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Barn Dance kicks off Saturday in Pamplin

Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) is sponsoring its free July kick off of the Pamplin Depot Barn Dance at the Pamplin Depot Freight Room, Main Street in Pamplin on Saturday.

Old-time music and dance and a full meal for $5 will be held from 6-8 p.m.

The public is invited to “cut a rug” to the sounds of the Farm Use Only String Band.

PALS “is a community support organization for Pamplin, a little town rich in local history and soon to be the western terminus of High Bridge Trail State Park,” according to a press release.

“PALS is sponsoring a dance to the old-time music by the Farm Use Old Time String Band in celebration of their annual July event in honor of our country’s independence.”

A popular old-fashioned cake walk will be held, featuring a very special confection by Adrian.

Visitors of High Bridge Trail are encouraged to participate, and representatives of High Bridge Trail will attend. The dance styles will include folk standards, such as the Virginia Reel and called contra- type dances. No experience is required. The dances are simple, but challenging enough to be fun for everyone.

This monthly program is a free, family friendly event held the first Saturday each month through October.

A picnic cookout style supper will begin at  6 p.m. and costs $5. The menu includes hot dogs,  hamburgers, beans, grilled zucchini, watermelon all the fixings, along with tea and lemonade. All proceeds will support PALS, a 501C3 organization.