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Amherst: Winton Country Club to host family-friendly Colonial Games Night on June 26

[ 0 ] June 9, 2015 |
Image Courtesy of Winton Country Club

Image Courtesy of Winton Country Club

Amherst, Virginia

On Friday, June 26 from 6 – 9 p.m., Winton Country Club will host Colonial Games Night, sponsored by Amherst County Recreation and Parks and the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society. One of the final stops on the Jefferson’s Virginia Summer Festival tour, this family-friendly event will feature a large selection of traditional games including quoits, sack races, tug-of-war, rolling hoops, battledore and shuttlecock, graces, and ball and cup as well as a drop spinning booth and demonstration by Cynthia Wood Spinner. The Colonial Games Night, which will be free and open to the public, will be held rain or shine on the lawn of the Sarah Henry Manor at Winton. Free parking will be available on site.

“We’re excited to host Colonial Games Night,” said Kelly Crovo, general manager of Winton Country Club. “This event should be a fun step back in time, and the lawn of the Sarah Henry Manor, which was built in the 16th century, is the perfect setting. Collaborating with the Amherst County Recreation and Parks and Museum and Historical Society has been a wonderful experience, and we look forward to partnering on future projects. We hope to see a large crowd ready for an evening of good, old fashioned family fun!”

In addition to traditional Colonial games, which will be free for all participants, food and drinks from Smokehouse Henry’s, Winton’s on-site restaurant, will be available for purchase including burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, cookies, and soft drinks. A cash bar will also be available.

The inaugural Jefferson’s Virginia Summer Festival, which kicked off on Memorial Day at Winton and will run until Independence Day, is a six-week celebration following the Jefferson Heritage Trail from Monticello to Lynchburg to showcase central Virginia’s beauty, artisans and historical significance. To learn more about the festival, please visit

Opened in 1967, Winton is situated on the registered historical estate of Sarah Henry, the mother of Patrick Henry, with the Blue Ridge Mountains providing a backdrop for its signature 16th century club house. The expansive property features an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and a swimming pool in addition to a newly renovated restaurant, Smokehouse Henry’s, and a dedicated banquet facility, the historic Sarah Henry Manor. While Winton maintains a small-town feeling, it is conveniently located within a short drive of Lynchburg and Charlottesville.

To learn more about the event, please visit or call 434-946-7336.

Winton Country Club is managed by Up to Par Management, LLC, a Lexington, Va.-based company that manages golf courses, country clubs and hotels throughout the United States. The Up to Par portfolio includes golf and country clubs in Virginia and Maine, a resort golf course in West Virginia and a historic boutique hotel in Virginia.

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