25 YEARS AGO
May 29, 1986
Traffic stopped and crowds gathered at the center of Town last Wednesday for the biggest show – nay, the only show – in Washington on a lazy spring morning. Everyone gawked while The Inn moved out, out to the sidewalk and parking lot in front of the restaurant for a staged photograph for the cover of the 1987 calendar produced by the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community. Photographers Charlie Tompkins and Henry Eastwood began orchestrating around 10 a.m. after Sheriff John Henry Woodward obligingly set up the roadblocks on Main Street. With the 1987 calendar off to the printers and expected back in time for Fourth of July sales, work has begun on the 1988 edition. The tradition and spirit of that first Memorial Day was remembered and continued in a service conducted by the Reverend Jenks Hobson at the Episcopal Cemetery in Woodville on Monday. At the close of last Wednesdays public hearing on the animal shelter, Supervisor Nelson Lane huddled with local Humane "Society members on the benches at the rear of the courthouse. "He asked us to withdraw our suit," reported RCHS officer Patricia Saltonstall. "He wanted us to delay so the shelter and the landfill can be on the same site, with same person taking care of both the shelter and the landfill."