Celebrations, fireworks set

Published 5:46 pm Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bridget Carrington and Theory are set to kick-off Farmville’s Fourth of July celebration on Sunday at the Farmville Regional Airport.

A grand fireworks show will also be part of the Independence Day celebration at about 9:30 p.m.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. at the airport, located at 130 Wedgewood Drive, in southern Cumberland County. The cost to enter is $5 per vehicle.

According to Town Manager Gerald Spates, vendors will offer food for sale and activities for children, including bounce houses and glow sticks. The food should be ready around 5 p.m., he said.

Bridget Carrington and Theory will perform from about 6-7 p.m., and the talent show will be from 7-7:30 p.m., according to event organizer Perry Carrington, Bridget’s father.

Hannah Rose will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., and Tommy Fleshman will perform at 8 p.m. Bridget and Theory will follow until the fireworks display, which is set for about 9:30 p.m. Bridget and Theory will perform again at about 10 p.m. All times are subject to change.

Perry Carrington and Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Clark will emcee the event.

Fleshman is a solo artist while Rose is a country musician.

Coolers are welcome, but no glass bottles and no pets are allowed.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Farmville and a host of businesses.

The Meherrin Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fireworks and festivities on Saturday, July 9, with fireworks being displayed at dusk.

The firehouse, located on Moore’s Ordinary Road, will offer stew, a bake sale, a yard sale, vendors and a live band.

The music begins at 2 p.m., while the stew, which is $7 per quart, will be ready by 11 a.m. Preorders may be made by calling Donnie Herzig at (434) 390-0709, Trey Pyle at (434) 547-7861 or Jacob Taylor at (434) 607-7500.

One-dollar raffle tickets, which will benefit the fire department, will also be sold for a chance to win $500, $250 or $100.

No pets or alcohol are allowed.

For those close to Scottsville, there will be a fireworks display at dusk on Monday, July 4. The annual parade will begin at 9 a.m. with vendors at Dorrier Park during the day. Live music will begin at 6 p.m.