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Published 7:54 am Friday, September 18, 2009

Those who complain that Western Tidewater doesn’t offer much in the way of inexpensive entertainment, must not be looking at the calendar for this weekend.

The Isle of Wight Fair has opened, and the lineup looks like plenty of fun, especially the musical offerings — soulful Clarence Carter and country crooners Jack Ingram and Confederate Railroad. The fair is chock full of family entertainment, and it’s cheaper this year to get in — only $5 at the gate.

Also on the calendar for Saturday is the ever-popular Heritage Day, an opportunity to see how older generations lived, worked and played in Southampton County. That’s a lot of fun for only $3 for adults and $1 for children.

Don’t get too tuckered out Saturday and Sunday afternoon, though.

Word has it that the Rev. Steven Gibson is looking for singers for the Franklin Community Choir, and rehearsals begin at Franklin Baptist Church at 7 p.m.

The music and community spirit that will ensue, thank God, are free.