Low turnout at big holiday round-up

The Buffalo Soldiers hosted a Memorial Day Round-up over the weekend.

The Round-up was promoted on the Dinwiddie County calendar and on a flyer. The event flyer promised DJ’s, live performances, and a judged car show with prizes.

“I don’t ride anymore,” an organizer by the name of Jeff said. “We’ve been doing this since 2010. I am more about spreading the word about the Buffalo Soldiers, hence the Historical Society designation under our logo. I am more about the good things we are doing in the community.”

Guests came out over the weekend to relax and have fun. Children were putting the swing set to work, folks were riding ATVs around the lake, and there were a few cars on display.

“The turn out isn’t as big as we were expecting,” said Sandra Potter-Sarr. “It is bike week in Myrtle Beach, so as you would expect most of the bikers are down there.”

Sandra said that she and her sister host of another event in September to honor her grandparents.

“We are Bonners,” Potter-Sarr said. “We hold a big event every September and people come from all over.”

DJ Rick and his girlfriend helped to keep the music going. There was a stage set up for performances, but Rick kept the music going during lulls.

“I’ve been doing these for years,” Rick Said. “It usually doesn’t pick up until later.”

Tickets to the Round-up were made available in advance for $10, but guests could pay $20 at the door. There were extra fees associated with RV parking or entry into the car show.

“We’ll be out here every year,” Jeff said. “I keep it going. Come out Friday through Sunday every Memorial Day Weekend.

Featured Photo: Ben May
Some cars were on display during the Buffalo Soldiers’ Memorial Day round-up.

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