County’s 250th anniversary celebration extended

By Aila Boyd

The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors voted last Tuesday to approve a resolution extending the county’s 250th anniversary celebration into 2021.

The county explained that the four co-chairs of the Sestercentennial Committee felt the need to ask the board of a formal extension due to the fact that the majority of the anniversary events had been cancelled or postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After a broadly successful kickoff event in February 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation or postponement of nearly every planned event for the remainder of the anniversary year,” the resolution said. “The Board of Supervisors proclaims the year 2021 as an extension of the county’s sestercentennial celebration and fully encourages any and all of the cancelled and postponed events to be held in 2021.”

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