By Susan Carson
On Sunday afternoon, a couple visiting Dr. Ugs Drugstore Cafe inquired about the buildings on the south side of the square that had collapsed. They wondered what would become of them and stated that most communities would simply tear them down. Virginia's Square One, Inc was discussed and the progress that had been made to date with the visit culminating in a tour of the Rexroat building. They were pleasantly surprised that the buildings were not going to disappear but instead continue on as historic buildings contributing to the community. As we walked toward their car, they said they would definitely return to Virginia and would plan to attend the auction on October 12th.
The donations for the Virginia's Square auction have been fantastic and it looks like it’s going to be a great sale. There is still time to make donations by calling 452-3041 and either drop them off or arrange for pick up. Kevin Velten and Ron Harris have been busy loading and unloading donations for the sale and the room is filling up. Mark your calendar for 10 a.m. on October 12 and score some great finds while supporting the rebuilding of the old Dime Store for Virginia's new community center.
Don't forget to get your garage sale on the list for Saturday's City Wide Garage Sale. Drop off your information at City Hall by Wednesday and the flyers will be distributed Friday evening at both gas stations, McCauslands IGA and Petefish, Skiles & Company Bank.
Christmas in Virginia will have a planning meeting on October 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Dr. Ugs Drugstore Cafe. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The next meeting of Volunteer Virginia will be on November 4 at 6 p.m. at Virginia City Hall.