News briefs, Aug. 17

Meeting

Boyle County Board of Education — 6 p.m. tonight (Aug. 17) tax rate hearing; regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Items on the agenda include: notice of change in transportation procedure; consider 504 chairperson; consider ARC chairperson; consider hiring of string consultant for beginner classes and student fees in conjunction with the Heritage Area String Program; consider two hardship applications for December graduation; consider approving Boyle school district food service program; consider tax rates; consider draft evaluation of superintendent.

Free cookout for Senior Citizens Day

In recognition of Senior Citizens Day The Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Center is having a cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 at the center, located at 569 Jean Drive. There will be free hamburgers and hots dogs furnished by Hometown Radio.

Chastain family to have reunion

LOUISVILLE — The Pierre Chastain Family Association will celebrate its annual reunion Oct 6-7 in Louisville. The national association of descendants of Dr. Pierre Chastain, a French Huguenot, meets yearly in different places around the country. All Chastain descendants are welcome regardless of whether their name is Chastain or not. Association records will be available for research.

Activities include presentations on Chastain Huguenot descendants, Manakin Town and Jamestown, and lost Virginia records. Emory Alzheimer’s Research Center will give an update on their Chastain research. Additionally there will be entertainment, a silent auction, and time to tour Louisville on your own. There will also be the traditional banquet Saturday night.

For reservations or further information, contact Publicity Chair, Carol Migdat at pcfapublicity2017@gmail.com. Headquarters for the reunion will be the Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown. Other hotels and motels are nearby. Reunion registration must be received by Sep. 27.  Special hotel rates are good through Sept. 10.