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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

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May 26, 2016


Can you believe Memorial Day, May 30th is a few days away? Pools open, picnics and trips are planned. Let’s remember the meaning of this day and honor loved ones, who have gone before us. Hanover County will present the Veterans Memorial service at Hanover Wayside Park Route 301 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday. If you haven’t seen the memorial, it is beautiful. The ceremony will be also.
It’s concert time at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville. There are two concerts to look forward to this summer. Friday, June 17 and Friday, July 27. Each is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair, bug spray, and your great mood to hear a fabulous concert for free. It is sponsored by the E. J. Wade Foundation.
Make your plans now for the Cold Harbor Ruritan 2016 Shrimp Festival. It takes place Saturday, June 4, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at Cold Harbor Ruritan Park at 8147 Walnut Grove Road in Mechanicsville. Tickets are $30 and you can get them by calling (804) 283-2442 or going to the Ruritan Facebook page, Misti Belles Hair, West Store, Hanover Adult Center, Bob’s Hair Shop. Besides shrimp, you’ll enjoy fried fish, coleslaw, hush puppies, C. H. Ruritan’s own award winning Brunswick stew and choice a of beverages. Food served from 5 to 6 p.m. Music by Jackson Ward.
June 4 is the beginning date of the Pamunkey Regional Libraries’ Summer Reading program, 2016. Sign up at your local library for lots of fun and programs related to reading.
There is a new fast food restaurant in Mechanicsville. We stopped by Friday night and couldn’t get a parking space at “Cook Out.“ It’s located on Mechanicsville Turnpike near Lee-Davis. We tried again on Saturday and enjoyed a tasty, inexpensive lunch. The Barbeque reminded us of old “Bill’s BBQ’. Yum! I definitely want to go back and start trying the 40 milkshakes they offer… one day and one flavor at a time.
Put up your red, white and blue and enjoy a wonderful and safe Memorial Weekend. Be sure to write and tell us how you observed the first holiday of the summer by sending your news to or by calling (804) 319-7968. Happy days to you!