November – December 2013
The Essex County Christmas Mother committee still have 70 children who need a sponsor. To sponsor an angel, a person or group will be responsible to purchase requested items: toys, and clothing, to assist a family at Christmas time. To provide Christmas assistance, please contact 443-3212.
The Men’s Group of the Warsaw United Methodist Church is offering fresh-cut Christmas trees at their lot in front of Premium Distributors, next to the Metro Cast office at 4508 Richmond Road in Warsaw. The trees were cut just two weeks ago in Western Virginia and they have several varieties available. The funds go to support a variety of Northern Neck non-denominational charities throughout the year. The stand is open weekends and evenings for your convenience from December 6th through Christmas Eve. For more information please call 804-472-9710 or 804-214-1035.
A holiday wine basket with two bottles of wine and complementary appetizers along with accessories($100 value), is being raffled off. Raffle tickets are on sale now through Saturday, December 7th. The winner will be picked on Monday, December 9th, live on WRAR. All of the proceeds will go towards the 2013 Christmas Wishes.Tickets will be $1 each and 6 for $5. Tickets will be are sale at Rivahside Cafe where the basket will be on display.
The Northumberland Public Library’s twice yearly book sale will be held on December 7th, from 9am-2pm, in the library’s meeting room. All proceeds benefit the Northumberland Public Library.
The Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday December 7th, at the firehouse in Montross from 10am-3pm. Lots of vendors with crafts, holiday items, jewelry, and much more, There Will be activities for the kids along with homemade baked goods and lunch.
Small art works that make a big impact will be for sale at Tappahannock Art Gallery beginning Saturday, December 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. and throughout the holiday season. Warm cider and seasonal treats will welcome visitors on opening day to the display of new art work by Guild members. Participating artists include Bob Carter, Ann Eubank, Joyce Green, Sally Honenberger, Kon Kons, Jackie Leavitt, David Litchfield, Gwynn Litchfield, Nathan Pope, Anna Raff, and Frank Rixey. The community is invited to bring gift lists to find special one-of-a-kind presents to delight the recipients on Christmas morning. A portion of all sales will be donated by the Guild to the Tappahannck Free Clinic. Plan now to shop locally at the Gallery at 200 Prince Street in Tappahannock’s historic district. Gallery hours are 12 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and by appointment with President of the Guild Frank Rixey, 445-5135. The Gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The Rappahannock Baptist Church is pleased to present their Christmas Cantata, Glory to the Newborn King, on Sunday December 8th at 5pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The St. Paul Baptist Church Men’s Group will be having their First Anniversary Program on December 8 at 3pm. Rev. Elton Pryor will be the worship leader of the Zion Poplar Baptist Church of Gloucester, and one of the Gospel Groups. The other two groups will be the Shiloh Baptist Church Men’s Group and The Morris Family Singers.
The Westmoreland County Museum will be hosting a Holiday House Tour on December 8th from 3pm-6pm. Tour tickets will be $20 (cost of wine tastings are not included). To purchase tickets or for more information please contact the Westmoreland County Museum at 493-8440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and see how Hague celebrates the holidays. Sponsored by the Westmoreland County Museum in Montross and Murphy’s Seed in Mt. Holly, the annual “Holiday House Tour,” scheduled for Sunday Dec. 8 from 3 PM until 6PM, will feature Hague this year. Houses- decorated for the Holidays- will get you in the spirit to start your own decorating, shopping and celebrating with family and friends! Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 “Holiday House Tour” for $20 and include admission to all houses and wineries. Tickets can be purchased at the Westmoreland County Museum in Montross every day, except Sunday, from 10 AM-4 PM, and at Murphy’s Seed in Mt. Holly, Carrot Cottage in Montross, The Inn at Montross, or on the day of the tour. This popular and growing annual holiday tour proudly showcases the Northern Neck’s historic heritage. Buy or present your ticket at Vault Field Vineyards, 2953 Kings Mill Rd, on Sunday, Dec. 8 beginning at 3 PM to receive your Holiday tour book with directions and background information on all of the tour’s houses. The participating houses are The Manor House at General’s Ridge Vineyard, Kelvin Grove, Kirnan, Poplar Plain, and ending at Buena Vista at the Hague Winery. As an extra bonus, Vault Field Vineyards will be offering free mulled red wine and Christmas cookies to begin the tour and the Hague Winery will be providing complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the end of the tour! Vault Field Vineyards, Hague Winery and General’s Ridge Vineyard will all have wine tastings available for purchase. (Cost of the tastings are not included in the ticket price.) Participants must start at Vault Field Vineyards in order to receive the tour book, and everyone must have a ticket. The tour sponsors request no wear high heels that could damage floors, and no smoking in the houses. For more information, please contact Westmoreland County Museum at (804) 493-8440, or email us at email@example.com. As always, these beautiful Westmoreland County homes will be dressed for the holidays with special assistance from Rebecca Gillions of Murphy’s Seed and the following talented gardeners: Darlene Nelson, Helen Bell, Holly McFarland, Laurel Corner, Thera Brann, Liz Mesic, Angie Brack, Maggie Bowen, Anne Garner and Jan Ohrmundt-Demyen, who will be adding festive seasonal touches to some of the homes. Photographs of the tour houses were provided by Jan Ohrmundt-Demyen. Celebrate the holidays with Westmoreland County Museum as we catch the Christmas spirit in Hague. It’s a great way to welcome the holiday season.