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After many hours of hard work by a group of dedicated volunteers, Town staff and Northern Neck Planning District staff, the Town of Montross hosted the first public preview of the facade improvements recommended by architects Ray and Dana Herlong, and the Facade Improvement Committee. A group of 35 business owners, residents and members of the facade committee met at the Westmoreland Fire Department last Wednesday, Oct. 16, to learn how recipients were chosen and to view a slideshow preview of improvements that are planned.
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Beginning this weekend, West-moreland County will be the frightful scene of a busy week of spooky Halloween activities, from the Scarecrow Fest at the Colonial Beach Museum to the Third Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat in Montross.
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Seniors Alexa Weeks and Davon Hamilton were chosen W&L Homecoming Queen and King. They were presented to the crowd at the halftime of Friday’s game.
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Carol Chandler, who has devoted her life to Montross and is one of the leaders of the Montross Revitalization effort, is the Grand Marshal of the parade at the Montross Fall Festival which begins this weekend.
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Westmoreland County Registrar Kristin Hicks is anticipating a low turnout for the Nov. 5 general election, but is hopeful that the turnout will exceed the 37 percent of registered voters who participated in 2009, the last Virginia gubernatorial election.
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From family skate night, to the best chocolate cake contest, to the Chandler three-mile race, to an arts and crafts show and a parade, the Montross Fall Festival kicks off this weekend.
For almost six decades, the festival has been a highlight of the fall in Westmoreland County, and this year’s event, which also features a scavenger hunt, a baby contest and a car show, looks as spectacular as ever.
“The Fall Festival is my favorite event in Montross,” said Carol Chandler, a longtime Montross civic leader who was chosen as the Grand Marshal for the parade at this year’s event.
“It is a little bit of everything that is good about our community- the food, the crafts, the families and the high school kids,” Chandler said. “I love it.”
“The Town Fall Festival has been an important event to the Town for over 60 years,” said Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy. “This year’s theme, ‘Hometown Family Fun’, is just what our festival is all about.”
Reamy urged everyone to “come and join the fun” at the event which begins Thursday evening and concludes Saturday night.
The schedule of events is as follows:
THURSDAY Oct. 3
• 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Peoples Community Bank’s Family Skate Night at Stan’s Skateland
FRIDAY Oct. 4
• 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Best Chocolate Cake Contest sponsored by the Peggy Garland Law Office
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Customer Appreciation Lunch sponsored by Union First Market Bank
• 6 p.m.
Little Mr. & Miss Fall Festival Pageant at W&L High School
• 7 p.m.
W&L Homecoming Football Game vs. Spotsylvania at W&L High School
SATURDAY Oct. 5
• 7 a.m.
Chandler 3-Mile Race starts at Montross Vol. Rescue Squad
• 9 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies at Westmoreland Courthouse Square Courtyard
Welcome - Mayor R. David O’Dell, Jr.
National Anthem - Sandra Henderson
Flag Raising - Boy Scout Troop 252 & Cub Scout Pack 208
“I Am the Flag” - Larry D. Greene
• 9 a.m.
Sidewalk-Chalk Art Contest Check-In sponsored by theThe Art of Coffee
• 9 a.m. To Noon
Peoples Community Bank Classic Car & Truck Show at Peoples Bank
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Mourning Jewelry Exhibit” at the Westmoreland County Museum
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Civil War Artifacts at the Westmoreland County Museum Annex
• 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Stratford Harbor Hee-Haws performing on Courtyard Street
• 10 a.m. Noon
Scavenger Hunt Check-In at Sunbelt Realty Office
• 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
One Day Remains performing on Courtyard Stage
• 11 a.m.
PAWS Pet Show at the People’s Insurance Agency Lot
• 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Voices of Macedonia on the Courthouse Porch
• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Siloam Church Praise Dancers, Youth Choir and Men’s Group on the Courtyard Stage
• 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Men of Shabach on the Courthouse Porch
• 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Justified performing on the Courtyard Stage
• 2 p.m.
Parade with Grand Marshal Carol C. Chandler
• 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Jerusalem Men’s Chorus performing on the Courtyard Stage
• 3:30 p.m.
Parade and Festival Awards on the Courthouse Porch
• 4 p.m.
Raffle Drawings on the Courthouse Porch