What a Party! Charlotte County Celebrates Earth Day, 250th Birthday

   Written by on May 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Central Middle School was jam-packed with excitement on Saturday, May 9 as the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce celebrated Earth Day and the 250th birthday of Charlotte County!

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There was something for all ages, including games, food, music, and vendors selling the latest fashions.  If the afternoon heat was a little too much to bear, festival goers had the option to cool off inside the school and still be a part of the fun! The Brown Brothers performed in the CMS cafeteria from noon to 3 p.m. with a variety of country-rock tunes. According to literature, “the country-rock duo have been heard on the John Boy and Billy Big Show performing their original song “She’s Country”, performed in the legendary Blue Bird Café, and opened for shows for such notable country artists as T. Graham Brown and Exile.” In celebration of Charlotte County’s 250th birthday, a cake cutting was also held in the cafeteria. In addition, the CMS gym was filled to capacity with vendors providing face painting, Thirty-One Gifts, jewelry, canine fashions, original artwork and more!

While there was plenty to do indoors, there was no shortage of entertainment outside, provided by DJ Shakespeare, Stoney Ridge Bluegrass Band, the Ft. Lee Army Band Woodwind Ensemble and Amazing Vocalz. In addition to a variety of musical acts, barrel rides, Grandma’s Chores, and pony rides, the Orbitron and bounce house were sure to keep the young ones busy while the adults enjoyed scheduled activities. Events included Patrick Henry Jolly, the sixth great-grandson of Patrick Henry, who delivered Patrick Henry’s most well-known speech and the Declaration of Independence.

With so much to do, spectators were sure to work up an appetite. Favorite festival foods such as funnel cakes, chili cheese fries, Polish sausages, ice cream and sno-cones could be purchased throughout the day.

The Charlotte County Annual Earth Day Festival is held the second Saturday in May each year.   The festival is presented by the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and sponsors for this year’s event included Shentel, Southside Electric Cooperative, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, and Halifax Regional Health System.

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