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First Fridays will include new music

The Farmville Jaycees will kick off its 2017 First Friday season Friday at 5:30 p.m. with music by Class Act and food by the Farmville Volunteer Fire Department.

Cameron Patterson

The event will be held at Riverside Park in downtown Farmville.

“We have an exciting lineup for the First Fridays season,” said Cameron Patterson, a spokesman for the Jaycees.

Noting the May 6 event where the Jaycees partnered with the Heart of Virginia Festival Committee to host music and activities at Riverside Park, Patterson said, “We’re very excited with the way that turned out (and) the crowd that was there.”

He said the event proved for great opportunities for the future between the two groups.

Friday’s event will include activities for children.

Patterson said the Jaycees were “really excited” to have Class Act perform.

“We’ve got the Farmville Volunteer Fire Department as our food vendor,” he said. “We’re very excited for the June event. It will be a great time. High Bridge and Twin Lakes state parks are our lead sponsors for that event, along with a number of great community sponsors who are partnering with us to bring you the 2017 season.”

The state parks, Patterson said, will provide “some giveaways and information related to their organizations, and WFLO will be on site for remote radio coverage.”

The music will go on until about 8:30 p.m.

“We’ll have craft beverages on site for those who care to purchase,” Patterson said.

Admission is free for all First Fridays, Patterson said, calling the venue a “family-friendly event. We encourage folks of all ages to join.”

The next event will include Chance of Snow performing July 14 with The Fishin’ Pig providing food. On Aug. 4, Ellusive Dream will perform while B-n-B-Que Catering will provide food.

The Jaycees are “in final negotiations with our band for that event,” Patterson said of the September date. “We hope to announce that in the next couple weeks, as well as the food vendor.”