After much soul searching and consideration, the Town of Parksley has decided to cancel the annual Trunk or Treat celebration as we will not be able to meet the Governor’s COVID-19 guidelines. House to house trick or treating will be permitted from 5pm-8pm on October 31 at your own discretion. We look forward to resuming Trunk or Treat in 2021.
Hungars Church Music Ministry has cancelled the Jim Kosnik and Ally Tarwater organ and flute concert scheduled for June 7 due to the continued health restrictions on gatherings. At this time, plans are to resume the Hungars concert series with a program by Wren Masters on Sunday, October 4, 4 p.m.
YMCA Camp Silver Beach’s Beach Bash Oyster Roast and Silent Auction has been rescheduled for October 24, 2020. Tickets and donations can be purchased and accepted here: https://give.ymcashr.org/
Spell Rite Spelling Bee has been postponed to September 25
The 2020 Eastern Shore Christian Businessmen’s Association Prayer Breakfast has been canceled.
The Cape Charles Historical Society has had to cancel our annual April Shrimp Boil. It would not have been a safe event to hold at this time. Depending on how the situation develops, it may be rescheduled. We do plan to hold the November Oyster Roast as usual.
Broadwater Academy’s 2020 Gala has been postponed
The Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in Exmore now has a truck for at home pickup of unwanted furniture and appliances. Pickup is free and all donations are tax deductible. Call 757-442-3500 to arrange pickup.
The Eastern Shore Center for Independent living located in Belle Haven, Va., will be closed to the public, no walk-ins, only appointments. For more information please feel free to contact the office at 757-414-0100.
Due to the continuing crisis with COVID-19, the SPCA Eastern Shore will continue its visitation by appointment only for the foreseeable future. Appointments can be made by calling 757-787-7385 or email [email protected].
The Onancock Market has adopted a wait-and-see position as to when we will open for our 9th season. We are working with The VA Dept of Agriculture to ensure that, when we open, we will have the safest possible environment for vendors, volunteers and patrons. Of course, we are and will continue to take direction from Governor Northam’s executive orders. Please look for an update in mid-April.
Onancock International Films is suspended until further notice
The Eastern Shore of Virginia’s Historical Society annual gala, which had been scheduled for May 30, will now be Saturday, Oct. 3, at the home of A. Thomas Young in Poplar Cove outside Onancock. More details to come.
The April meeting of the Eastern Shore Public Library Board of Trustees has been cancelled.
The deadline for high school seniors to apply for a scholarship from the Eastern Shore Christian Businessmen’s Association has been extended from April 30 to May 30. For more information, contact Vernon Bell at 787-3920 or at [email protected].
All Virginia 4-H summer camps canceled due to COVID-19. To protect the health and well-being of 4-H campers and the general public, in-person Virginia 4-H summer camps, both residential and day, are canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone that has made a deposit or payment will receive a full refund. Campers and their families will be notified as we finalize the process. The decision was made in alignment with Virginia Tech’s announcement that all summer classes must be conducted online instead of in person to help flatten the curve. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Accomack County 4-H has found new and engaging ways to educate youth through online activities. We currently are offering several virtual fun DIY at home activities, trips/tours and camping opportunities!!! We will be adding and updating the activities weekly. For access, please visit our website: https://accomack.ext.vt.edu or visit our Accomack County Cooperative Extension Facebook page and hit the “like” button.
A new “Blessing Box” can be found near the Bloxom Food Pantry and House of Prayer (formerly the Bloxom United Methodist Church) located at 25585 Shoremain Drive in Bloxom. The bright red box contains non-perishable food, Kleenex tissues, cloth face masks, reading material, and other comfort items which are available to anyone in need and is accessible all hours of the day or night. On the right side of the box is a Prayer Request Sheet on which you may list your name or someone you know that is in need of prayer – members of our Church will pray for those names listed. Or, if you are not in need, you may contribute your own items to the box for those people who are! The Blessing Box has been established, and is maintained by, Saint Thomas United Methodist Church in Clam. For more information, contact the Church Parsonage at (757) 665-7279.
DUE TO VA GOV EXECUTIVE ORDER #55, THE 2020 RUN FOR THE ANIMALS (originally scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020), will have to be re-scheduled. Tentatively re-scheduled for Sunday, November 29, 2020
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society’s Annual Crab Crackin’ Event has been canceled for 2020.