RECOGNIZING THE CITY OF GALAX CENTENNIAL; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 105
(Senate - August 02, 2006)

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 Mr. ALLEN. Mr. President, I am pleased to announce the 
centennial anniversary of the historic city of Galax. The centennial 
celebration created and will continue to create community awareness of 
opportunities for the preservation of Galax's rich heritage. In 
addition, this event will foster pride in Galax's educational, 
cultural, social, and economic resources and will encourage the 
brainstorming of ways to ensure a bright future for the city of Galax.
  Throughout the year, the city of Galax has come up with exciting ways 
to celebrate its centennial. July was Freedom Celebration Month in 
Galax which included a Fourth of July parade and the Virginia State 
Barbeque Championship. August is Musical Heritage Celebration Month and 
will include the Annual Old Fiddler's Convention, as well as the Annual 
Championship Rodeo. September is Free Enterprise, Agriculture and 
Industry Month and will feature a play on the history of the city of 
Galax, as well as events with authors Sharyn McCrumb and Robert 
  This centennial celebration of the city of Galax is a great way to 
remember its history, appreciate its current state, and look forward to 
its bright future. Over the years I have enjoyed many opportunities to 
join the people of the city of Galax for events, festivals, and 
meetings, and I am proud to be a part of this centennial celebration 
and look forward to sharing in many more events in the coming