The JEB Stuart Preservation Trust on Saturday, February 3 will hold a birthday celebration honoring Patrick County native Major General J. E. B. Stuart, CSA. His birthday is on February 6.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ararat, Va. Ruritan Club Building, located at 4711 Ararat Highway (the Blue Ridge Elementary School). This is an excellent location with plenty of room for exhibits and merchandise tables.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in period clothing.
The JEB Stuart Preservation Trust will have lots of merchandise for sale, such as hats, T-shirts, framed prints, books, coffee mugs, etc., all of which were being sold to raise funds for the upkeep and maintenance of Laurel Hill, the Homeplace of General Stuart.
A local band will be on hand to provide musical entertainment.
Food includes birthday cake, lemonade, hot dogs, chips, soda and coffee.
The trust’s Board of Directors will use this event as an opportunity to sell memory bricks for our Laurel Hill pavilion and offer annual memberships to guests.