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[Prince Edward County, Virginia, 250th Anniversary Celebration]

Events Calendar

Events are planned throughout 2004 to celebrate Prince Edward's 250th anniversary. Several will be organized by the commission and in addition many regular local events will be incorporating the birthday celebrations.

For a full calendar of events, month by month, select this link.

If you would like a full listing of events to print out and reference over the year select this link**.

The events planned by the commission to celebrate this momentous anniversary are:

  • JANUARY 1, 2004
    Reissue of History of Prince Edward County, Virginia by Herbert Clarence Bradshaw
    The Board of Supervisors of Prince Edward County proudly presents a limited edition reprint of this important and thorough history of our county, from its earliest settlements and establishment in 1754 through its bicentennial year in 1954. The book is available through the County Administrator's office. Call (434) 394-8837, or check elsewhere on this website.

  • JANUARY 8, 2004
    250th Birthday Party, Prince Edward County Courthouse Atrium, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Join the citizens of Prince Edward County for birthday cake and punch as we kick off our year-long anniversary celebration. Select this link for more details ...

  • JANUARY 8, 2004
    250th Anniversary Commemorative Postmark
    Starting this day and lasting one month, county post offices will offer a special 250th Anniversary postmark. The Farmville first-day issue will be available at the Birthday Party. Postmarks will then be available by request at county post offices until February 8th.

  • APRIL 30, 2004
    Children's Creative Exhibition, "People and Places of Prince Edward County"
    Premiere Reception, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Come to the premiere party for our month-long exhibit of the artwork and literary talents of our county's school children, on display at LCVA through May 15th. Awards for these creative expressions will be presented at the reception. Select this link for Art Contest Contest Rules and Guidelines. Select this link for Creative Writing Contest Contest Rules and Guidelines. This event is sponsored by Haley Automotive of Farmville and Superior Mortgage Corporation.

  • MAY 23, 2004
    "250 Years of Prince Edward" Parade, Downtown Farmville, 2:00 pm.
    Bring the entire family to this grand and historical parade. The colorful procession will include music, lively marchers, and patriotic and festive floats representing our county's distinguished history. Select this link for parade guidelines. Select this link for a parade entry form**.
    For a full listing of parade entries select this link
    This event is sponsored by Benchmark Community Bank, Haley Automotive of Farmville, MoonStar, and Tri-Boro Shelving & Partition Company.

  • AUGUST 14, 2004
    Community Picnic, Wilck's Lake, Farmville, 2:00 p.m.
    Play games, listen to music, enjoy the outdoors, or just relax with friends from all over Prince Edward County as we celebrate the summer with an old-time picnic. Bring your blanket, chairs, and a picnic basket with your favorite snacks and beverages and spend a fun afternoon with friends and family. The county will provide hamburgers and hotdogs. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by MoonStar and ServiceMaster of Farmville.

  • OCTOBER 16, 2004
    "Past and Present in Prince Edward County," 250th Birthday Gala,
    Fireman's Sports Arena, 8:00 pm.

    Enjoy dancing, live music, and delicious food as the county celebrates its birthday with this wonderful event. Gala tickets are $10 per person and go on sale September 20th. For more information select this link. This event is sponsored by Haley Automotive of Farmville, MoonStar, and Tri-Boro Shelving & Partition Company.

  • DECEMBER 5, 2004
    Time Capsule Ceremony, Prince Edward County Courthouse, 3:00 p.m.
    Throughout the anniversary year, citizens will contribute items that represent our life today in Prince Edward County. Join us as we seal and bury this piece of Prince Edward County history for our friends in the future to open on December 5, 2054.

There will also be events held locally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board. This is significant in Price Edward County for the role played by events at the Moton School and is of great historical significance for the County.

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