TOANO — The Toano Historical Society (THS), a non-profit founded to inspire the community and preserve the town’s history, is hosting a summer event on Saturday, June 18 from 5-8 p.m.
The Summer Solstice, which takes place on the Village Green at 7891 Richmond Road, is the first summer event hosted by THS. It will feature local food and drink vendors as well as live music from the band Joe’s Day Off. All the proceeds will benefit THS.
“We’re really excited about it. We’re just trying to do a community event to bring the community together, and share some good food,” said THS Social Media Chair Emmalyn Carter. “We have a couple of local vendors. For food we have Two Drummers Smokehouse coming out, and then we have a mix of local options.”
Drink vendors that will be featured at the weekend event include Saudee Creek Vineyards and Alewerks Brewing Company.
“Anyone who buys a ticket will receive a commemorative glass with the Toano Society on it, and they will get their first glass of wine/beer. Then we are going to be selling additional beer and wine tickets,” said Carter. “We’re hoping to get a good crowd to come out. We have the market that’s every Saturday in the same spot, so we’re just trying to offer some variety in events. Should be a really great time. It’s looking like good weather, so we are excited.”
The event opens around 4:30 p.m. For those interested in getting tickets, visit THS’s official website. Tickets will be available until noon on Saturday, and they will also be available at the gate.