Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Yorktown Market Days in Nov. and Dec.; Veterans Day Ceremony


Yorktown Market Days to feature more local artists this fall
October 31, 2012
     Yorktown Market Daysbegan this year's season in May with more than 30 vendors offering seasonal fruits & vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs, poultry, beef & pork, fresh breads, baked goods, peanuts, organic & gluten free items, plants, cut flowers, pasta, sauces, coffee, jams & jellies and much more. 
     Located on the banks of the York River between Buckner and Ballard Streets, the markets continue this fall and holiday season with monthly markets on Saturdays, Nov. 10, and Dec. 15 with extended hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
     More than 32 local artists are participating in the 2012 season, offering one-of-a-kind quality art for sale. The November and December markets will feature over 15 artists to include the following. 
§         Rob Ingalls (Photography)
§         Seth Fisher (Photography)
§         Barbara Meier (Stained Glass)
§         Marilyn West (Acrylic Paintings & Jewelry)
§         Paige Joyner (Dog Coats & Beds/Knitted Items)
§         Paul Cochran (Bottle Cap Art)
§         Jean Thompson (Wine Bottle Cheese Plates)
§         Bob Leek (Pottery)
§         Randy Goodyear (Wind Chimes)
§         Jacqueline McNeil-Steorra (Etched Glassware)
§         Sue LeGault (Baskets)
§         Kim Steele (Jewelry)
§         Jay White (Silversmith)
§         Wayne West (Seaglass Jewelry)
§         Betsy Minney (Pottery)
§         Art Wolz (Wood Carving, Fish Prints, Driftwood)
§         Kino Alpaca Criations (Live Alpacas for petting/photos, fleece, socks, gloves, hat, etc.)
     Entertainment is also offered each week including bluegrass, folksongs, sea shanties, country, western, swing, and Americana tunes. Visitors can also sample specialty shops at Riverwalk Landing offering patriotic items, home décor, clothing, jewelry, art, rugs and more, all while enjoying the river view.
     Free parkingis available in several public parking areas throughout historic Yorktown. No rain dates are scheduled for the Market Days. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 890-3520 for updated information. For directions to Yorktown and a more detailed schedule of events, call 890-3500 or
     Yorktown Market Days is presented by the Riverwalk Landing Business Association and York County. Special thanks to the market founding sponsor 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and market sponsors Saude Creek Vineyards, Farm Bureau Insurance and Nelson's Grant for their continued support.


York County to Observe Veterans Day in Yorktown on Nov. 12
October 31, 2012
     "Letters from War" is the continuing theme of the annual Veterans Day ceremony held in Historic Yorktown. Gather with members of the York County Historical Committee as they pay tribute to those who are serving, and have served, our nation in times of war.
In remembrance of Veterans Day 2012, the Historical Committee will observe the occasion with a memorial service in the Board Room, Second Floor, York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, on Monday, November 12.  The service will begin at 12 noon and will include a tolling of the bell, presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, laying of honors, and "Taps." There will also be a special recognition of all Veterans of our Armed Forces. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. 
     Though Veterans Day is actually November 11, this program is scheduled for Monday so as not to conflict with church services.
     This year the guest speaker will be Chief Warrant Officer 5 (Ret.) Michael R. Gwinn of Dare, Virginia. CWO 5 Gwinn entered the United States Army in 1977, and served for over 30 years, retiring in 2007.  He has served in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan as an U. S. Army Aviator. He is the son of (Ret) Colonel John and Ruth Gwinn of Lewisburg, West Virginia.  Col. Gwinn is a World War II and Korean War Veteran, entering the Second World War shortly after Pearl Harbor. Chief Gwinn is married to the former Kelly Edmonds who is the Assistant Principal at B. C. Charles Elementary School in Newport News. They currently have a son, Second Lieutenant Michael T. Gwinn serving at Fort Benning, Georgia as a United States Army Infantry Officer.
     For more information, call York County Parks and Recreation at 890-3500.

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