Wednesday, April 28, 2010

At long last May!

Come cultivate your local roots

May seemed impossibly far in the future as we watched the snow fall in January and February but it begins on Saturday..

There are lots of local activities on tap to help you feel part of the Goochland Community.

On Friday night, the Goochland Drive-In located just of Interstate 64 in Hadensville will feature a retro night with Planet of the Apes and Saturday Night Fever. Visit www. for a full schedule.

Saturday marks the start of the Goochland Farmers Market on the grounds of historic Grace Episcopal Church in the heart of Courthouse Village. The GFM will feature its wonderful selection of vendors, live music and wonderful atmosphere. Visit A new addition will be a booth sponsored by the Goochland Historical Society offering its wonderful calendars, featuring local photographs, and other publications for sale. Stop by and find out more about this information that is working to preserve the unique essence of Goochland. Pick up a flyer for the oral history program and sign up to have your recollections of the county recorded in your own words.

In addition, the Historical Society Headquarters located just south of Parrish Ford on River Road West, will hold an open house.

From 11-4 on the old football field behind the administration building, the Goochland Spring Festival will feature a classic car show sponsored by Jerusalem Baptist Church; the Goochland Fire-Rescue “fire house” exhibit where kids can try their hand at working a real fire hose; lots of activities for children and the county’s largest yard sale.

The Friends of the Goochland Branch Library, a very worthwhile organization, will sponsor a book sale inside the old high school gym lobby. This is a great place to buy inexpensive books to take to the beach and help the great group that funds library programs at the same time.

Goochland CASA will be selling raffle tickets for a beautiful hand made quilt at a dollar each.

Other groups will sponsor informational booths and there will be vendors galore!

Come connect with Goochland and grow your own roots. For more information visit the county website at

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