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Christmas decorating contest

This is the last week to participate in The Prospect Historical Society second annual Christmas decorating contest (door, yard or exterior of house, or all) this year. If you live within 10 miles of the Prospect Fire House we welcome you, there will be first, second and third place prizes. Application deadline is Dec. 1; the judging will be after dark, Tuesday, Dec. 11. Judges will be from another county. Send your application and fee to Margaret Stockton, secy., 10379 Prince Edward Hwy., Prospect, VA 23960. Your application should include your name, complete address, telephone number and complete driving directions to your home from the Prospect Fire House.

Thanksgiving Day has passed; let us be thankful each day for what the Lord has given us. Now as we start the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, let us not forget the real reason for the season.

The Prospect Historical Society will hold its December meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the “old post office”.

Hilda Allen has returned home following a short visit with Laurie and Kevin Justus and Jacob in Damascus.

Richard and Margaret Stockton enjoyed having their son and his family, Lon and Mary Jo Stockton and son Sean, with them for Thanksgiving.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith and their children, Brianna, Charles and Christina hosted Thanksgiving dinner for his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith.

Thursday night, Nov. 15, Flora Bolt, Steve Bolt and Sharon Cantabury attended the Sons of the Confederacy Veterans Christmas Dinner meeting at Charley’s Waterfront Café. The ladies all won door prizes, thanks to the Sons of the Confederate Veterans of High Bridge Camp #1581. Deserae Bowlin, president of the Farmville Chapter 45, United Daughters of the Confederacy joined them. Flora Bolt is historian and corresponding secretary of the Chapter.

Flora Bolt and Marie Self visited Ruth Southall at Holly Manor on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Afterward they enjoyed lunch at Merk’s Place. Later they attended the United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 45 meeting at the Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library.

Kyle and Jennifer Bolt hosted a birthday party for their son Jacob on Saturday, Nov. 17 at their home. Family, friends and lots of his schoolmates attended the party. Jacob’s birthday was Nov. 21. He turned 6 years old.

Please remember those in our community and those we know that are sick or shut-in at this time in our prayers and thoughts. Those I know about are: Carl Kelsey, Lon Stockton, Jr., Flora Bolt, Phyllis Fulcher and Betty Jean Bolt.

Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle welcomes you to worship with them each Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect welcomes you to come and worship with them every Sunday; Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville welcomes you to worship with them Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and each week on Wednesday evening for Bible Study for all age groups at 7 p.m. The Church is located at 302 Industrial Park Road, in the former Stackpole-Carbone building.

The Remnant Church welcomes you to worship with them on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.; and Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m. The pastor is Jeff Spencer. The church is located at 1825 E. Third St., Farmville in the old Cedar Brook Restaurant building.

Concord Baptist Church at 12053 Francisco Road, Farmville welcomes you to its Sunday School at 10 a.m. with Worship service at 11 a.m.

MARGARET STOCKTON can be reached at (434) 392-6431 or email to mom@moonstar.com.