Tim Johnson of Be Kind Productions LLC told the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors in their October meeting that his organization wanted to host a marijuana education event, but they would “only do it the right way,” with approval from the authorities. He was true to his word, and yet the board’s denial of the event did not cancel it. The Kind Cup took place on the planned date, Saturday, Nov. 6, but it moved to the Sedalia Center in Big Island, Bedford County. 

The original plan was to hold the gathering at DeVault Vineyards in Concord, a property located at the border of Appomattox and Campbell Counties. Johnson applied for the event permit in Appomattox County and received the required approval of various agencies, including the sheriff, fire marshal, public safety director and county administrator. The board of supervisors was split on the matter, with Supervisors Hinkle, Hogan, and Hipps voting nay and Supervisors Carter and Abbitt voting aye.

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