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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

September 22, 2016


Greetings, from Mechanicsville. Hope everyone is taking good care of themselves.
Happy Birthday Greetings go out to Tommy Tucker of Mechanicsville who celebrated his 90th birthday Friday, Sept. 16. Tommy is a frequent visitor to the Mechanicsville McDonalds and has lots of friends there. Last Friday he arrived to find many of his fans, a beautiful cake and cards to celebrate his big day. Tommy is a sports lover. He also loves to bring in a big ripe red tomato to share from his garden. He teases me a lot about being a writer for the H-P and introduces me that way. He is an inspiration to everyone.
Sept. 24 is the day for the free “Classic Car Cruise-In” at Hanover High School from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be 50s, 60s and 70s music playing as you view the cars. Door prizes and awards will be presented throughout the evening, and food trucks will be serving up delicious foods if you want to purchase supper.
Oct. 4, AARP Hanover Chapter #5335 will be celebrating 15 years of community service to Hanover County. Mayor Foley and Chief Goodman of Ashland, Sheriff Hines of Hanover County and David DeBiasi, Associate State Director of AARP Virginia will be speaking. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and the awarding of the Chapters substantial raffle. From Midlothian Virginia, Chapel Valley recording artists, The Finneys, with their Christian Country music style, have agreed to entertain us throughout the morning. The venue will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 South Center Street, Ashland. Refreshments will be served. Come one, come all.
What could be a nicer time to see some art? The Windemere Art Gallery invites the community to visit “The Summer that was…,” exhibit, featuring the Lee Artist Association. A reception will be held Oct. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and the exhibit will run through Oct. 29.
Don’t forget about a great sale coming up in October. It takes place at St. Paul Lutheran Church Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8100 Shady Grove Road, in Mechanicsville. This will be a Festival/Craft sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and vendors are needed. Call Grace at omawilley@gmail or (804) 779-3370 if you’d like space to sell your crafts. Proceeds from this event will be used for projects at St. Paul with donations to MCEF and the Cameron Lowry Medical Expense Fund.
You’ll see your news in this column if you call (804) 319-7968 or email We need your Mechanicsville news. Make this a wonderful week!