Buchanan Dates to Remember
- Soup Night Cash Mob – There has been a lot of public sentiment for “shop local and buy local” themes in the last few years and Buchanan is putting those words to heart next Friday, Jan. 25, as the community hosts Soup Night Cash Mob. Members of the Buchanan Special Events Committee searched for a way to help the downtown merchants during the bleak winter weather while adding a social opportunity for the public. After a little research, the group decided to take a chance on the recent phenomenon of Cash Mobs and gave the event a Buchanan twist with their invention of the Soup Night Cash Mob.
The evening’s activities encourage the public to shop and dine local at the Buchanan shops and restaurants during extended hours from 5-8:30 p.m.; however, it adds a social twist encouraging visitors to spend time with friends while enjoying a free cup of soup. Some visitors choose to forgo soup and instead support the restaurants by dining first, then strolling around the shops before going to a movie at the Buchanan Theatre, which will be showing “Green Book.”
Some of the soups that will be available include Taco Soup, Broccoli and Cheese Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Venison Soup and more. Soup Maps will be available at each of the shops.
- Special Events Committee – Members of the Buchanan Special Events Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Buchanan Town Hall. The group will be working on upcoming events such as the Buchanan Civil War History Weekend and the Buchanan Garden Festival.
- Buchanan Garden Festival – Tired of snow? Buchanan invites you to Think Spring! The Town of Buchanan is accepting applications for “garden themed” vendors for the town’s annual Buchanan Garden Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 4. Applications may be downloaded from the town’s website at www.townofbuchanan.com or for additional information call 254-1212, Ext. 4.
Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-Off Jan. 25
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Jan. 25. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 7624 Roanoke Road, Fincastle. The public is invited to come with or without a chili entry and vote for top three contenders. A salad and drink will be provided. Bring a dessert to share or make a nominal donation because this event is just for fun and not a fundraiser. There will be 75/ 25 drawing, $100 guaranteed. Invite friends and neighbors and call (540) 904-3126 with the number in your party.
Book sale at Eagle Rock Library
A mid-winter book sale will be held at the Eagle Rock Library Thursday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All profits will support the Eagle Rock Friends of the Library.