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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

August 11, 2016


Greetings from Mechanicsville! How is life treating you in this hot, but not dry summer? Everything is so green and we’re finally getting some tomatoes out of our back yard. The storms however, have been rough. How did National Night Out go in your neighborhood? Please write and tell me.
I heard a story on TV that some policemen have stopped drivers to give them ice-cream cones. Imagine how shocked you’d be if this happened. I applaud the effort to show everyone that policemen are out there working to keep us safe. There are always a few rotten apples, in every occupation, but we can’t judge all by a few. On the other side, several Mechanicsville Churches are having services to pray for our policeman, and other first responders. Let me know if you know of a church or organization that is doing this. We’d like to congratulate them in this column. People being nice to people is good news that doesn’t get written about often. Let’s send out our good news!
Aug. 11, the Veterans of Post 175 will have their third annual Veteran Outreach Forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8700 Bell Creek Road, in Mechanicsville. This is sponsored by Post 175 and Va. Medical Center’s Rural Health Program. Representatives will be on-site to support attendees with information on various services. Spouses, families and loved ones of veterans are encouraged to come. Call Jerry Tate at (804) 723-4225 or (804) 690-6633 for more info.
The Filipino Festival is Aug. 12-13, from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 12; from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 13. Cultural sights, sounds and tastes, of the Philippines are available at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 8000 Woodman Road. It is free to enter with food for purchase. Go to for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 20 is the big day of the popular annual Crab Feast fundraiser. It takes place at Cold Harbor Ruritan Park, 8131 Walnut Grove Road in Mechanicsville. You’ll have fun, great music and Eating with a capitol “E.”
Tickets price of $35 or $36 online includes admission, parking, crabs, hotdogs and beverages. The family event starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Go to or call Chris Leonard at (804) 365-4843.
The ladies at St. Paul Lutheran Church are now seeking vendors for their Fall Festival/Craft Sale, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church located at 8100 Shady Grove Road. Limited outdoor spaces 18’ by 16’ are available for $20. You’ll need to bring tables and chairs and tents if you want. You can sell anything but food or quilts. Contact Grace by calling (804) 779-3370.
There is still lots of summer left, so enjoy it all you can. Take a moment to write us your family, church or organization’s news at (804) 319-7968 or email