A gorgeous fall day greeted Floyd County Saturday to help a number of events throughout the area.
Blue skies and sunshine covered those who gathered for High Noon for Hope, the benefit for the Joshua Cantrell Memorial Scholarship Fund established for the memory of the youngster who died from a rare form of cancer.
The Hylton Sisters opened the music, followed by the Joy of Floyd musicians and singers, Tara Hall and High Noon at the Triple J-Palace on Black Ridge Hope. How well does the scholarship High Noon for Hope program work? One of the Hylton Sisters is now attending Radford University on one of the scholarships.
In downtown Floyd, music fans heard the music of Paul LeMay and Friends, Jake Rettig, Brad Collier, Henry Hardt’s Mudcats, Cocobolo and Virginia Hollow. Great music and weather.
The Festival included food and help from Plenty! plus a table for voter registration and another for Floyd Friends of Asylum Seekers.
The Floyd Radio Show kicked off its ninth season Saturday night at The Floyd Country Store with the Crooked Road Ramblers, Kelly and the Cowboys and musical stylist Devon Sproule.
The show begins with a round of “knock knock” jokes from the show’s resident jokester and then provides two hours of music, skits and more. It is always quite a show.
The show, which is available over the Internet and via podcast, runs on the first Saturday of each month from September through May of each year.
Saturday also featured the Floyd Humane Society’s Paws Cause at the EcoVillage just off Franklin Pike, another good cause and one that draw strong support from the Floyd County Community.
A busy night for a news photographer and the next edition of the Floyd Press will include photos from High Noon for Hope, the Americana Music Festival and the Radio Shows, along with stories.
Lots to do in our little corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia.
Who says life in the country is slow or dull?