Moton Features Gen. Samuel V. Wilson and Billy Eanes

August 25, 2000

The Robert R. Moton Museum, Inc., has announced that the sixth annual Moton Labor Day Weekend will have two unique features. During the day Saturday, according to Bessie Daugherty, head of the organizing committee, rather than the traditional bus tour of historic sites, a continental breakfast will be held at Wilck’s Lake. And the Saturday evening banquet, the highlight of the weekend, will feature two speaker, Gen. Samuel V. Wilson, recently retired president of Hampden-Sydney College, and Billy Eanes, owner of Captains Seas Seafood Restaurant. Mrs. Daugherty reports that “we’re trying something a little different this year – a continental breakfast Saturday morning, two local speakers at the banquet, and a dance right after the banquet.”

The weekend begins at 6 p.m. Friday evening, September 1, with a reception at the historic Moton High School building. From 10 to noon Saturday morning, the continental breakfast will be offered at Wilck’s Lake. That afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. an auction will be held at the Moton School, featuring both artworks by Willie Shepperson and some unique Washington Redskins items donated by a Hampden-Sydney graduate who worked for the ‘Skins.

The banquet held for the first time at the Prince Edward County Middle School cafetorium, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday evening, with speeches by Gen. Wilson and Mr. Eanes. Immediately following the dinner, the dance will begin. Finally, at 11 Sunday morning, the community church service will be held at First Baptist Church, with Rev. James Ashton preaching.

Tickets are $40 for the entire weekend, $30 for the banquet and dance only. Additional details and tickets can be obtained from Bessie Daugherty (804)-392-8593) or Edwilda Isaac (804-392-1027).