This past Saturday appeared to be a really successful day here in our community. The weather was beautiful, events had been well-promoted and the home state semi-final football game all added together to produce a significant bit of activity. I made some of the events but also missed a few due to the preference to stay home with my wife who was battling the flu.
The Appomattox Christian Academy started off on Friday night with their Annual Fish Fry and their Christmas Market which continued on Saturday. With the report that there were 50 vendors involved, it was a very successful event.
On Saturday, I made it to downtown as the parade was coming to an end. I made a short stop at the newly opened Venue 1848 to enjoy a hot chocolate and a quick tour of the facilities, which are being geared to host weddings and similar events.
Main Street was busy but the real intensity began at Abbitt Park with several attractions for the kids. The Courthouse area had museum and park representation, the school board office had food services, and Courtland Festival Park was filled with artisan vendors of all types. At each point the crowds were significant.
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