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Jul 182014


July 18th through 20th the West Virginia Long Course Championship swim meet is happening right here in Christiansburg!

From the town announcement on the event:

On July 18th – July 20th, the Christiansburg Aquatic Center will welcome the West Virginia Long Course Championship swim meet to our facility. This meet will showcase swimmers from ages 8 and under through college. Due to the meet, the facility’s schedule will be adjusted for that weekend. The Competition Pool will be open to the public from 2 pm – 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday, and will be closed to the public on Sunday. The leisure and therapy pools will be open regular hours; however, 2 lanes in the leisure pool will be closed to the public since they will be used as warm up lanes for the meet. If you have any questions or would like more information please call the Christiansburg Aquatic Center 540-381-7665.

What that means for all of us is visitors, visitors, visitors! If you are in retail or food sales, it’s time really show your town spirit by welcoming these visitors. So…

Welcome all you visitors! Take a bit of time and look around Christiansburg. You’ll find some very kewl places to shop and eat while you visit and it you can wrangle the time, check out our Drive-In Theater. The Starlight Drive-In is currently showing:

July 18, 19, & 20 – Maleficent

Of course, right down the road from the Aquatic Center is the Cambria Historic District. There’s a new shop inside the Emporium where you can buy some great tea and soaps. It’s the perfect addition to all the antiques and collectibles:)

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