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Mecklenburg County makes plans for a 250th birthday bash
SoVaNow.com / March 26, 2014Eleven years before the United States celebrated her independence from England, Mecklenburg County was officially formed. Split from Lunenburg County a year earlier, Mecklenburg entered into legal existence on March 1, 1765.
The Mecklenburg County Tourism Office is spearheading an early effort to plan a county-wide quarter-millennial celebration next year. At the monthly tourism committee meeting held in Boydton on Friday, ideas were presented to offer a month-long celebration, including a signature kickoff event on the weekend of March 1, 2015.
“This is a great opportunity for our various communities from across this large county to come together and celebrate a common history,” said Justin Kerns, Mecklenburg County Tourism Coordinator. “We’re in our very early stages of planning and ideas, so just about anything is on the table.”
Ideas presented included a big kickoff event at a historic property in the county on the actual anniversary, and then smaller events on each subsequent weekend for the remainder of the month of March. Restaurants will be encouraged to research and offer Colonial-era dishes as specials, with modern twists welcome. Numerous civic organizations, schools and churches throughout the county will also be welcomed to participate and plan their own events in conjunction with this celebration. Interpretive days with period costumes, music and fun were also discussed.
According to Kerns, “Our office is just really the kickstarter for this celebration — we want everyone, including our local businesses, to feel welcome to get involved in their own way and ultimately celebrate together.”
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