and beverages. Please join us to hear speakers talk about their lives growing up, family, schools they attended, why and how they chose their career and/or anything else they would like to share.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 5. The Doswell Ruritan Club is holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction Saturday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner offers both meat and vegetarian sauces, garlic bread, tossed salad, dessert, and beverages. Take-out plates will be available. The club is located at 16433 N. Washington Highway. The cost is $9 for adults; $4 for children, ages 4-10. Proceeds support Doswell Ruritan Club activities and causes.
The members of the Hanover AARP Chapter 5335 are planning a yard sale. The members are asking the community to help in making this a true success. They are opening up spaces for the community to rent. Spaces (10’ x 10‘) will be rented out for $15 per space. The date and time: is Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location: the block beside Tompkins Jewelry Store, the corner of College Avenue and N. Washington Highway (Route 1). To retain a space call Apphia Downing at (804) 798-1373 to register. She is taking orders now and spaces are quickly going to disappear, so get in on the ground floor now and reserve your space.
Mark your calendars for an all you can eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by Independence Ruritan Club Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., to benefit Hanover Interfaith Free Clinic. 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.
Hanover County Parks & Recreation will be sponsoring the “Remember When Program” in October and November. The Program is on the third Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Montpelier Park and Community Center, 17203 Sycamore Tavern Lane, Montpelier. They provide light refreshments and beverages.
The Friends of the Montpelier Library will be having their fall book sale Nov. 18 and 19. Friday, Nov. 18, member preview sale from 10 a.m. to noon, public sale from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19, public sale from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. The sale will be held at the Hanover Parks and Recreation building next to the library.
Also, a quilt raffle is going on. The quilt is 66×77 and is in beautiful shades of blue. It is on display at the library. Cost is $2 for 1 ticket, or 3 tickets for $5. The drawing will take place Dec. 16 at the library.
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!