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SoVaNow.com / October 17, 2012The streets of Boydton Day will be filled with people, bicycles, golf carts, wagons, marching bands, horses using any mode of gasless transportation on Saturday, Oct. 27. The 36th annual Boydton Day parade will harken back to the days of Boydton’s beginnings in 1812, and all those who consider Boydton home are invited to march as Grand Marshals this year.
“We want the streets to be filled with folks carrying signs to tell what Boydton means to them,” said Boydton Day Chairman Will Ober. He added that the local fire departments and rescue squads will still be driving their vehicles in the parade. “That is a tradition we don’t want to change,” Ober said.
The 36th annual celebration, coordinated by the Boydton Ruritans, will begin at 9 a.m. with vendors lining the Court House Square. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and several local bands will be playing under the Health Care on the Square portico while local gospel groups will be singing on the steps of Town Hall. The Pipe and Drum Corp from UNC will perform during the day at the Boyd Tavern. Vendors will offer food, crafts and information and will be open until 4:00 p.m.
This year’s sponsors include Boyd Chevrolet, the Boyd Tavern Foundation, Boydton Volunteer Fire Department, Citizens Community Bank, First Citizen’s Bank, Lipscomb Law Office and Production Crop Services. These sponsors contribute financially to help make the annual event happen.
Vendors can still sign up by filling out an application at Boydton Town Hall or on line at http://www.boydton.org. The deadline for food vendors has passed. For more information, go to the website or contact Will Ober at 434-738-5731. 679
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