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May Faire to be held May 4 in Mathews

Mathews County’s spring heritage festival, May Faire, will be held on Saturday, May 4, on the Historic Court Green and Mathews Main Street.

This year’s theme, “A Rural Life,” celebrates all aspects of the county’s rural charm and focuses on various aspects of the county’s rich history, said a press release from the Mathews Historical Museum, which sponsors the festival. Special emphasis will be placed on the hardworking individuals who helped shape the county.

“We will harken back to those days when Mathews was a major agricultural community,” said museum president Tom Robinson. “When its many large farms shipped corn, soybeans, daffodils, and other crops nationwide.”

The event will include presentations in the historic courthouse by aerial photographers David and Linda Grow on “Mathews from the Air, Then and Now,” Michelle Hill Williams on the work and activities of her students in the Thomas Hunter Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences class, and Brent Heath of Brent a...

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