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3rd Annual Veterans Day Weekend Chili Cook-Off

The Third Annual Veterans Day Weekend Chili Cook-Off

*Formerly known as the Elmo Community Chili Cook-off*

Town of Halifax Farmers Market

Saturday, November 8th - 10:00am-Noon

209 South Main Street, Halifax, VA

Bring a pot of your favorite chili and enter this event!  Entries accepted from 10:00-11:00 am with Judging commencing at 11:00am

This is a community event to celebrate and recognize our Veterans & Veteran Owned Businesses.  There is no charge to enter your chili recipe.  A prize will be awarded for the best overall chili in meat & veggie and a prize for the public's favorite chili.  Also, Any winning entry that uses a Hudson Heritage Farms Product in their recipe will win an additional prize from the farm. 

Three categories being judged:  Meat, Veggie, & Public's favorite

Attendees will be able to sample the various entries

To register for event or for more information contact Denise Barksdale at 434-476-2343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Denise Hudson of Hudson Heritage Farms at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER

Town of Halifax, Virginia

FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Under the direct supervision of the Police Chief, performs law enforcement and protection work and related work as required.  Situations encountered range from routine to difficult in nature.  Requires a high degree of professionalism with attention to detail as well as a degree of independence and decision making with respect to chain of command.  Frequent interpersonal contact both within and outside the organization.  Shift work may rotate.  Position is responsible for the enforcement of state and local laws, patrols the town, conducts investigations and answers complaints.  Involves exposure to risk situations, uncontrolled and/or unpredictable conditions and at times the exercise of physical effort involving strength and endurance.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduate or GED and completion of in service training reequirement with proof of current Virginia Law Enforcement certification.  Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license.  Must have own transportation.

COMPENSATION RANGE:  $27,000 - $32,100 with benefits based on experience.

HOW TO APPLY:  Town of Halifax employment application is requiredd.  Application and complete job description can be obtained at the Halifax Town Hall located at 70 South Main Street, Halifax, Virginia.  Applications can be submitted in person or mailed and addressed to Chief Kevin Lands, Town of Halifax Police Department, Post Office Box 627, Halifax, Virginia 24558.

Deadline:  August 29, 2014

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Full-Time Street Laborer & Solid Waste Technician

Town of Halifax, Virginia

FULL-TIME STREET LABORER & SOLID WASTE TECHNICIAN

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Under the direct supervision of Solid Waste/Street Supervisor, performs general and semi-skilled tasks on streets, sidewalks, and public grounds (landscaping & maintenance).  Work is seasonal and is performed mainly out-of-doors; it requires strength and endurance.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ability to perform elementary maintenance tasks, cutting grass, trees, and brush, maintaining tools and equipment, operating light equipment, assisting in the collection of solid waste and recyclable materials, operating vehicles as required, ability to follow written and verbal instructions, self-motivated and dependable.  Valid Virginia driver's permit.  Must have own transportation.  High school graduate or GED.

HOW TO APPLY:  Town of Halifax employment application is required.  Application and complete job description can be obtained at the Halifax Town Halll locatd at 70 South Main Street, Halifax, Virginia.  Applications can be submitted in person or mailed and addressed to Carl Espy, IV Town Manager, Post Office Box 67, Halifax, Virginia 24558.

Deadline:  August 29, 2014

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Help Protect/Improve Water Quality in the Banister River & Winn Creek

Help Protect and Improve Water Quality in the Banister River & Winn Creek

 

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is working with Banister River and Winn Creek watershed stakeholders to develop a water cleanup plan.  The Banister River and Winn Creek do not meet Virginia's recreational water quality standard because of E.coli bacteria.  Help us determine what actions and resources are needed to meet water quality goals by participating in the Residential & Agriculural Working Group.  The Residential & Agricultural Working Group Meeting will take place on August 13, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm at the Mary Bethune Administration Building Board Room at 1030 Cowford Road in Halifax, VA  24558. 

Potential strategies include:  Reduce pasture runoff & livestock stream access, repair or replace failing septic systems, minimize pet waste pollution.

For more information, contact Paula Nash at 434-582-6216 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

View th original TMDL study here:  www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Water/TMDL/apptmdls/roankrvr/banisterwinnec.pdf

Wild Blue River Festival - September 13th

A day long celebration of the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway and outdoor recreation!

The Town of Halifax will be hosting it's final event of the 2014 season.  On Saturday, September 13th, we will be celebrating the Wild Blue River Festival.

 

The event will kick off at 8 am with an Adventure Race sponsored by 524 Fitness.  At 10 am we will have an official preview of the kayak/canoe launch currently under construction at the Banister River Bridge (Rt 360).  At 11 am Main Street, from the Courthouse to the Farmers Market, will host vendors, food, beer, kids activities, wildlife presentations, and even a 26 foot rock climbing wall.  River Traders will have canoes and kayaks available at the Banister Lake for anyone who wants to paddle around.  In the evening, the festival will transition over to the Farmers Market where live music will take center stage.

Many activities are being planned for this festival which we hope will become a major event for the Town, the County and the SoVA region.  With the recent launch of the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway, and the construcction of the Banister River Gateway (canoe launch), Halifax is poised to see growth in tourism to our town centered around outdoor recreation.  A festival focused on outdoor tourism and recreation creates a unique event for our region, and will bring in people interested in boating and fishing, as well as those just looking to have a good time in our town and onto our waterways.

To host an event like this, we need your help.  Not only are sponsors needed to allow us to bring in exciting and uniwque activities, but also to hlep us to spread the word and market the event.  A sponsorship application highlighting the activities we are trying to have as well as the various sponsorship levels is available.  If you have any questions about becoming a sponsor, please call Rebecca Ramey at 434-476-2337 or email at halifaxVAevents.com.

Vendors on the Courthouse Lawn:  11am - 4pm

Artists, Crafters, Outfitters, Local Businesses, non-profits, government agencies

Food, Music, Beer, Rock Climbing Wall, Wildlife Talks/Demonstrations, Gyotaku Fish Printing, paddling on the Banister Lake, kid's activities and more!

Download your vendor application at www.halifax-events.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Rebecca Ramey at 434-476-2337.

Volunteers are also needed, so please let me know if you can help!  Thank you for your support!

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