Taking a village to celebrate

Published 8:18 am Thursday, May 16, 2019

With the sort of warm and cloudy weather that deepens the green colors of the surrounding foliage, hundreds of people gathered at The Historic Village at Lee Wayside to participate in the annual Buckingham Mayfest celebration on Saturday.

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White mules carefully pulled wooden carts full of people through the historic site. Participants visited vendor booths, enjoyed lunches of fried fish sandwiches made by members of the Keystone Lodge 188 chapter, watched a blacksmith at work, listened to live music from the Farm Use Old Time String Band, bought homemade ice cream and other desserts from the Amish community and toured the historic sites. A 1918 Chevrolet was among the newest features of The Historic Village at Lee Wayside.

Those involved with the event included the Buckingham chapters of the Boys Scouts of America and Cub Scouts, Central Virginia Regional Library, the Buckingham/Dillwyn Garden Club and Dragonfly Farm, the Buckingham 4-H program and the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District.

Organizer Martha Louis said that Mayfest, over the past several years, has stood in for the Buckingham Day celebration that was also held annually.

To learn more about The Historic Village at Lee Wayside, visit www.leewaysidevillage.com.