By Susan Young
Another national touring band performed at Dr. Ugs on Sunday afternoon and the crowd was incredible. Rosie Flores brought her "rockabilly filly" style to Virginia all the way from Austin, Texas. While the music is fantastic and the performers really give it their all, it is always interesting to hear outsider's impression of Virginia. Rosie's bass player, Joseph and her guitarist, Victor, thought that Virginia has a great historical vibe to it and reminded them of some of the older towns in Texas. They were impressed with the building renovations and many photos were snapped while walking around the square. They were taken with the amount of preservation that is occurring around the square to maintain the historic façade of the community and the "aha moment" when Joseph said he would love to live here and be a part of the historic transformation. How gratifying it is to hear those words!
Friends of the Rexroat Prairie would like to announce that tours of the Rexroat Prairie and Cabins along with period demonstrations will be held on the first Saturday of each month beginning May 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. If anyone would like to volunteer with tours or demonstrations contact Debbie Gebhardt at 217-741-9527.
Graduation at the Virginia Schools is on May 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Eighth grade graduation is May 22 and High School graduation is May 23. A Baccalaureate service will be held at Shiloh Church on May 18 at 7 p.m.
Virginia Alumni Banquet is scheduled for May 24 this year with a reception at the High School gymnasium from 4-8 p.m. Tours of the school will be offered during this time. Finger foods, tea, coffee and punch will be served. Cost is $10 for alumni and $8 for non alumni. Reservations may be made by calling Petefish, Skiles &
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Company Bank at 452-3041 or Stephanie Hobrock at 217-883-1756. Reservations may be mailed to PS & Co. Bank, P.O. Box 18, Virginia, IL 62691 or to Stephanie Hobrock at 121 E. Springfield St., Virginia, IL 62691.
There is a get together for anyone who likes to visit at Stephanie Treadway Hobrock's house on Friday, May 23d from 5 p.m. til ?? Bring liquid refreshments you like and catch up with old friends and new. Guests do not have to be alumni.