Lots Of Events This Past Weekend Across Nelson County

One of the highlights of the event is the unfurling of the U.S. Flag. It has become an annual event at the Rockfish Kite Festival.
©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Kite Festival Photos By Yvette Stafford : The 3rd annual Rockfish Valley Kite Festival was held this past weekend at Bold Rock Cider Field just off of Glenthorne Loop..

Near Nellysford
Talk about a busy weekend! Whew! We had photographers all over the place, including one in Pennsylvania. (more on that in another story) April 9th had to be one of the most event packed days we can ever remember. It first kicked off with two events, The Rockfish Valley Kite Festival near Nellysford, and the annual Piney River Mini Triathlon, in Piney River, of course 🙂 But scroll on down there were tons more with the night ending at Wintergreen. And these are just the ones we could make!

Kids gather along the banks of the Rockfish River for the 1st ever Bold Rockfish River Duck Race sponsored by Bold Rock Cidery.
One of the highlights of the event is the unfurling of the U.S. Flag. It has become an annual event at the Rockfish Kite Festival.
Ducks make their way to the finish line as they travel down the Rockfish River at the bridge crossing at Route 151.

Piney River, VA
Head on down Route 151 toward Piney River and it was the annual Piney River Mini Triathlon. The event has become a hit for all ages year after year! Our Hayley Osborne headed down there to grab some shots of this year’s event!

PRMT Photos by Hayley Osborne: This youngster jumps into his canoe as part of the Piney River Mini Triathlon
Runners head for the banks of the river at the 2011 Piney RIver Mini Triathlon.
The third part of the triathlon was the biking. Here two bike their way down the trail head at this year's event.

As soon as we have the race results we will post them here!

Faber, VA
Head east to Faber and it was opening day for the season at Cove Creek Park. NCL’s East Nelson Photographer, Victoria Mininger, headed over to grab a few shots of the softball action.

All Cove Creek Photos By Victoria Mininger: Vicki Crawford - the coach of the Nelson High Softball Team throws out the first pitch while members of the Nelson High Volleyball Team look on. Natalie Campbell is catching
Anne Saunders - Singing the national anthem - Anne played softball at Cove Creek and is a Nelson High Student.
Players stand at attention as Anne Saunders sings the National Anthem.
Sophie Kane - Up to bat for her team the Expolsion.
Kaitlyn Mininger - Preparing to hit.

Going to be a great season at Cove Creek!

Lovingston, VA
Talk about changing gears! After Victoria finished up at Cove Creek, than night she headed to Lovingston for the annual Womanless Beauty Pageant. It’s all to help raise money for this year’s Relay For Life.

Womanless Beauty Pageant Photos By Victoria Mininger : Talk about beauties of the evening! The annual event featured some of Nelson's finest to raise money for Relay For Life.
The Little Mountain Boys playing and singing for the folks on hand this past Saturday night in Lovingston at the Womanless Beauty Pageant.
The reigning Ms. Relay for Life 2010 with Ray Utaro, the emcee for the evening.

This year’s Relay For Life will be held on May 21, 2011 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m at Nelson County High School

Wintergreen Resort, VA
Finally the evening capped off with a cruise. Yep! Wintergreen Performing Arts held its Postcards From The Mediterranean this past Saturday night at the Skyline Pavilion at Wintergreen Resort. NCL Photographer, Hayley Osborne, headed up there since our NCL Mountain Photographer, Paul Purpura was away shooting in Pennsylvania.

All cruise photos by Hayley Osborne : Welcome aboard! John Claman welcomes people to a wonderful night of dancing, dining, entertainment and luxury shopping.
Folks look over items in the silent auction at Wintergreen Perform Arts' Cruise Night.
The evening gala is a fundraiser for Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Peter Agelasto looks on as folks chat it up during Postcards From The Mediterranean.
As with any cruise, it was a night of dancing along with a live auction to raise money for WPA.

Wintergreen Performing Arts will kick off its Summer Music Festival this year July 6-August 7, 2011. With lots more events preceding that. Click here to learn more from WPA!

Ok, I am tired just from putting all of this up! Thanks to all of the photographers who stepped in this weekend. It was a great one!

And yes, we will be telling you what Paul was up to in PA, later this week, be looking!


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