Christmas Friends to deliver gifts Saturday
Volunteers of Christmas Friends Inc. will deliver hundreds of gifts to the less fortunate of Middlesex County during the morning of Saturday, December 19. The fleet of delivery vehicles is nearly complete. One pick-up truck is still needed to deliver bicycles, and one more van is needed on a stand-by basis in case it is needed.
It’s a potato peeler!
Several years ago, Urbanna Town Administrator Lewis Filling found an unusual looking contraption in the weeds near the Urbanna Visitors Center (Old Tobacco Warehouse). It was moved into the basement of the historic building and the town recently held a contest to identify the item.
Queen Robbins to preside over 114th Holly Ball
Queen Abigail Leigh Robbins is preparing to preside over the seasonal festivities celebrating the 114th Holly Ball. As reigning Holly Ball Queen, Miss Robbins will act as the official hostess of the Tidewater Foundation’s gala fundraiser. The Robbins family has chosen Congressman Robert Wittman to serve as the orator of the 114th Holly Ball.
Free health clinic still hopes to raise needed funds
With just one week left in the year, the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic is struggling to meet its 2009 budget and is appealing to the community for any help it can give. The clinic remains about $200,000 short of the $1.2 million needed this year to provide medical, dental and pharmaceutical care to those in need.