Buchanan Dates To Remember
• Mountain Magic In Fall Festival – Buchanan celebrates 25 years of revitalization activities this Saturday, Oct. 5 during Mountain Magic In Fall Bluegrass, Antiques & Crafts Festival.
• Mountain Magic In Fall Festival Auto & Tractor Show – Be part of the Auto & Tractor Show during Mountain Magic In Fall on Saturday, Oct. 5. To register download this link http://www.townofbuchanan.com/…/2019-Mountain-Magic-In-Fall… or call 254-1212.
• Town of Buchanan Fall Clean Up – A dumpster will be available for town residents to use on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The dumpster will be located in the Town Park parking lot near the basketball courts. Be sure to bring proof of town residency, such as your water bill or tax bill. Appliances, furniture and other household items are allowed if you can load them into the tall dumpster yourself. Brush, leaves, tires, construction debris and toxic items including oil, paint, batteries, pesticides or any other chemicals are not allowed.
• Second Sunday Dinner – Enjoy dining in the historic Wilson Warehouse on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. This month’s menu includes Chicken Picatta over Linguini, Green Beans, Homemade Dinner Roll, Dessert and Beverage for $12, dine in or carry out.
Historical Society Founders Day Dinner October 25
The Botetourt County Historical Society will hold its 13th annual Founders Day Dinner on Friday, Oct. 25. It begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Fincastle United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 137 S. Church Street in Fincastle.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Peter Coogan, a professor at Hollins University, whose topic will be “October 1944: A World at War.” Coogan teaches American foreign relations, the history of international relations, revolution and war in Vietnam and modern American political history. He has conducted numerous seminars and published articles on British and American national security policy in the 20th century.
Tickets are $30 per person and are available to the Botetourt Historical Museum, from Historical Society board members, at Digital Image Printing in Daleville or by mail: P.O. Box 468, Fincastle. For more information, call 473-8391.
Used Book Sale coming up in Buchanan
The Friends of the Buchanan Library will be holding their Used Book Sale, Friday, October 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the basement of the Buchanan Library. There are hundreds of hardbacks for $1 and paperbacks priced at 50 cents for sale. Choose from fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, craft books, and children’s
books. VHSs, DVDs, and CDs will be offered for $1 per bag. The basement of the library may be accessed from the Buchanan Library main entrance or from the rear entrance off of Lowe Street. The library is accepting donations of used books for the sale (no textbooks, medical books, encyclopedias, out of date computer books, or magazines). All proceeds from the Used Book Sale will help fund the children’s and adult programs and special projects at the Buchanan Library. The library is located at 19795 Main Street, phone 928-3005.
Botetourt GOP Ham Dinner October 12
The 53rd annual Botetourt County Republican Ham dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville. Tickets are $25 and may be obtained by call Donald Helms at 550-397-1796.
Bingo fundraiser for Mike Walters
An afternoon of Pampered Chef Bingo to benefit Mike Walters of Buchanan will be held at the Buchanan Volunteer Firehouse in Buchanan on October 12. Walters was injured in an accident in February and is in need of financial help.
The event kicks off with vendor shopping at 10 a.m. and bingo starting promptly at 11. Food and drinks will available for purchase. Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the bingo.
Tickets are sold in advance for $20 by contacting Diane Taylor at (540) 520-7967, Myra Hubbard at (540) 798-7062, or Alice Hubbard at (540) 816-8348. Tickets are $25 at the door. Pre-order tickets by October 5 via check, cash or PayPal.
Knights of Columbus fish fry October 4
The Knights of Columbus will have another fish fry on Friday, Oct. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 7624 Roanoke Road, Fincastle. Eat in or take out for $10 for ages 8 and older (free for ages 7 and under). The menu is lightly breaded founder (optional chicken nuggets for children), sweet cornbread, fries, homemade slaw and desserts. A 50/50 drawing will be held. There are no advance ticket sales.
Proceeds will benefit Botetourt Resource Center and Christian Free Clinic. Questions, call 540-904-3126.
Booby Bootcamp to benefit local cancer patient Deedra Gill
BOCO Fit Rage is having the Sixth Annual Booby Bootcamp on October 5, beginning at 10 a.m. This event started after Kristen’s (BOCO Fit Rage’s owner) best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. They raised money for Kimberly Saunders Wyrick to help her with medical costs and it was such a success that it was decided to make it an annual event to help a local woman in the fight.
It will be held at BOCO Fit Rage, 106 Stony Battery Road, Troutville. This event is not about the workout, although it will be fun and for all fitness levels. It is about women fighting a hard battle. This year, Booby Bootcamp is raising funds for Deedra Gill. The workout will begin at 10 a.m., followed by stories from survivors and those still fighting, raffle prizes and more. The cost to participate is a minimum donation of $10. All proceeds will be given to Deedra.
Former recipients are Kimberly Saunders Wyrick, Sherry Hall Callahan, Cindy Stacy Booth, Dee-Dee Simpson and C.L. Booth. The Facebook event is https://www.facebook.com/events/461686724565154/
Democrats plan Red, White and Blue Jeans Dinner
The Botetourt Democratic Party will sponsor a Red, White and Blue Jeans Dinner on Monday, Oct. 21 at the Fincastle Firehouse, 25 Vine Street. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Special guests will be House of Delegates candidates Christian Worth, Democrat running in Lexington, and Jennifer Lewis, Democrat running in Waynesboro.
All are welcome. Reservations are required. Cost for dinner is $20. Call or text 540-589-2499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Oct. 14 for more information, to find out about special designations and/or to make reservations.
Drawing for P. Buckley Moss print October 17
P. Buckley Moss has donated a framed print of “Roanoke Landmarks” to the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs. The drawing is October 17 and tickets may be purchased by call Pattie or Melva at the Council of Garden Clubs, 343-4519.
Proceeds will benefit the Blue Star Memorial Marker to be dedicated on November 7 near the Mill Mountain Star and Moss Children’s Foundation.