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Fiddles and Vittles in downtown Warrenton

WARRENTON - It's Fall. And that always means excitement and fun for families everywhere in the CSRA.

One such festival, which drew hundreds of people was the inaugural Fiddles and Vittles Celebration in downtown Warrenton last Saturday. The event was sponsored in conjunction with First Saturday by the Warren County Chamber of Commerce.

"We were very pleased with the turnout we had for our first Fiddles and Vittles Celebration," said O.B. McCorkle, chamber president. "Everybody seemed to really enjoy themselves. I would term it a big success."

Cindy Rivers, who serves as local chamber event coordinator, said she hopes the event will become even bigger next year.

"Everybody I spoke to indicated they liked it and hoped that we do it again next year," Mrs. Rivers said.

The event included a number of vendors offering a variety of food to those who attended the celebration, which was centered around the Warren County Courthouse.

An area band, which played songs from country to bluegrass, set up on the steps of the courthouse. Called the TDC Band of Evans, it featured Warren County native Doug Johnson, who was born and raised in nearby Norwood.

"We were delighted to come here and play in Warrenton," said Mr. Johnson. "Warren County is my home. This is where I was born and lived until I was 30-something. My roots are deep here."

Aside from the band performing, a variety of vendors set up tables near the courthouse sidewalk and sold various goods, including baked items.

Bunny Hunter set up a table to sign up new members for the Warren County High School Booster Club. The club helps the athletic department raise money throughout the community.

Ina Prescott, whose family own and operate Prescott's Strawberries, drove up from Wrens in nearby Jefferson County to sell her goods.

Web posted on Thursday, October 11, 2007

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