Activities on the waterfront during Oyster Festival
Visitors to the Oyster Festival waterfront at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point will once again be able to step back in time and enjoy several maritime heritage exhibits. This year festival-goers will again be able to step aboard historic oyster buyboats that once worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay to bring the delectable mollusk to our markets.
Longtime Festival emcee Harvey Hudson Jr. dies
Veteran Richmond broadcaster and longtime Urbanna Oyster Festival Pageant emcee Harvey Lee Hudson Jr. died Sunday in a Richmond hospital at the age of 88. Hudson emceed the Urbanna Oyster Festival pageant in the old Rappanna Theater building on Virginia Street in Urbanna throughout the 1970s.
‘Walesa’ to be on Urbanna Christmas Tour
The annual Urbanna Christmas Tour will be Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some locations open again on Sunday, December 6, from noon to 4:30 p.m.
The 2009 tour will again feature a “designer showcase” home, “Walesa” just outside of Urbanna on Old Virginia Street.
One veteran’s story
With America’s entry into World War II, Floyd Wheeler’s life also took a new course. On the day after Christmas 1941, Wheeler enlisted in the Navy. Like countless others, Wheeler probably didn’t know where the journey would lead. But, like many young men and women, Wheeler heeded the call to defend his country.