More than 3,000 people attended the Ashland 150th Grand Celebration which was held
on the campus of Randolph-Macon College on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 12:30
p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The celebration kicked off at R-MC’s Day Field with a performance by the Hanover
All-County Marching Band, made up of all four of the county’s high schools. An opening
ceremony followed which included the singing of the town song, “Ashland, Ashland,”
a time capsule presentation, unveiling of the birthday cake sculpture and the singing
of “Happy Birthday.” At the conclusion of the ceremony, everyone was invited to
walk over to Fountain Plaza where they enjoyed samples from 150 birthday cakes made
by many local bakers.
Randolph-Macon College president, Robert Lindgren and Ashland Mayor Faye Prichard
were honorary co-chairs of this historic event. There were plenty of activities
for everyone to enjoy including Radio Disney! for the children, food vendors, an
exhibit hall, and musical performances ranging from bluegrass to Motown.
Please click on photo gallery
and scroll to the bottom of the page to enjoy the excitement of the
day on R-MC’s campus.