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Boydton Day is just around the corner

SoVaNow.com / October 02, 2013
The leaves are beginning to turn and, in the small town of Boydton, that means just one thing — Boydton Day is coming! Saturday, Oct. 26, the 37th annual Boydton Day will kick off with a lively parade, the courthouse square filled with vendors and lots of music.

Folks who call Boydton home and others who just wish they could will line the streets to watch the Bluestone and Park View High School bands strut their stuff. Fried Oreos or Twinkies will delight the palate while music by Clarksville Baptist Youth and Sanctified Power fill the air. It’s a small town event at its best.

Families have planned reunions, classmates will reunite and old friends will stand on the street corner and remember fun times from their past.

Boydton Day has been around for 37 years and many Boydton residents have been there for each annual celebration. The Boydton Ruritans currently sponsor the big day, however a committee of local residents put the event together for many years.

More than 80 vendors are expected to line the courthouse square, selling food, crafts, house wares and jewelry. Several vendors will be dispensing information. The Gideons give away hundreds of Bibles each year and Mecklenburg County Victim/Awareness Assistance Program hands out educational brochures.

In addition, local groups conduct their annual fundraisers. Boydton’s Life Station will be selling barbeque, Boydton’s Volunteer Fire Department will sell stew and Boydton Untied Methodist Church will be offering delicious homemade baked goods. Vendors will offer sausage biscuits, locally produced honey, hotdogs, french fries, chips, sodas, fish sandwiches, deserts, hamburgers, grilled shish kabobs, lemonade, funnel cakes, pies, pork skins and more.

There is still time to sign up as a vendor. Pick up an application at Boydton Town Hall or on like at http://www.boydton.org. Booth space is $40 each and electrical hookups are available. For more information, please contact the Boydton Day Committee (Will and Donna Ober) at (434) 738-7834.

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