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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

August 17, 2017

How is August treating you?  Is almost seems that July and August traded places this year.  Let’s hope so, because August has been a little cooler and friendly to our outside events. College students are already leaving home for campus and other students don’t have a lot of vacation left.  Enjoy the last days of summer!

Congratulations to Kylie Wilkins, an Atlee High School student, who recently received her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. Kylie is a member of Troop 373 in Mechanicsville.  Her project was personally sewing 85 dresses out of pillowcases for girls living in Africa.  Each dress had a cross sewn on it and each girl, who received a dress also received a Christian gospel tract about Kylie’s faith and a personal letter from her.  The Gold Award is the highest achievement for girls in scouting.

Cool Spring Rec Center has changed its Silver Sneakers class scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 17.  The class will meet at 1 p.m. instead of 10 a.m. Also mark your calendars for a potluck lunch held there on Tuesday, August 29 after the 11 a.m. class.  Join for fellowship and great food, but please sign up, beginning August 14.

If you are in a book club or wish to start a book club, I want to share “Talk Totes” with you.  You can borrow “Talk Totes” at any Pamunkey Regional Library.  After going onto the Web-site for Pamunkey Regional Library, I go to the Mechanicsville Branch. Listed under Adult Activities is “Talk Totes.” If you click on it you will find about 100 titles to choose from for your next book club meeting.  Talk totes is basically a bag of books (about 10 – 12) that your book club can borrow. They come in a nice black tote bag that contains also a notebook of information and questions on the book you have chosen. The book tote is checked out for about 50 days so you have plenty of time to distribute your books and have the book club read it before your meeting. The person hosting the meeting brings the books back to the library in the tote bag. This is a great way to efficiently obtain books for your club members without having to purchase them.  If this has confused you, please call your library for more information.  As I always say, Libraries are the best deal in town and our area is fortunate to have Pamunkey.

Please call me at 319-7968 with your news or e-mail Neale@comcast.net.  We really appreciate calls and news.

Have a wonderful week.