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Happy 200th in Boydton

SoVaNow.com / October 03, 2012
As the last Saturday in October approaches, the little village of Boydton is gearing up for a large crowd. The 36th annual Boydton Day celebration, sponsored by Boydton Ruritan Club, will fill courthouse square and spill over onto side streets. A gasless parade will honor Boydton’s 200th birthday and vendors will offer their varied wares.

“We have already filled nearly 50 vendor sites and will continue to accept applications until October 15,” said Boydton Day chairman Will Ober. The Oct. 15 deadline is for general vendors. Food vendors were given an Oct. 1 deadline, in order to meet Health Department requirements.

Among the foods available will be Boydton Volunteer Fire Department’s famous Brunswick Stew and the delectable smoked barbeque offered by the Boydton Life Station. Historic Boydton’s Renaissance will be selling raffle tickets for the beautiful handmade quilt which features Mecklenburg County Court House. The quilt was designed and donated by Gary Crutchfield. The drawing will be at 3 p.m.

Sponsorships are still available for local merchants who want to help defray expenses for the annual celebration. Attorney Thomas Lipscomb and Boyd Chevrolet are among the local sponsors who annually give support to make Boydton Day happen.

The event begins with Vesper Services at the Old Presbyterian Church on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. and will continue all day Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and a variety of musical groups will perform throughout the day. Vendors offering everything from aprons to zippers will line the streets of Boydton and a delicious array of food will be available throughout the day.

Vendor applications are available at Town Hall or on line at http://www.boydton.org. For sponsorship information, please call Elaine Bowers at 434-447-4774. For any other information, please contact Will Ober at 434-738-7834.

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