Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

September 25, 2014


I think all of Ashland’s football teams won this past weekend! Congratulations to your Patrick Henry Patriots who defeated Lee-Davis High School in the Tomato Bowl this past Friday in Mechanicsville. I heard that our student section was small, but mighty, and that they stormed the field to celebrate with the team- how wonderfully youthful! This Friday, Patrick Henry will travel again to Mills Godwin to take on the Eagles at 7 p.m.

Congratulations also to our Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets who defeated Sewanee this past Saturday with a score of 43 to 20. This was in front of a huge crowd for Parents’ Weekend, which had simply beautiful weather. I think lots of those parents and students walked downtown in the evening for dinner and dancing at the Street Party.

Our streets will be busy again this weekend with the Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival at the Arts and Activities Center. Those tickets are the hottest thing in town! The festival runs from 1 to 7 p.m., where I’ve heard that everyone heads over to the Ironhorse for an after-party.

Happy birthday wishes to Davis Luck of Lower Ashland who turned 11 on Sept. 22!

I am sure that your calendar is marked for Saturday, Sept. 27 and the Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival at the Arts and Activities Center. This event had a fabulous inception last year and it has only improved. Twelve breweries will be there, as well as gourmet food trucks, vendors, and four different bands. The event runs from 1 to 7 p.m., with $10 tickets available at the door.

This was probably on the front page before you got back here to this column, but I’d like to sign my name to the big card of congratulations to the Town of Ashland for winning a $200,000 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund grant for replacing the parking lot at the Ashland Police Department! I’m sure they’ll do a great job, much like the beautiful lot in the center of town. It’s a really great thing when we make our town beautiful and protect our environment at the same time.

Make sure you mark your calendar for Oct. 28, when Randolph-Macon will host a debate between their two professors who are running for the 7th District Seat in the House of Representatives. Come see Jack Trammell and David Brat discuss their plans.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, Happy fall, Ashland; you look beautiful in orange!

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