This year, we celebrate our Semicentennial!  Since its incorporation in 1967, Hurt has been known and loved for its pleasant, family-friendly atmosphere and sense of community. 

A Semicentennial committee, composed of 7 citizens from diverse walks of life, is coordinating a series of events throughout the year for commemoration of our Golden Anniversary. 

Happy Birthday and Anniversary from Richmond!

Below:  State Senator Frank Ruff (l) and Delegate Les Adams (r) present Mayor Gary Poindexter with a resolution from the General Assembly commending the Town of Hurt for its heritage and accomplishments over the last 50 years, and its forward-moving aspirations for the next.  The resolution was presented at our Community Anniversary Reception on April 2 and will be displayed at Town Hall.

Presentation of Resolution
Photo courtesy of Ron Rowland

Additional events being worked on for the year include:   

    September 23 (2:00 to 7:00 PM) at Roosevelt Mattox Park:  “Golden Jubilee” featuring live music/entertainment, food vendors, crafts, a car show, and commemorative items. 

The evening concludes with fireworks along the Staunton River.  With sunset at 7:12 local time, the show will commence around 8:00.  McCormick’s Riverside Arena and English Park will be the best public viewing areas.


    December:  To conclude the year, a Christmas parade with a “Through the Decades” theme focusing on the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 21st Century, followed by our 2nd annual Christmas tree lighting. (Date/Time/Locale TBA)

The Semicentennial Committee looks forward to working with Town Council, Danville-Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce, Danville-Pittsylvania County Tourism, Pittsylvania County Historical Society, and the citizens of Hurt to make these events meaningful to all who hold a special place in their hearts for Hurt, Virginia.  Please keep in mind that plans may be subject to change due to scheduling conflicts, budget constraints, weather events, and/or other unforeseen circumstances.     


This page was last updated:  Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2:12 PM