Swingbilly RFD performs to a full house

By Susan Carson
Virginia Happenings
Swingbilly RFD, fronted by George Wulf, rolled into Dr. Ugs Drugstore Café on Saturday evening and put on a rousing show filled with great rockabilly sounds which was thoroughly enjoyed by the appreciative full house. George, the son-in-law of Don and Trish Bell, lives in Rockford, and plays in several bands in the Chicago area. His new band which includes his son, Zac, took time to travel to Virginia to play and judging by the reaction of the crowd when the young fiddle player set those strings on fire during "Orange Blossom Special," they'd be welcomed back anytime.

The Cass County Food Pantry is in need of volunteers to pack boxes for distribution on Sunday, August 24. If your group or organization would like to help, come to the Food Pantry at 1 p.m. or contact Joanne Anderson at 473-5638.
The Virginia Labor Day Celebration, sponsored by Volunteer Virginia, is scheduled for Monday, September 1 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  Grab those lawn chairs and head to the square to enjoy an afternoon of food and music with friends and neighbors.
For the early birds in the crowd, a 5k run/walk fundraiser for Virginia's Square One, Inc. will start at 8 a.m. in front of Virginia Learning and Fitness Center on the north side of the square. Medals will be awarded in the following categories: Men and Women, age 50 and over, 25- 49 and 24 and under. Entry forms are available at Dr. Ugs Drugstore Café, Petefish, Skiles & Company Bank, McCausland IGA & Virginia Fitness & Learning Center. Registration is $20 per person and all proceeds will go towards the construction of the new Virginia Community Center.