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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

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April 28, 2016


How are you enjoying spring? Have you planted any flowers or crops yet? There were several Earth Day Celebrations this past weekend. April is certainly doing her dance with bright sunshine, winds and off and on showers.
Congratulations to Lucy Cantrell on her 25 years of service to the Arc of Hanover. A party was given in Lucy’s honor April 21 at The Hanover Tavern Coach House in Hanover. For more years than 25, Lucy has been a friend to any family, child or adult with disabilities. She is never too busy to refer a family or help them directly. She goes about her job as Executive Director of ARC as if it was her own family. Three cheers for Lucy! What would we do without you? This is a good opportunity to ask you to join Hanover ARC or send a donation for summer scholarships or camperships to Hanover ARC, Box 90, Suite A, Ashland, VA 23005. If you or someone you know has a child with a disability, ARC can and will help you learn how to obtain services such as Respite Care, Saturday Sitters or so much more.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9808 celebrated its 50th anniversary of April 16 at the post located at 7168 Flag Lane in Mechanicsville. The post was first chartered as Lakeside Post April 18, 1966 with 29 members. Over the year the post moved to several locations before settling on Flag Lane where the post has grown so much and helped so many. Paul Galanti, former POW, was speaker at the anniversary event. Post Commander John Mertens gave the opening and closing remarks. There was a presentation of the Colors. The national Anthem was song by Raelynn McMillion and the invocation given by George Woods. Masters of Ceremonies was Rodney Bissey; Doug Keller presented the Anniversary Certificate. There are so many more post members and auxiliary (men are now included) that are always busy hosting Bingo, sewing. making quilts and hats for Veterans and their families and doing good works for our community.
Rural Point Elementary School is celebrating 40 years Friday, April 29 with a community event at their 7161 Studley Road location. The events take place from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a book fair from 4 to 6 p.m. in the library, food trucks, Bounce House, Commemorative arts and crafts on the K-2 Playground; a fashion show at 4:30, featuring RPES students in the cafeteria and at 5 p.m. a performance by Chorus. The drum Ensemble and the Faculty Coconuts. All Rural Point families and alumni are invited to this free event.
Call (804) 319-7968 or email with your good news. Don’t we always need some! Have a wonderful week no matter what you do.