Buena Vista may be small, but it can throw a party. Labor Day in the Beev is no small potatoes, and every year’s festivities are kicked off with a Labor Day Parade. Southern Virginia participates in said parade every year, which is actually really impressive when you consider that students have to meet at 8:45 a.m. on their day off. Kudos, friends.
I may have not made it there by 8:45, but I got there, and that’s what counts. It seemed like the entire town was there that morning, crowding onto Magnolia to see everything from the community’s “three old grouches” to our own Stephanie Hardy in Civil War-era garb to the slew of folk decked out in green and yelling “Go Knights!” If anyone ever accused BV of being too quiet and sleepy, they just need to attend a community event. Whether it’s the Labor Day Parade or fall’s Mountain Days, this town has spirit.
(Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’15.)