Trents Mill News — Fall Activities Happen All Around Us – Farmville

Trents Mill News — Fall activities are happening all around us

Posted at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022

AAre you ready for fall? The leaves are changing color, the temperature is dropping, and events are happening all around this area.

Calvary Christian School, located at 31139 N. James Madison Hwy, New Canton, will host a fall festival on Saturday, October 29 from 4-6 p.m. There will be a Trunk or Treat event, games, food and fun. There will also be a silent auction. The school will also host Bremo Screamo Terror Trail on the same evening. The cost to walk the trail is $10 per person, with gates opening at 7 p.m. and closing for the night at 9:30 p.m. This trail is for anyone 13 years of age and older.

Calvary isn’t the only group hosting a fall event. Cedar Baptist Church, located at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn, will host its annual Trunk or Treat drive on Monday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Buckingham Baptist Church, meanwhile, will also be hosting a boot or fun drive-thru event on Monday, October 31. The church, located at 24234 N. James Madison Highway in the Gold Hill area, will hold its event from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Let’s add one more. Tar Wallet Baptist Church, located at 150 Tar Wallet Road in Cumberland, will host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring the best South Gospel music, featuring “Smokey Wilson.” of Concord and Bluegrass. Additionally, gospel musicians ‘The Old Time Gospel Singers’ from Crewe will perform, with Cumberland’s Barry Miles as emcee. Other activities include games for children, a bake sale and door prizes throughout the day. Brunswick House Stew will be sold by the pint for $10, along with Cumberland’s stew masters David and Candy Clark.

In the meantime, our sympathy extends to Rice’s Sprouse family. William Carrington Sprouse “WC” returned home to be with the Lord on Thursday October 6th. He will be greatly missed by all.

Our thoughts and prayers also go out this week to the sick and locked up everywhere.

Tar Wallet Baptist Church will also host its annual homecoming services on Sunday, October 23. The day will begin with bluegrass gospel music from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., featuring ‘True Spirit’ from Richmond. Following morning worship with Devon Taylor of Campers Care, there will be lunch in the church fellowship hall.

Then the following night, wake-up services begin at Tar Wallet. From Monday to Wednesday, the alarm clock will take place at 6:30 p.m. each evening. On Monday, Pastor Ben Brewer of Calvary Baptist Church in New Canton will deliver the message, with special music by Floyd Reid and Worm Patterson, better known as “All Problems Solved.” On Tuesday, October 26, Pastor Geoff Bruschi of Arvon Baptist Church in Arvonia will preach, with special music by Barry Miles. Finally, on Wednesday, October 27, Pastor Brian Faison of the Union Baptist Church of Antioch will deliver the message, with special music featuring Tommy and Debbie England of Dillwyn.

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a non-profit organization, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Sunday, November 13 at 3 p.m. at 71 Community Center Drive in Cumberland. The group’s ongoing goal is to inform residents of Cumberland County and surrounding counties of the serious impact the proposed mega dump will have on you and your neighbors, giving you the most recent update.

Speaking of the Landfill Alert Committee, the group will be hosting their 5th Annual BBQ Fundraiser on Sunday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Luther P. Jackson School. The school is located at 71 Community Center Drive in Cumberland. Pulled pork barbecue pre-orders are available for $12 a pint or two for $20. You can pre-order by email at or by phone at (804) 308-5748. There will also be bake sales and fall drawings for giveaways.

Happy birthday wishes go this week to the following people: Jean Sledge of Cumberland and Jean Anderson of New Canton, who both celebrate their birthdays on Sunday, October 16th. Also a happy birthday to Marsha Davis and Jerry Heifner, both from Dillwyn, as they have birthdays on Wednesday 19th October.

Finally, happy birthday wishes are extended this week to Barry and Linda Miles of Cumberland who will celebrate their 24th birthday on Monday October 17th.

Annie May Miles is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. She can be reached at

Sally J. Minick