October 27, 2016
Greetings from Mechanicsville! It gets more colorful and beautiful every day, doesn’t it? When you read this, the election will only be a few days away. I’ll be so glad when it is over. Peace to all of you who feel like me and are tired of all the ugliness. Please vote!
Who knows what the oldest church in Mechanicsville is? It must be Walnut Grove Baptist since they are celebrating 175 years with many activities this week. Sunday, Oct. 30, the “Welcome Home” service begins at 10:15 a.m. with other events. Monday, Oct. 31, trunk-or-treat will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as it offers a great and safe place to trick-or-treat. There will be prizes for great costumes, so come and wear a good one!
Hanover Interfaith Free Clinics is celebrating 10 years of service to our community. They are having a reception at St. James the Less Episcopal Church Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the church at 125 Beverly Road in Ashland. Please RSVP is you plan to come, by calling (804) 798-7927. This is a grand ministry that all of Hanover should be proud of.
“One Voice Together” is a variety show to delight all ages and abilities. It takes place of Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church on 4491 Springfield Road, in Henrico. Tickets are $8 at the door. The benefit show goes to L’Arche Metro Richmond, an organization, which plans to provide a group home for special needs persons in the future.
Spooky fun is planned Oct. 29, at Patrick Henry’s home, Scotchtown in Beaverdam. Starting at 10 a.m. and going through 4:30 p.m., there will be the Halloween Tour, a family-friendly event, which includes some haunted tales associated with an almost 300-year-old home. General admission is $8 for many treats, displays, face painting, colonial games and hands-on-crafts. Call (804) 227-3500 for more information.
It is a bit cooler as I write this, but not Christmas cold. Still I want to give you a date to put on your calendar. You won’t want to miss the Mechanicsville Christmas Parade, which takes place Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.
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Have a great week!