Buena Vista’s 50th Labor Day Fest celebrates the end of summer as residents prepare for fall fun

Roanoke Valley News

BUENA VISTA, Va. (WFXR) — Labor Day weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer. Buena Vista celebrated the milestone with a bang during the 50th annual Labor Day Fest!

Dozens of people spent Monday, Sept. 6 relaxing in lawn chairs, enjoying live music, and playing carnival games at Glen Maury Park.

According to Kaytlyn Pelter, she enjoyed “hanging out with friends, just coming to listen to music.”

“It feels like there’s some sort of normalcy out in the world, being able to come out here and see people, be around people,” said Lillian Purcell.

For the Purcell family, their summer consisted of spending lots of time outdoors.

According to Jeremy Purcell, they “spent a lot of time on the water, we fished, a lot of skiing, a lot of tubing.”

Because of all this time outdoors, they weren’t too concerned about coronavirus restrictions.

“We live life to the fullest. We have not let it bother us. We run around and do what we want to do,” said Jeremy Purcell.

Meanwhile, many people living in the area can’t wait to continue outdoor activities this fall.

“A lot of football, softball, fall ball,” said Jeremy Purcell.

“I love going hunting it’s my favorite thing,” Pelter said. “I’m really excited that deer hunting season is just right around the corner.”

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