‘Lunch on the Lawn’ scheduled Friday


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BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its next event in the weekly “Lunch on the Lawn” series June 12 beginning at noon, featuring Aaron and Lisa Davis.

Born and raised in Big Stone Gap, Va., Aaron Davis earned an M.A. in Appalachian studies from Appalachian State University and currently serves as the assistant park manager at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park.

He and his wife, Lisa Davis, a proud Appalachian transplant from Culpeper, Va. and an art and drama teacher extraordinaire in the Dickenson County Public School System, explore music from Appalachia as well as Americana music that strikes their fancy. Aaron and Lisa Davis also tour with their regular band, Ron Short & The Possum Playboys.

The “Lunch on the Lawn” event is free and open to the public. Visitors may bring their own lunch or pre-order one from the museum for $5 each. This week’s featured menu is chicken salad croissants with veggie sticks and dip, dessert and choice of beverage. Orders must be made in advance by 4 p.m. each Thursday by calling the park at 276-523-1322.

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