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, which was presented during our Community Anniversary Reception on April 2, will be displayed at Town Hall.
Photo courtesy of Ron Rowland
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)
September 23 (exact time TBA) at Roosevelt Mattox Park: “Golden Jubilee” featuring live music, craft/food vendors, commemorative items, a car show, and of course, fireworks 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.
This page was last updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5:14 p.m.