|Fundraiser for Ferrum Volunteer Rescue Squad is Sept. 22|
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Blue Ridge Music Festival, Ferrum Volunteer Rescue Squad's biggest fundraiser of the year, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Crossroads Ruritan Club from 1 to 9 p.m.
The event, which raises funds to purchase equipment for the Ferrum Rescue Squad, is in its ninth year and is now an "affiliated festival" event on The Crooked Road.
Admission is $6 and children under 12 get in free. The festival will include food, music, dancing, raffles, 50/50 tickets and crafts.
The Old Dominion Cloggers and the Blue Ridge Cloggers will perform, along with several bands, including Glory Bound with Carl Scott, Southern Breeze, After Jack, Mountain Music String Band, Gills Creek Grass Band, Kerosene Willy and 40 West with Steve Shively.
The emcee will be Bobby Radford, a local musician, and the sound system will be provided by Steve Shively, also a musician and owner of Outlet Recordings.
The menu will include a BBQ sandwich with cole slaw, hot dogs with chili and onions, pinto beans with cornbread, cotton candy, snow cones and funnel cakes.
Crafters and vendors will be set up inside and raffle tickets will be sold for the two donated items: an antique wheelchair and a full-size quilt made by a Franklin County crafter.
There will be plenty of parking, sheltered eating areas, tents, restrooms, tables and chairs, though guests are welcome to bring their own chairs. Golf carts will be on hand for transport from the parking lot to the dance floor. The event will take place regardless of weather.
Crossroads Ruritan is located at 7155 Dry Hill Road in Ferrum and is wheelchair accessible.
For more information or questions, call 540-493-2179.