Stafford County celebrating 350th anniversary

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) - Stafford County is planning a year-long series of events to celebrate its 350th anniversary.

It starts Saturday with an event called "Celebrate Stafford 350," which will feature a temporary ice skating rink, a living history tent, a talent show, and games and prizes. The county's four Lions Clubs are sponsoring the celebration at the Target parking lot at Stafford Marketplace. Stafford schools will fill a time capsule that will be reopened at the county's 400th anniversary in 2064.

The Free Lance-Start reports that other festivities later this year include a Founder's Day Parade and events honoring the county's military heritage and black history.