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Hundreds Celebrate Independence Day at Hillsboro’s Old Stone School

Event Saturday hosted by the non-profit Hillsboro Community Association and Friends of the Old Stone School.

Hundreds Celebrate Independence Day at Hillsboro’s Old Stone School. Provided.
Hundreds Celebrate Independence Day at Hillsboro’s Old Stone School. Provided.
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Hundreds of people came to the Old Stone School in the historic Town of Hillsboro on Saturday, July 5 for the annual Independence Day Celebration hosted by the non-profit Hillsboro Community Association & Friends of the Old Stone School. The activities started at 6:00 p.m. and ended with a brilliant fireworks display after dark.

With such beautiful weather, people came to the Old Stone School earlier in the evening to enjoy the fun, small town celebration and activities. After spreading blankets and setting up chairs, families walked around the grounds to have fun playing the carnival games for a chance to win prizes, listening to live music by the Franklin Park Big Band, testing their skill on the rope bridge set up by Boy Scout Troop 961, eating the delicious BBQ chicken dinners prepared and sold by the Hillsboro Ruritans, and getting their faces painted by Fancy the Clown. Joshua’s Hands gave people the opportunity to decorate a square to be used in quilts made for service men and women wounded while serving our country. There were also drinks and treats, sidewalk chalk to draw patriot images, corn hole games, and hula hoops. At 7:00, people got in line to get free ice cream, donated by the Hill Tom Market in Hillsboro and Dot Shetterly while they watched the energetic Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers perform on stage in the Old Stone School. As the sun went down, Boy Scout Troop 961 presented the American flag and led the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, after which winners of the Homestead Traditions Club’s second annual pie contest were announced, along with other prize winners. The crowd 
rose as the band played the National Anthem before the fireworks, and cheered throughout the amazing fireworks display. 

The Hillsboro Community Association & Friends of the Old Stone School would like to extend its appreciation to the following businesses and organizations for supporting this small town celebration: Alex Carr Studio, Boy Scout Troop 961, Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, Breaux Vineyards, Fancy the Clown and Friends, Franklin Park Big Band, Hillsboro Farmers Market, Hillsboro Ruritans, Hillsborough Vineyards, Hill Tom Market, Homestead Traditions Club, It’s a Peace of Cake, Joshua’s Hands, Loudoun Valley Ki Aidiko, the local Loudoun Do Something Now chapter, Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company, Stoneybrook Farm Market, and the Town of Hillsboro. The Hillsboro Community Association & Friends of the Old Stone School would also like to thank all of the people who volunteered to help throughout the event...from set up to clean up. This celebration would not be possible without all of this support!

This celebration would also not be possible without generous donations. The Hillsboro Community Association & Friends of the Old Stone School is still accepting donations for the event, as at least $3,000 more needs to be raised. To make a donation, please visit www.HillsboroVa.org and use the Membership and Donation Form. The HCA would like to thank all those who have already given.

The Hillsboro Community Association & Friends of the Old Stone School is the non-profit dedicated to managing and maintaining this historic building, which is owned by the Town of Hillsboro. To see more photos from the 2014 Independence Day Celebration at the Old Stone School, go to the Hillsboro Community Association & Friends of the Old Stone School Facebook page.

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