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May Faire returns for second year

May Faire, sponsored by the Mathews County Historical Museum, will be held on Saturday, May 5, on Mathews Court Green. This is the second year for May Faire, which will focus on the theme “Rockin’ and Rollin’ in Mathews—the 1950s,” said museum board chair Nancy Twigg.

“Some will remember the ’50s era, others will learn about it,” said Twigg. “We plan to include the entire community in the festivities, much the same as we did last year when we focused on the very first beginnings of the county.” The inaugural May Faire 2017 included heritage from the years up to 1791, when Mathews County was formed from Gloucester.

Some of the highlights expected to return from last year include a May Pole dance by the Bayside Youth Ballet, an archaeological dig conducted by the Fairfield Foundation, and music by local performers Lynda Smith and Patrick and Carmelita Billups. In the historic courthouse, there will be three special performance...

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