Volunteers of the Irvington Village Improvement Association (VIA) organize farmers markets, concerts, children’s Halloween contests, parades and the popular Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.
They also beautify Irvington by purchasing and maintaining extensive plantings, reported Lucy Schneider.
And new this year, the VIA is introducing the Irvington Car Boot Sale from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, August 31, at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington.
Over 60 participants have signed up to fill the trunks of their cars, or pick-up flat beds with used cast-offs for sale at very low prices. In addition, Irvington Baptist Church will offer a bake sale in the gazebo.
“The idea is to rid yourself of old stuff buried in your home that you never use that could be of value to someone else,” said event organizer CJ Carter. “The Irvington Commons will be bursting with bargains for four frenetic fun hours on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.”
The VIA is always looking for new volunteers. They meet to plan events and socialize at 5 p.m. on third Tuesdays April through November on the Rappahannock River Yacht Club deck, 100 Rappahannock Road, Irvington.
“If you are new to the area, or have lived here forever, it’s a great way to meet new people and get involved, and join us at our Christmas party for a festive celebration of the season and our community,” said president Deb Lockhart.