This year marks the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.
The Lake of the Woods Democratic Club will celebrate the birth of Old Glory at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at its annual Flag Day Picnic at the LOW Community Center.
Eileen Bedell, the Democratic candidate for Congress from Virginia’s 7th District, will be special guest speaker at the picnic. Bedell is a native Virginian who has practiced law in Central Virginia for 20 years. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She and her husband Colin have two children.
Everyone is welcome at the picnic without regard to political affiliation.
There will be fried chicken and a groaning board of other all-American fare, such as potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, casseroles, side dishes, homemade desserts and beverages.
Tickets are $7 per person. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free.
There will be a door prize and a raffle featuring two large gift baskets.