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Posts with the tag: Labor Day

  1. Labor Day Parade 2015

    September 11, 2015

    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.)

  2. Photos: Labor Day Parade 2014

    September 10, 2014

    The Labor Day Parade has been a happening part of Buena Vista since the mid ‘60s. Virginia politicians know that in order to win their campaigns, they have to be in Buena Vista on Labor Day. It’s a tradition.

    Over the years Southern Virginia has become part of that tradition, and the university kept it up with this year’s march through town. Provost Sowell and other university leaders walked near the front of the green group. The baseball team was particularly well-represented, led by coach Logan Mann. Other students chanted, cheered, threw candy, or borrowed Mr. SVU’s slingshot for longer-range distribution. It was hot, humid and noisy, but it was homework-free and lots of fun.

    (Post by Stephen Taylor ’15. Photos by Bronwyn Himes ’17.)