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Locomotive Library opens in Pamplin

The Locomotive Library, the Second Little Free Library at the Pamplin Depot, was designed at the request of the Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) by Tom Dennison, a retired architect from Farmville. It was constructed by John Jamieson, also of Farmville.

Both of these men donated their time and some of the materials. PALS member Al Lookofsky painted the box and installed it at the Depot.

PALS requested a “train” theme in keeping with its location at the Depot.

Anyone can take books from the Little Free Library; however, those who take a book are encouraged (though not required) to leave a book in its place so there are always books available.

There is never a charge for the book exchange. Many books have been donated by Pamplin community members, and this box will be filled with books for grown-ups while the original Little Free Library box will house books for children.

The Little Free Library is located in front of the Pamplin Town Office at the Pamplin Depot. It was placed on the National Register of Little Free Libraries by PALS member Regina Schwabe, of Pamplin.

Community Communiqué

The Pamplin Playground Restoration fundraiser stew and yard sale begins at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Stew will be ready by noon and costs $7 a quart. When you buy four or more quarts you will receive a free Pamplin window sticker.

If you would like to donate items to the yard sale call Sean Murray at (434) 248-6203. Please come out and support this great project.

This Saturday, Farm Use String Band, the Town of Pamplin and PALS (Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters) are hosting a Mardi Gras-themed free dance at the Pamplin Depot.

PALS is serving a traditional Mardi Gras meal of shrimp, cheesy grits, drinks, and king cake for dessert, all for $5.

The Town of Pamplin will hold a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds being donated to Sean Murray’s Pamplin Playground Renovation.

Come out and celebrate Mardi Gras with a good meal and then swing your partner at the free dance. 

Ash Wednesday service will be held at Olive Branch United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting its annual  pancake supper on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Prospect firehouse.

The meal will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, apples and a drink. The cost is a donation at the door.

Carol Ann Reynolds enjoyed a surprise 70th birthday reception given by her children Kathy Lynne Baldwin and Randy Reynolds on Jan. 15 at Glenn Memorial Baptist Church.

Over 100 friends and family were in attendance, including her brother Donnie Carwile, who came in from Bardstown, Ky.

Mary Ann Aregood, who previously lived in Prospect and has moved back to Medford, N.J, was the guest of Katrena and Tom Young. While here, she closed the sale of her previous home.

Please keep the following people in your thoughts and prayers:  Joan Wilson, Jimmy Coleman, Noreen Murray, Kenneth Brisentine, Martha Whitehead, Betty Jean Bolt and Gary Fiscus.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the Rev. Raymond Lee Maxwell.

“Everything in life has its own time. There is time to celebrate and there is time to mourn. This is the time for reflection and transformation. Let us look within and change into what we ought to be.” – Aaron Saul

If you have any news, call Edwina Covington (434) 574-6576.

EDWINA COVINGTON is a retired teacher and columnist for Elam. Her email is ecovington@centurylink.net.