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.
A Community Anniversary Reception focusing on town history, was held April 2. During the reception, our representatives in the state legislature presented Hurt with a commending resolution passed by the General Assembly in recognition of our heritage, accomplishments, and future aspirations.
Additional events being worked on for the year include:
Summer: In conjunction with Hurt Volunteer Fire Department’s fundraising activities, a presentation on our ancestry by Avoca Director Mike Hudson and other local historians. (Date/Time/Locale TBA)
Late September: “Golden Jubilee” featuring live music, craft/food vendors, commemorative items, a car show, and of course, fireworks. This event will be held on a Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m. (Date TBA, Time: noon – 9:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Mattox Park)
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.