Thank you to everyone who came out to the Chili Cook-Off we had amazing weather and fun was had by all. The crowd was amazing, the vendors were happy, the music was great, the chili teams had a good time, and there were quite a few campers, too. Our playground was full of happy children as well.
This year we had 11 teams compete. Prizes ranged from CASH, 2020 SEASON TICKETS, TROPHIES AND BRAGGING RIGHTS!!!!
Entertainment was provided by:
Rare Form, Pete Turpin, and Mountain Run Band
At this year’s event, we announced that future Chili Cook-Off would be named in honor of the late Buzzy Coleman; Buzzy Coleman Chili Cook-Off!
The Winners Were:
First Place: Beale’s
Second Place: Red Roof Kune Kunes
Third Place: Frontier Chili
Peoples Choice & Best Presentation: Red Roof Kune Kunes
For the 2019 Country Fair & Gathering Event Details, click here.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Country Fair and Gathering on Saturday. It was a beautiful day in Sedalia!
The 2019 Country Fair was blessed with moderate temperatures and
a bit of a breeze, a nice summer day for horse show exhibitors, demonstrators,
and fairgoers alike to enjoy being outdoors in the country. The arena rumbled
under wagons, the hoofs of big
black horses, and the scampering feet of dogs and the sheep they herded.
Musicians Catherine the Great, East Bound, and unannounced guests
Dale and Robert Overstreet kept the pavilion upbeat and didn’t
seem to bother the chickens at all. FFA brought sheep and goats, sold mums, and
generally added to the life of the Fair.
LT Skinnell demonstrated forging, and vendors offered good food
and a wide variety of merchandise. Doug MacLeod set up his camp with its
ancient artifacts in the lower meadow, showing kids how to weave yucca into
mats and to use primitive bows and arrows. Mark Angelini and John Fluger carved
wood into spoons and animals. Children wore out the playground and ate Italian
ice. The Pollinator Garden hummed brightly in its beds, and the Angelinis
explained plans for next year’s sustainable vegetable garden.
2020 will be the first year in many decades that hemp can be
legally grown in Virginia. Bedford County Extension Agent Scott Baker, and Chris Wood, who grows hemp for oil at
Peaks of Otter Hemp, addressed agricultural issues of growing hemp for fiber
and medicinal oil.
Doris McCabe thanked the Al Stroobants Foundation for the solar
micro-grid it awarded the Sedalia Center, and Mark Howard and Shane Tyree of
Powermark Electrical, who designed and installed it, gave impromptu tours of
2019 is the 60th anniversary of the construction of
the Counter Ridge School, the original incarnation of the Sedalia Center.
Alumna Deborah Reeves spoke of the history of black children’s
education in northern Bedford County, reminding the audience of the milestone
that the building of Counter Ridge marked: a school with indoor plumbing, a
cafeteria, and a kitchen where the lunch ladies cooked from scratch. A school
that gave a child a sense of dignity and the opportunity to advance. And gave
the Sedalia Center a history it can be proud of.