July 21, 2016
Greetings to Mechanicsville! Summer is moving on and I’d love it to slow down. We’ve had the 4th celebrations and Hanover Tomato Festival, so what’s next on your agenda?
I was able to gather a little news about how some in Mechanicsville celebrated Independence Day. Lee and Dana Nelson had their family over for “firecracker hot dogs,” which really pleased the grandchildren. The family also sang patriotic songs on their porch.
Liz Daugherty’s grandson, Ryan, had his first birthday on this July 4th. Liz’s grandmother, was also born July 4th. Happy Birthday to both!
Nancy Brooks won tickets to Virginia Beach to see Toby Keith Friday, July 8, and took Faye Coates with her. “Great time and really good show. Pretty good night for two “older ladies” The tickets were a prize at Gus’ Sports Bar with Big Al Coleman from Big Al’s on Cox Road. Big Al is a sports commentator that comes to Gus’ every first and third Wednesday of the month for lunchtime and gives out prizes. “ —from Faye Coates.
Happy Birthday to Judy Adkins, who celebrated her July birthday early” by going out to eat with her son and oldest granddaughter. Best Wishes, Judy, for a wonderful year.
Mark your calendars for MCEF’s Olympics coming up Aug. 27 at New Highland Baptist Church. It’s located at 9200 New Ashcake Road in Mechanicsville. You can make up your team in two age categories. The children’s category is 6 to 12 years old. The adult category takes those 13 and older or your team can mix children and adults and compete in the adult category. Medals will be given to the top three teams in each category. Registration deadline is Aug. 20, so you’ll need to plan now. Call R. B. Lane at (804) 723-443 for more information. Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions is a coalition of 38 churches working together to assist families in our community. MCEF has a food pantry, several clothes closets and administers financial assistance in some emergency situations. They also have a ride program to help people get to medical appointments.
Does anyone reading this remember Naylor’s Beach, across the river bridge from Tappahannock? We use to visit often when our children were small. We’ve started going again for the day. It’s a great place to relax. It is not crowded like the old days, but you can walk out a long way in shallow waters. It’s fun to see the boats go by and sit in the shade to read, if you are inclined (lots of trees) They have many picnic tables, a pavilion and a big field to play on, and campsites. Bring your floats and picnic foods if you come. There is a drink machine and camp store and all you need to have a quiet day by the water.
Call me at (804) 319-7968 or email email@example.com with your summer news. Send wishes to friends or family for a Happy Birthday or Anniversary. Call soon. Have fun this week!