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May Faire to have plenty of children’s activities

May Faire, a Mathews Heritage Festival, is around the corner and a major focus this year will be plenty of activities for children. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, around the court green and is being sponsored by the Mathews County Historical Museum.

In its second year, May Faire is growing and the Children’s Backyard Games and Activities component has become a festival within a festival, according to event chairperson Nancy Twigg.

Twigg said numerous 1950s backyard games are planned, along with a few extras like face-painting and iconic 1950s toys. Katherine Davis Small, the activities coordinator, said she wants the children to have fun, learn something new, and most importantly, play outside like children did in the 1950s. 

Activities will include hula hoops, hopscotch, pickup sticks, marbles, jump rope, and nine-pin bowling. Also, playing with other toys from the 1950s like Mr. Potato Head, Slinkys, Play-Doh, and yo-yos will let the ...

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