Invest in places of pride

Published 6:10 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Are you looking for something to do this weekend that’s constructive and can even be fun? If so, you’re in luck because we have an idea or two.

Starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 6, is Park Day, and Mahone’s Tavern and Museum is looking for volunteers to help with some basic maintenance, such as clearing overgrown brush, painting, repairing fences and trash removal. By contributing your time and talents for a few hours that day, you’re investing in the Courtland community specifically, and Southampton County generally. The site is open to all residents and visitors interested in learning about the region’s past and place in Virginia history.

For details, reach out to Jonathan Varnell at 252-617-9233 or by e-mail at The site is located at 22341 Main St., Courtland.

Boykins residents, this one is for you: The Tarrara Woman’s Club will host a community clean-up, also on Saturday (rain date is Sunday, April 7) starting at 10 a.m. In this instance, volunteers will pick up litter along three roads in town. Meet at the law office of Carter and Dwyer, 18176 S. Railroad Ave.

As with the other event, you get to be part of a concern to improve the community. In this instance, obviously, to keep Boykins as beautiful as possible in spite of thoughtless litterbugs. (Why isn’t there a spray for those kinds of people?)

But don’t limit yourself to just these two activities for just this weekend. Whether as an individual or in a group, Western Tidewater residents can do their part year-round in making the land and rivers places of pride.