2018-03-14 / Announcements

Cinderella Dreams Project returns full-flounce

Volunteers organize and display donated prom dresses in advance of the annual shopping event. 
ASH DANIEL Volunteers organize and display donated prom dresses in advance of the annual shopping event. ASH DANIEL The doors are about to open at Westchester Commons for the Cinderella Dreams Project, organized by the Midlothian Junior Women’s Club. The project collects donated dresses and sets up a temporary shop to provide a dress and accessories to any girl who, just like Cinderella, needs help getting a gown for the ball. The storefront, located in Westchester Commons at 313 Perimeter Drive, will be open on Friday, March 16, 5-8 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Shopping is first-come, first-served, and the line will cut off an hour prior to shop closing. All high school-age girls are welcome to prom shop for a $5 donation to help cover the annual costs of the project. For more information about the project or to volunteer, visit


Brandermill Woman’s Club is now accepting scholarship applications for two scholarships it awards each year to graduating seniors of Clover Hill High School. As of this year, applications will also be accepted from graduating seniors who live in the Clover Hill School District, but who attend another Chesterfield County High School. The application deadline for the scholarships, which were established in memory of former Clover Hill School librarian Helen Sluss, is April 18. Clover Hill High students can pick up the application from the guidance office; other district students may contact the co-chairmen, Polly Wriston, 744-8659, or Ann Gatz, 639-6868.


The Central Virginia Emergency Management Alliance will host a Survivor Day program on April 21. Emergency and community response professionals will teach residents the best ways to prepare for disasters. Survivor Day attendees will learn how to survive in their homes without power for at least 72 hours, what to take with them should they need to evacuate and much more. Topics include Basic Active Shooter Awareness; Food & Water Safety; Household Safety; First Aid & Hygiene; Planning & Documents; and Fraud/Home Security/ Identity Protection. Registered attendees who complete the entire Survivor Day training will receive a free backpack with emergency supplies (limit one per household). Chesterfield training will take place at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, with registration at 8 a.m. and training from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information or to register for the free program, visit or call 323-2033.

Registration is now open for the Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Grass Roots program. This Healthy Virginia Lawns program, which helps homeowners properly care for their lawns, involves a home visit by a trained master gardener volunteer who will measure your lawn, take a soil sample and provide personalized recommendations based on a detailed site evaluation. Registrations will be accepted through May 20. The program fee is $25 and covers the cost of supplies, materials and one soil test. Additional soil samples are $11 each with a maximum of three. For more information, contact Cooperative Extension, 751-4401 or

Announcements can be emailed to, faxed to 744-3269 or mailed to Chesterfield Observer, Attn: Announcements, P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113.

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