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Family Fun Day is this Saturday - Urbanna


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“Sweet Justice” will perform at Urbanna Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 30, on the firehouse grounds in Urbanna. The Fun Day is from 3 to 7 p.m. and the band will play from 4 to 7 p.m. Above, members of Sweet Justice are Beth Justice, lead vocalist; Rod McMordie, bass and vocals; Mike James, drums & vocals; Trey Moyer, lead guitar and vocals; Linni Disse, lead guitar and vocals. Charlie Culley, sound tech, is not pictured.

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.

“Sweet Justice” will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. “Sweet Justice plays a variety of music and is very well known in this area, and we are very happy to have them join us this year,” said event chair Lois Jean Brooks. 

Charlie Culley will again serve as DJ and sound man.

New this year will be an old-fashioned cake walk, silent auction with all kinds of great items including a golf package from the Tides Inn,  and fun  games for all ages.

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  give-aways for all the children, and BB&T will offer free water while supplies last.

The special guest 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.

Also returning will be the No Strings Attached puppet show from Urbanna Baptist Church, and entertainment by the Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestants and Little Miss Spat contestants.
Returning will be the popular watermelon-eating contest for all ages with prizes sponsored by Rappahannock Jewelry and Urbanna Republic.

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

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

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.

“With gas prices high, come to the Urbanna Family Fun Day yearly celebration,” said Brooks. “Bring your chair or blanket, your family, and  neighbors and come out and help support your local volunteer  fire department and  the woman’s auxiliary.

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

See next week’s Sentinel for a complete schedule of events and  information on additional parking.

posted 08.23.2008

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