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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
540-483-5113
Fax: 540-483-8013

Franklin County Civil War Days set for Sept. 5-7
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Take a step back in time as you explore history, discover camp life and relive battles from the front lines at LakeWatch Plantation Sept. 5-7.

The fourth annual Civil War Days will feature military demonstrations with notable reenactors, living history presentations, a fashion show and tea, and a variety of vendors, including artisans, authors and food.

Festivities also will include a dinner and barn dance at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7.

Event admission is $5 for patrons ages 12 and older, $2 for patrons ages 5-11, and free for patrons ages 4 and under.

Camp will open daily at 9 a.m. Dinner and barn dance tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple.

While there were no Civil War battles fought on local soil, Franklin County was home to two leaders of the era -- Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early, whose homeplace is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and scholar Booker T. Washington, who was born a slave on a plantation that is now a national monument.

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Mini-golf, barbecue, music event to help Good Neighbors

Area families are invited to a mini-golf, barbecue and bluegrass event on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Hot Shots Family Fun Center.

Mini-golf will start at 3 p.m. Door prizes and awards will be presented at 5 p.m. Owner Jeff Schott and his crew will be serving up barbecue, wings and sides at 5:45 p.m.

Common Ground, a popular local band, will play bluegrass music throughout the evening.

There will be a cash bar and room for dancing.

Tickets can be purchased online at smlgoodneighbors.org or at The General Store on Scruggs Road. Advanced tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Tickets for children wearing Good Neighbors t-shirts will be free. Tickets can also be purchased at the event for $25 (adult).

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Music in the Park set for July 26

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The Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park will  present Music In The Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 . The Snow Creek Old Tyme Band, above, and The Old Dominion Cloggers will perform at the park beach pavilion.The music begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person with children 12 and under admitted free. There are no parking fees and folding chairs are suggested.

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Friends Picnic

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The Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park enjoyed socializing at their annual summer picnic at the park recently. In foreground is Bernie Tipton. From left are Jim Fischer, Doreen Widney, Bob Phipps, Dave Gearhart and Dot Tipton.

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Antique, classic boat show set
Two-day event features food, entertainment and crafts
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The 24th annual Smith Mountain Lake Antique and Classic Boat Festival will be held at Mariners Landing Conference Center on Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13.

The boat show will feature a number of antique and classic boats on display for viewers to see close up.

On Friday, the event will feature food, vendors, a social to spin boating tales and a catered buffet lunch.

Saturday is show day and time for classic and antique boat owners to showcase their boats for the public.

Throughout the day, there will be entertainment, vendors and crafts.

Souvenir shirts, antique boat merchandise and other items will be on sale at the Smith Mountain Lake chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society's Ship's Store.

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What's Coming Up on Lake and Land
Smith Mountain Lake Community Calendar

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

The Friends of SML State Park will present Music in the Park with Snow Creek Olde Tyme Band and The Old Dominion Cloggers at 8 p.m. at the beach pavilion. Admission is $5 per person.

MONDAY, AUG. 25

A gluten free support group will meet at 10 a.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

The fourth annual Civil War Days will be held at LakeWatch Plantation Sept. 5-7 with military demonstrations, living history presentations, a fashion show and tea, and a variety of vendors. Camp will open daily at 9 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.VisitFranklinCountyVa.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

A benefit for SML Good Neighbors will include mini-golf, barbecue and bluegrass at Hot Shots Family Fun Center. Tickets can be purchased online at smlgoodneighbors.org or at The General Store on Scruggs Road.

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