This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Busy Day

In addition to the Artillery Days event at Pt. Lookout that I mentioned the other day, there are a lot of other things going on today throughout the County.  Here are a couple of samples.

In South County, the Ridge Rescue Squad is sponsoring their annual Brown Bag Auction:
Historic St. Mary's City has a Plant Dying Workshop along with a Margret Brent Unveiling ceremony as follows:
(I'm sure there is a good joke in there to be made about "Unveiling Margaret Brent"  but I'm only on my first cup of coffee as I write this and don't have my comic juices flowing just yet.  Maybe later though.)

And as if all that isn't enough for downtown St. Mary's City to handle today, the annual River Fest is also going on:
Throw in a couple wedding celebrations in South County and it sure looks to be a happening day all the way around.  On the other hand, if you're not up for all that socializing, partying and rock and rolling,  you know where to go to just chill out.  Buzzy's Country Store is always there.

I saw where the Retrofest in Piney Point will be featuring music by the Wanderers.  I found this Frankie Tippett-provided photo of them from back in the day:
PM Barber, Wayne Barber, Jerry Burch, Jimmy Meredith and Jimmy O'Neil

Back when I was taking wedding photos, the Wanderers along with the Southern Drifters and Kenny Hurry's Harmony were the most popular bands around.  I spent many a Saturday afternoon listening to them at wedding receptions throughout the county.  Glad to see that the Wanderers are still doing it.

And also still doing it at 80 years old is Dion DiMucci.  I bet the Wanderers have played this tune a time or two: 

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