The Fincastle Library and the Sestercentennial Committee held a poetry contest during April. Poems were solicited on the subject of history, heritage and pride of place – Botetourt County. Local poet Charles Finn judged the entries. The first place winner’s poem will be included in the sestercentennial brochure to be published next year.

Winners in the Botetourt History Poetry Contest were:

First Place: “The Old Wagon Road” by Lynn Kessinger

Second Place: “How Things Were” by Angela Wenk

Third Place: “FBCF, Est. 1831” by Pamela Binns

Honorable Mention: “Lookin’ in the Rain Barrel” and “Fincastle Good Times” by Bobby Waid

Honorable Mention: “Buchanan” by Barbara Hill

Honorable Mention: “Botetourt County” by Shirley Saunders