Check out Facebook’s Christmas in Little Washington page for the day-long Christmas festivities in the Town of Washington on Sunday, December 8, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., including an incredible parade at 1 p.m., with the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Rappahannock Hunt with their scarlet coats and horses and hounds and much more. . . Santa Claus, pony rides, Castleton singers in the Theatre and a magical performance by a famous musician.
Washington Post TV reporter Lee Powell visits our Little Washington during the Big Washington government shutdown and, in a lighthearted way, looks at how we are weathering the shutdown in this video.
It is no wonder that our town’s inns and bed and breakfasts are filling up fast for the upcoming fall season, our busiest yet. Already, the leaves are mellow yellow/green and working towards the stunning colors our guests enjoy every fall. We hope you will visit us and include a drive along the spectacular Skyline Drive, enjoying the beauty of the leaves turning colors. Visitors come from around the world to witness this unforgettable beauty.
If you want to see what life is like in our Little Washington, and meet some of its residents, including our mayor, click on this fabulous story from the New York Social Diary that was posted today: http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1909380
Our town is gearing up for an all-day fundraiser for the Rappahannock County Food Pantry on Saturday, May 11. Festivities include a bake sale, a pet parade, where entrants are bringing cans of pet food, a Mother’s Day flower sale, an extraordinary quilt and lace exhibit and a benefit reception at the home of Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan. All proceeds go to the Food Pantry. Email Bette Mahoney for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and the Town of Washington are sponsoring a bonfire on Friday, January 4 at 5 p.m. on Leggett Lane, adjacent to the new nature trail, off Warren Avenue in town. Bring food and drinks and join the fun around the fire. Fire department volunteers will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, and hot chocolate for $1 each. If you have a real Christmas tree that you would like to add to the bonfire please deliver it now through Friday to Leggett Lane. The fire department will be demonstrating how to maintain a controlled burn and supervising the fire.
This idea is based on Mayor John Sullivan’s childhood in Philadelphia where the community held a bonfire like this every year. He hopes this can be the start of a new town tradition and the first of many more bonfires to come. He invites everyone to come out and have a good time.
December 2, Sunday – Christmas in Little Washington & Holiday Parade (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Preparations have been underway for months as there is nothing like Christmas in Little Washington where a town of only 133 residents, together with a county of only 7,000 persons, put together a memorable day of small-town Americana that brings back images of yesteryear reminiscent of Currier & Ives and Norman Rockwell. The Christmas Parade, which winds along the streets of Little Washington from 1-2 p.m. features a noteworthy Grand Marshall, usually the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp, farm animals, music, a cavalcade of floats, fire trucks and Santa and Mrs. Claus who afterwards will have a gift for every child. Add an Artisans Market featuring over 30 local artists and crafts people, specialty food and wine vendors (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), a magician, Steve Kish, at The Theatre at Washington (2 p.m.) and an incredible collection of rare Christmas stamps at Washington Baptist Church (12-7 p.m.) and visitors have a day to remember. Free admission and parking. Food available throughout the town. The event is sponsored by the Rappahannock Hospitality and Visitors Association. For more information call 540-522-0188.