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Patrick County, Virginia Bicentennial Festivities

By Susan M. Thigpen © 1991

Issue: June, 1991

Patrick County, Virginia is celebrating its Bicentennial with weekend festivities in June [1991]. On the 13th, activities will center in Meadows of Dan with a flag dedication at 9:00 am and Mountain Heritage Music in the Community Center at 7:30 pm.

On June 14, bus tours will be leaving Rotary Field in Stuart at 9:00 am for a tour of the county. There will also be self-guided tours available.

Saturday morning, there will be black powder, sling shot and log hewing contests at Fulton Farm on Hwy 58, east of Stuart. The logs will be auctioned that evening in uptown Stuart. They expect there to be enough logs to complete a whole building.

At 6:30 pm, on Saturday, there will be a parade in Stuart and at 7:30 the Williamsburg Drum and Fife Corp will give a concert. A court reenactment will also be held and the night will conclude with fireworks in DeHart Park in Stuart.

On Sunday, everyone is welcome to attend a special service in the Charity Primitive Baptist Church in Woolwine, Virginia.

The Bicentennial photograph book, "Patrick County Yesterday" has been reprinted and is now available. Contact Bobbie Clement, Route 1, Box 101, Ararat, Virginia 24053.