Virginia’s multi-billion dollar transportation funding package will put a heavier burden on lower-income households than on more affluent families, according to a Richmond-based think tank.
The Kiwanis Club of Chester made a $500 donation to the Christmas Mother Fund and received an update on their plans for 2013. Pictured from left are Betty Taxton, 2012 Christmas Mother; Tom Sokol, Kiwanis Club president; and Barbara Chapman, 2011 Christmas Mother.
Members of the Chester Lions Club will be participating with their White Cane Days event on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at Walmart and Kroger in Chester. White Cane Days is a semi-annual fund raiser to help the community with the sight conservation needs, primarily providing eye exams and glasses for the needy.
Tickets are now on sale for the Shepherd’s Center 2013 Senior Idol Competition which will be held on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church located at 11700 Genito Rd. in Midlothian. The Senior Idol features 12 talented seniors, 50 years of age and older, competing for a cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 respectively.
The Chesterfield County Democratic Committee will hold a panel discussion on women’s rights on Wednesday, May 1 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Chesterfield County Central Library at 9502 Lori Rd., Chesterfield. Panel discussion on women’s issues including violence against women, ERA, immigration and reproductive health care, followed by a presentation to inform citizens and create a valuable dialogue.
The Chesterfield Public Education Foundation is pleased to announce the kick-off of “Strike A Chord,” a musical instrument drive to benefit student musicians in Chesterfield County Public Schools that began on Monday, April 29 through Monday, May 13.
Enon Elementary School opened in 1938 and will celebrate 75 years of education on May 3. To get ready for the birthday celebration, students are exploring Enon Elementary’s rich history and creating projects to display. They are also rehearsing for a schoolwide concert that will include music from the 1930s to the present. The concert will be presented at 9:45 a.m. and at 1:55 p.m. May 3.
District races across all spring sports are heating up with the temperatures (if Mother Nature decides to make up her mind, anyway). One of the races most intriguing is Central District baseball. Five teams are closely involved in the playoff race: Prince George, Thomas Dale, Dinwiddie and Matoaca, and while on currently on the outside looking in, Colonial Heights is looking to make a run as well.