Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Tis the season

There’s no place like Goochland for the holidays!
Even though there may be some leftover turkey lurking in the fridge, the Christmas season is here.
The next week is brimming with holiday happenings close to home.
Bethlehem Walk, the annual production of Salem Baptist Church, runs from Wednesday, December 4 through Sunday, December 8. Hard work and dedication transform a site on the south side of Broad Street Road a bit west of Centerville into a very special place in a very special time. The tour is outside and takes about 45 minutes, so dress appropriately for the weather. The event is free, but a canned good is requested for the local food bank. Visit for details.
Goochland’s community Christmas tree, located on the grounds of the YMCA on River Road West in Courthouse Village, will be officially lit on Friday, December 6. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 and includes caroling, holiday activities, cookies and a visit from Santa at 7.
The sugar plum fairy and cohorts will make an appearance at presentations of The Nutcracker, a seasonal favorite, by the Concert Ballet of Richmond hosted by Benedictine College Preparatory located on River Road. Performances will be at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 8. Tickets are $12. Visit for details.
Centerville Company 3 will hold its annual Santa Breakfast at its station, located at 52 Broad Street Road in Centerville, from 7 to 10 a.m. on December 7. All are welcome to enjoy a hot cooked to order breakfast and a chat with a certain Jolly elf. This is a great way to get to know the fine folks who respond to 911 calls.
Fife Company 4 will also hold a Santa breakfast at its station on Hadensville-Fife Road beginning at 8 a.m.
Field Day of the Past will open its grounds on Ashland Road between 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Admission is a donation for the 2013 Christmas Parents, Elizabeth and Marc Jones. Take a stroll through times gone by to remember simpler times and the true meaning of Christmas.
Manakin Company 1 will have a very special ride along when it visits neighborhoods in its territory with emergency apparatus on Sunday, December 8. Please visit for details.
Enjoy one, or all, but leave all “bah, humbugs” at home.

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