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Sibley’s Store grand reopening Saturday

The Mathews County Visitor and Information Center will hold a grand reopening of Sibley’s General Store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 239 Main Street, Mathews. The public is invited.

Closed for the past seven months for restoration and maintenance, the center will have a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Live music for the event will be provided by “Piankatank,” and there will be refreshments and a lemonade stand.

Returning vendors and some new vendors will have their wares for sale, and a raffle will be held for a gift basket full of items from the visitor’s center and its vendors. It is valued at $200. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5.

“I’m excited,” said MCVIC Executive Director Kat Larkin, who was hired while the center was closed. “I’ve never worked in this building.”

“It’s been a long time coming,” said MCVIC President Bobbi Hatton.

The renovation included raising the ca. 1898 building, placing concrete under it, and building a new foundation; replacing a major su...

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