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2019-6-10

Petersburg Kiwanians Help Jackson-Feild

On a recent beautiful – but windy – Saturday morning, volunteers from Petersburg Breakfast Kiwanis Club arrived bright and early and got right to work on a much-needed project on the Jackson-Feild campus.

The decking around the modular buildings that house the Gwaltney School had weathered over time and was in dire need of attention. Working several hours on the project, the Kiwanians applied a fresh coat of stain that immediately improved the appearance and helped preserve the wood.

Over the years, members of the Kiwanis Club have helped the children through “hands on” service projects and financial support for specific needs.

The children and staff at Jackson-Feild wishes to thank these wonderful volunteers from the Petersburg Breakfast Kiwanis Club for all they’ve done to benefit the organization.

If you are a member of a civic/service/church group and would like to offer a helping hand for a future project, please contact Vice-President of Advancement Tod Balsbaugh at 804-354-6929 or tbalsbaugh@jacksonfeild.orgto see how you may be of help.

Summer Fun at the Library

The Meherrin Regional Library invites children of all ages to participate in their Summer Reading Program by keeping track of books read during the summer, and attending FREE events at their closest branch. Children who reach their age group’s reading goal will win a free book. Those who read the most books in their age group will win the Top Reader Grand Prize, with winners announced at the last program on Thursday, July 25th. All movies and events will be held at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville, and at 2:00 PM at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia.

Monday Movies

June 24th - The Lego Movie: The Second Part

July 1st - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

July 8th - The Lion King

July 15th - Finding Nemo

July 22nd - Wonder Park

Thursday Main Events

July 27th - Uncle Henry

No program July 4th

July 11th - Ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone

July 18th - Hunter Rhodes Magic

July 25th - Author Christine Emery

To learn more about Summer Reading at the Library, stop by your closest branch or contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 x301, or the Richardson Memorial Library at (434) 634-2539. Visit www.meherrinlib.org for more information, or follow the Meherrin Regional Library on Facebook @meherrinregionallibrary.

Brothers, Twins and SVCC Graduates

Twins Bryan and Ryan Craighead (pictured with their mother Sirvena Craighead) have more than just their birthday in common. As of May 11, 2019, they are now Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) graduates.

From Saxe, Virginia, both graduated from Randolph-Henry High School. The brothers had heard such positive feedback about SVCC that they decided to enroll in classes on the John H. Daniel campus. Bryan chose to study Information Technology, and Ryan chose to study what he has always dreamed of, Administration of Justice. While taking classes, Bryan was employed by SVCC’s Buildings and Grounds department, and Ryan was a part of SVCC’s Safety Patrol and was a Student Ambassador.

Both say that the most meaningful part of their academic journey was the teachers they met through SVCC and how much they truly cared about their students’ success. Bryan would like to thank Joan Tuck for all her support, and Ryan would like to thank Doug Whaley, Judith Vaughan, Wanda Vaughan, and, two important people from the brothers’ church, Loretta Bailey and Reverend Marvin Bowman.

After three years of hard work for Bryan, and two years for Ryan, the brothers earned their Associate degrees. Both are currently pursuing jobs in their relative fields of study, and Ryan plans to continue his education online with Liberty University while working.

When asked if they had advice for current and future SVCC students, their responses were, “Never give up on yourself” and “Be prepared for the unexpected.” Just one out of many stories, these brothers, twins, and now college graduates are an example of how SVCC can put you on the road to success.

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