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Old Farm Day Rescheduled for May 7, 2016
Old Farm Day has been rescheduled for May 7, 2016, at Pleasant Grove Park, the organizers announced. The popular Fluvanna County event had to be postponed from its original October 3 date due to the heavy rains and wind forecast throughout the week leading up to it and on the day itself.
"This was a very difficult decision to make, particularly given the interest we were seeing in attending the event and all the effort that the scores of volunteers have put in in preparing for it," said Fluvanna Historical Society Director Tricia Johnson. "But, based on the advice of emergency services providers, it was clear that postponing it was absolutely necessary for the safety of attendees, vendors and volunteers."
The new May 7 date will allow enough preparation time, and may allow a new focus on spring farming and planting, instead of the harvest emphasis of past Old Farm Days, Johnson said. "We're very excited to celebrate Spring - the the season of new growth and planting things - with our community," she said. The Historical Society, which organizes the event, is hoping vendors and exhibitors will like the new date, and will simply roll over their booth fees to that date, she said. Those who can't participate May 7 will get a refund or the chance to simply contribute their fees to the new Farm Heritage Museum.
The October 3 Old Farm Day had been expected to make a major contribution to the Farm Heritage Museum, which has a deadline of the end of the year to raise enough money to match a major grant. Old Farm Day net proceeds are split evenly between the museum and the Historical Society itself.
"I'm confident that we will be able to raise enough money to match the grant, through another smaller fundraiser before the end of the year and through contributions from individuals and companies," Johnson said. "We fully expect to get work on the museum underway on schedule."