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Jarratt Hardware’s Spring Open House – FREE Community Event for All!

On Saturday March 23, 2019 from 10am to 4pm, Jarratt Hardware will be hosting aFREE family fun day full of learning opportunities. Lunch will also be provided at no cost from 12-1PM. Jarratt Hardware’s Spring Open House eventis a community event for all ages. The store is teaming up with local Virginia Cooperative Extension offices in Greensville/Emporia and Sussex County, as well as the Southside Beekeepers Association, to provide a fun learning day at the store.

At the event, youth and their families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun, agricultural hands-on activities, learning about beekeeping, hatching chicks, raising chickens, gardening, soil fertility, lawn health and more.

Come learn about beekeeping with representatives from the Southside Beekeepers Association and learn how to start and manage your own hive. 4-H Youth Development will be providing fun, interactive games and activities for youth to learn all about chickens, bees, pollinators, local youth opportunities and more! Local 4-H Teen Club members and 4-H Livestock/Animal Club members will be present at the event to assist with educational games and activities. Come see live chicks hatching and learn how you can raise your own flock. Baby chicks, as well as all supplies needed to raise chickens and start beekeeping, will be in stock for purchase the day of the event.

Local soil scientists and store owners, Andy and Alexis Jones, will be discussing soil fertility and lawn care at the event. Soil testing supplies will be present the day of the event. Come with your soil samples and any questions that you may have about soil fertility and grass growing!

Greensville County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee will be on hand during the event with giveaways for the children and informational handouts for Agriculture Education. Pine View Nursery will be at the event as well showcasing their beautiful flowers and garden plants ready for planting this spring. Local Girl Scout troop #540 will also be onsite during the event to sell their delicious Girl Scout cookies. Many organizations from across the community will be present, so this is definitely an event you do not want to miss!

Come and see Jarratt Hardware, under new ownership, striving to increase the diversity of their inventory (hunting supplies, building materials, etc.) as well as increase in availability of special orders. Theywill have a few in-store specials available during the event. Spring lawn and gardening needs will be in stock for this event. We hope to see you there!

FREE lunch will be provided for all from 12:00-1:00PM. The event will be held at Jarratt Hardware, located at 111 Jarratt Avenue, Jarratt, VA.

For more information about the event, please call Jarratt Hardware at 434-535-8137 or Virginia Cooperative Extension at 434-348-4223.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the 2018 4-H Camp, please contact Hannah D. Parker, at the Extension Office no later than two weeks prior to the date assistance is needed.  Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Small Business Workshop

Longwood Small Business Development Center will present How to Write a Business Plan, Financing Options,  SWaM Certification &  Business Insurance in Colonial Heights on March 27, 2108

If you are thinking of starting or have a small business and want to learn how to write a business plan, learn about financing options, SWaM certification & business insurance, this free workshop is for you! 

Some of the topics will be:

  • Why do you need a business plan? How to prepare and   present your business plan and what are some marketing strategies and financial planning information to enhance it.

  • What financing options are out there and what do lenders look for?

  • What is SWaM certification? How can it help your small business and how do you get SWaM certified?

  •  Why you need business insurance and how it will protect you and your small business.

The workshop will be held on March 27, 2019,9:00am-11:30am in theColonial Heights City Council Chambers at201 James Avenue in Colonial Heights.

Please click here to register.




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