Fun at Driver DaysPublished 7:57pm Saturday, October 19, 2013
Driver’s annual fall festival got off to a promising start Saturday morning, with a healthy turnout of people enjoying a host of attractions.
2013 is the 20th anniversary of the festival, and people flocked to the Kings Highway location, where the fun continues Sunday, for food vans, craft stalls, children’s games and much more.
The car show turned heads with a large collection of antique and vintage vehicles, live music on the stage added to the festive atmosphere, and the parade heightened community spirit.
J.C. Goodwin, attending the festival with his family from Charlottesville, said they were visiting relatives when they decided to check it out.
“They (the relatives) told us about it,” he said. “It’s a great little community event.”
Others didn’t travel quite as far. Lori White said, “We live across the road; we are here every year.
“It brings exposure to Driver, and it’s an opportunity for the community to come together as well.”
Debbie Lauver was in the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters North Suffolk Circle tent with Sis Lauver and other volunteers. The group was able to reach a lot of folks with its presence at the festival, she said.
“We always look for new members, and everything we do goes to CHKD,” she said. “Most of us live in this community.”
Folks who missed the Saturday of Driver Days can attend Sunday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. While parking costs $5, entry into the event is free.