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Family Fun Day is this Saturday


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Minnie and Mickey Mouse will be the special guests.

This year’s Urbanna Family Fun Day from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, at the Urbanna firehouse promises to be filled with an afternoon of fun games and a good time for all ages. There will be a carnival theme this year.

The gates open at 3 p.m. From 3 to 6 p.m. there will be a silent auction that includes “a lot of nice things,” said event coordinator Lois Jean Brooks. One auction item is a golf package from the Tides Inn.

“Sweet Justice” will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Charlie Culley will again serve as DJ and sound man.

At 4:30 p.m. the Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestants and Little Miss Spat contestants will introduce themselves.

New this year will be an old-fashioned cake walk at 5 p.m. and all the cakes will be homemade by members of the MCVFD Auxiliary.

“No Strings Attached” from Urbanna Baptist Church will put on a puppet show at 5:30 p.m.

The popular watermelon-eating contest for all ages will be at 6 p.m.  Prizes will be sponsored by Rappahannock Jewelry and Urbanna Republic.

Urbanna Baptist Church Daycare will sponsor its train ride for the little ones.

The Middlesex High School cheerleaders will have a bake sale and will demonstrate some of their routines.

There will be  free balloons for all children sponsored by Citizens and Farmers Bank.

EVB will distribute free  giveaways for all the children, and BB&T will offer free water while supplies last.

The special guests this year to visit with all the children will be Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Food will consist of firehouse hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, homemade barbecue with homemade slaw, snow cones, soft drinks, homemade lemonade and popcorn.

There will be a hayride sponsored by Bethpage Camp-Resort, and the popular dunking booth. The big slide will return and a variety of carnival games will be featured.

The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office will have a display; the Middlesex County Animal Control Officer will again have some pet adoptions available; the  Virginia State Police will again give out information to keep us all safe; and Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 of Deltaville will have a display.

The Urbanna Fire Department and Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad will be on hand to assist and answer questions about their organizations. Remember volunteers are always needed!
Admission will remain as always $2 for adults and $1 for school-age children. Children under 5 years will be admitted free.

Family Fun Day is sponsored by the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Urbanna.

Parking is available in the bank parking lots, the parking lot of the Southside Sentinel, and on side streets. Handicapped-only parking is available at Urbanna Market.
Activities end at 7 p.m.

posted 08.29.2008

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