Last updated: February 16. 2014 4:44PM - 283 Views
By Tanya Chilton tchilton@civitasmedia.com

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ROCKFORD — The Battle of Rockford and 151st Anniversary Bond School House Shootout is scheduled to be held at the Rockford General Store in historic Rockford on March 1-2, in what is posted to be both an “educational and entertaining” experience.

Actors will portray life in camp, drills, tactics and a battle that will be open to the public each day beginning at 10 a.m., with events being held until 4 p.m.

On Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m., The “Bond School House Shootout” drama, which was recently discussed at the Deep Creek Friends Meeting in Yadkinville close to the site where the event occurred, will be held at the Rockford Amphitheater and at 2 p.m, the “Battle of Rockford” part 1.

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., a period-style church service, weather dependent, will be held at the Rockford Amphitheater also known as the “old Methodist Church.” At 2 p.m., the “Battle of Rockford” part 2 is scheduled to begin.

The year 2014 is the 151st anniversary of the “Shootout” that occurred between local militia and local men in what became known as the 1863 Bond School House Affair.

For more information or questions, contact Rockford General Store at 374-5317 or www.rockfordgeneralstore.com; Greg Cheek at 28-2026 or ghcheek@earthlink.net; or Tim Webb 244-9528.

Tanya Chilton may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @TanyaTDC.

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