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Events of 2021

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Saturday Sept. 11th

Sept 11 Parade 1 Sept 11 Parade 2

Friday May 28th - 10am until 5pm and Saturday 29th - 10am until 4 pm

Yard Sale

Carol Showalter of Everett was selected as the winner of our gun raffle. Banner Mann, Carol's grandson, chose the Flintlock Rifle that she gave to him.

Gun Raffle winner

Bedford County celebrated its 250th anniversary on Tuesday with a ceremony outside the courthouse.

A small crowd gathered to listen to speeches from local historian Larry Smith and Senior Judge Thomas Ling, as well as a blessing on the Sesterentennial year from Rev. Martin Wickens of the Bedford Bible Church.

The ceremony was intended as a `kick off` to other events from the Bedford County Historical Society to celebrate the anniversary this year.

By Will Dishong

Larry and Bill.

Larry Smith(chair of the `Bedford County 250`) and behind him is Bill Mock.

Eternal Flame

'Eternal Flame' will burn beginning March 9th, 2021 until November. Bill donated the flame in memory of his wife Mary Alice.