Gov. McDonnell To Speak At Founders Day

Published 3:54 pm Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center is busy preparing for its inaugural Founders Day address entitled Faith of Our Founding Fathers with keynote speaker Governor Robert F. McDonnell. The event is scheduled for June 11.

Governor McDonnell's address will be preceded by a colonial style dinner in Blackstone's grand dining room and followed by a lively debate between interpreters from Virginia Patriots for President George Washington (Kevin Grantz) and Governor Patrick Henry (Michael Wells). In addition, area youth will salute the Faith of Our Founding Fathers in song.

For guests wishing to spend the night VUMAC will serve a hearty Southern breakfast after which Bishop Hasbrouck Hughes will deliver the Sunday morning message on June 12. In addition, there will be a silent auction due to donations by United Methodists from across the Conference. Donated items range from stays at the beach and Smith Mountain Lake, oriental rugs, original art work, etc.

The Saturday evening program attendance tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. Guests wishing to attend the program and, also, enjoy a Colonial style dinner before the speech are invited to do so in VUMAC's grand dining room at a cost of $60 per person and $100 per couple. In addition, for out-of-town guests that wish to enjoy the dinner and program, but also to spend the night; enjoy a Southern colonial style breakfast; and hear the Sunday morning message from Bishop Hasbrouck Hughes, the cost will be $125 per person and $230 per couple.

For sponsorship information, ticket information or to donate an item for the Silent Auction, please telephone VUMAC at 434-292-5308 or email