Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 5:10 pm Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Birthday wishes to Roberta Holiday, July 27, Williamsburg; Tawanda Jennings, July 29, Drakes Branch; Kenya Holiday, July 29, Williamsburg; Kelcey Watson, July 29, Wylliesburg; Vincent Louis Thompson III, July 30, Keysville; Shornette Walton, July 30, Keysville; and Herbert “Junnie” Brogdon, Aug. 1, Charlotte Court House.

I hope you all have wonderful birthdays filled with fun and joy. Happy birthday!

Birthday winners for July are Joanne Wilborn, of Saxe, and Tina Seymore, of Drakes Branch. Gifts can be picked up at The Charlotte Gazette on Wednesday. Deadline to pick up gifts is Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Get-well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. Get-well wishes to Julia Mosley, of Randolph, who is recovering from knee surgery. I hope all of you get well soon so you can resume bringing brightness and delight to our lives.

Singing Stars Gospel Singers, of Saxe, will celebrate its 26th anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Central Middle School. Groups to take part are Lamations Gospel Singers, of Farmville; Visions Gospel Singers, of Nathalie; and Revelations Gospel Singers, of Farmville. Door prizes will be given away at the event, and there is a $5 donation at the door. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thought for the Week: Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.


Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Every test, every trial, every heartache that has been significant can be turned over to God. I can turn it over to him and see how He turns it into good no matter what.

Although there is no solution that is easy, and there is no formula that will work for everyone with heartache or concern, there is one who cares very much about your situation. He also knows what you should do. That is our Father in Heaven.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at vstars@