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Stratford Hall board of directors selects new president

Stratford Hall board of directors selects new president

Stratford Hall, the home to the Lee Family of Virginia and one of the state's top tourist destinatio...

Stratford Hall to hold traditional trades fair

Stratford Hall to hold traditional trades fair

Annual event slated for May 28
Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was the home o...

Westmoreland VFD burns house at Stratford Hall in training exercise

Westmoreland VFD burns house at Stratford Hall in training exercise

The Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department received valuable training for fighting a residential hom...

A sweet day!

A sweet day!

Tom and Martha Crimmins of Westmoreland County were at the Kinsale Strawberry Festival Saturday help...

Improved First Fridays kicks off

Improved First Fridays kicks off

Market Days moves for bigger, more fun event
Montross First Fridays are back this weekend, and the We...

County mulls increasing Placid Bay’s road user fees

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors, acting on a request from the Placid Bay Civic Associat...

 

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Westmoreland limits Halloween festivities to Sunday, October 31

The Westmoreland Supervisors borrowed a page from their Colonial Beach Council counterparts and adopted a resolution designating Sunday, Oct. 31 as the day for observing Halloween festivities.

According to the resolution, it is in the county's best interest to ensure that any Halloween events are as organized and safe as possible.

"It has proven to be very helpful if all neighborhoods within the jurisdictions of the county observe Halloween on the same dame day," the resolution states. The hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

"All children and parents [are] urged to exercise extreme caution and follow all safety rules in observance of this day," is the resolution's bottom line.

District 3 Supervisor Lynn Brownley was openly surprised that such an action item had come before the board. Brownley could not recall Westmoreland having previously designated a specific time for Halloween events and questioned the historically rural jurisdiction's need to initiate such a practice now.

County Administrator Norm Risavi and others explained that the action was consistent with resolutions adopted in the county's incorporated area and was needed for the sake of consistency.

Brownley received assurance that there is no intention to arrest anyone who takes children trick or treating earlier than 6 p.m. on Sunday. Even so, the District 3 Supervisor contributed the single dissenting vote when the board approved the measure designating the day's two-hour window of opportunity.

By Betsy Ficklin

The Journal

 

 

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