Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of South Boston will be taking tickets and checking ID’s at the 41st Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival scheduled for Aug. 27 at Berry Hill Resort.  Rotary operates under the motto “Service Above Self” and their main objective is service in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. Rotarians have volunteered at the festival every year since 1981. The 2021 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival is hosted by Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital and URW Community Federal Credit Union. The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 27 at Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center. Tickets for the festival are $35 and may be purchased at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Halifax County-South Boston Visitor Center, URW South Boston or online at www.valopefest.com. Planning for the event are (front row, from left) Emily Powell, Mitzi McCormick, Nancy Pool and Mattie Cowan; (second row) Robert Bates, Archie Bohannon, Mark Estes and Sahrash Akram.