Garvers named as Virginia Bar-B-Que Parade Marshals
The Virginia Bar-B-Que Committee has announced that Bill and Betty Garver will serve as this year’s Bar-B-Que parade’s grand marshals. The parade will be held on Saturday, June 6 beginning at 10:30 a.m. starting at the high school and proceeding to the Virginia Square.
In the early years of the event, Bill was instrumental on the entertainment committee. He and Web Parlier and Jack and Judy French were some of the first volunteers to arrange entertainers. Bill served over 40 years as the announcer for the beauty contest on Friday night, the entertainment on Saturday evening and again on Sunday afternoon at the drawing. Dressed in his suit and tie, Bill entertained the audience with his sense of humor and local history.