The Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival committee met April 21 to continue steamrolling through plans and action steps for this year’s festival set for Oct. 9 and 10. Among the topics discussed that night was the beauty pageant and a “Battle of the Bands” event. 

The annual Miss Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival Beauty Pageant will be Saturday, Aug. 28. That same day, the Battle of the Bands competition will take place at Courtland Festival Park. Stacy Purcell is the event organizer for the beauty pageant, and Joe Litchford is the event organizer for the “Battle of the Bands” competition. 

Additionally, sponsoring is being considered for a beer garden during the music event. 

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