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Inaugural Halifax Arts Festival draws strong turnout on warm spring day

South Boston News
SoVaNow.com / April 07, 2014
The Town of Halifax celebrated the successful launch of a new event as crowds flocked to the inaugural Halicraft Art Festival on a bright spring morning and afternoon Saturday.

Children jumped in the bouncy house and got in line for facepainting while adults mingled on the Courthouse lawn to sample the wares of 17 vendors — jewelry, ceramics, and other artsy items —under an array of tents.

Along Main Street and at the Halifax Market Place, 20 more vendors offered various goods for sale. Available on Halifax’s sidewalks were such items as handmade doll dresses, hair bows, wooden bowls, handmade bags, photography, more jewelry and much more.

Food vendors also were on hand to satisfy hungry guests, including Sweets and Treats by Greeks, Sara Festivals, Bare Bones of Clarksville and the Cinnamon Bun folks.

At the Farmers Market, local wine vendors Bright Meadows Farm, San Soucy and Hunting Creek vineyards offered varieties made from locally-grown and -cultivated grapes.

Rebecca Ramey, events coordinator for the Town of Halifax, she said she was extremely pleased with the day’s turnout, and expressed confidence that vendors would be happy with their sales: “It’s all gone off without a hitch,” Ramey said.

Proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Community Clock Project which will be placed at the entrance to the Farmer’s Market.

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They need to move it off the main street. This is a main travel lane, I was hauling cows an tents etc would in the middle, they should have set up signs back at golf course road so we could detour around it. Some people have to work on Sat.

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Do you do anything other than fuss ? Allpolitical2 ....every time you post something its always raising cane about something going on. If you hate Halifax County so much and the way it operates...why not move? I am going to look you up today and see if you have any positive posts about Halifax County.

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I can answer you no I do not have one positive thing to say about the government or how they run Halifax. If you are on a schedule the marker boards should have been put up so we could take a detour. What the heck is wrong with that. Why put them up right when you come into town. I cannot stand stupidity and that is what we seem to have runnning this county. We need to have more people like Dickie Abbot our former supervisor that said what needed to be said. Young people have no clue!

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Well how about you take some responsibility? They posted for weeks that this event was going to happen. You should have planned ahead and made your own detour plans. The government can't do everything for you! It's people like you that cause us NOT to have more community events. How about you stay under your little rock and let the rest of us enjoy our community without all your negative crap! Enjoy your summer! =)


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