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Deltaville maritime park plans fun-filled Memorial Day Saturday

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 25, will be event-filled at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park in Deltaville. The Middle Peninsula’s “premier” Farmers’ Market kicks off at 9 a.m. The increasingly popular Billz Bistro fires up the grill and coffeemaker at 8 a.m. Free creek cruises and boat tours begin on the waterfront at 10 a.m. Mini-museum exhibits open at 9 a.m. And “Gayle McGehee and the Nocturnes” take the Waterfront Stage for a Groovin’ in the Park concert from 6-8 p.m.

With winter hanging on like it has, everybody will be in town and ready for the long Memorial Day weekend. The volunteers and staff at the museum are working every day to not only get new work done on the events pavilion and gardens, but also prepare plenty of fun stuff for folks to do.

The Deltaville Farmers’ Market opens at 9 a.m. Stroll the vendor tents at Holly Point and find fresh produce, honey, goat cheese, Greek pastries, artisan bread, handmade clothing, and just that “unique something” you’ve been looking for. The market vendors are open until 1 p.m. The vendors are beginning to move back into the new park area.

Saturday caps off in style with the hard to define “Gayle McGehee and the Nocturnes” at Groovin’ in the Park from 6-8 p.m. Moving smoothly from Latin rhythms through standards to rock-and-roll, Gayle and the guys may be hard to quantify but sure easy to listen to.

There is plenty of free and convenient parking in the park’s grass lots.

The Museum volunteers and staff remind all attendees to be mindful and alert for the new traffic patterns and restrictions in the evolving park.

The park is open dawn to dusk daily.

To find out everything you need to know about the museum and park, purchase event tickets, donate, volunteer, or become a member with all its many benefits, visit, email , write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043, or call the office at 776-7200.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 05.15.2013

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