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Mathews May Faire returns Saturday

Visitors to Saturday’s second annual May Faire celebration will take a step back in time, and relive Mathews County’s rich history and culture. The event, which is being sponsored by the Mathews County Historical Museum, will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the historic court green. The festival will have a flavor of the 1950s, with music and games reminiscent of that era.

Opening ceremonies, which begin at 9:30 a.m., will include presentation of citations recognizing the contributions of three organizations during that period: The Mathews Volunteer Fire Department, which established stations and grew in membership and equipment; the Dynatones, a well-known local band which played throughout Virginia; and the Mathews Junior Woman’s Club, which established the Mathews Spring Festival and supports many other good causes.

May Faire will also be a celebration ringing in the first days of spring, according to event chairperson Nancy Twigg. Aside from over 50 vendors ...

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