After the festival, residents of West Point raved and expressed their satisfaction with the Crab Carnival, marking it as one of the most successful and endeared festivals in town history.
“I wish to congratulate those persons that brought to birth the first annual West Point Crab Carnival. The many hours that were spent in planning, scheduling and praying, brought forth a wonderful day for our community,” wrote Sheriff James B. Wolford on October 5, 1983.
- Video: 31st Annual West Point Crab Carnival Parade
- Pictures: West Point Crab Carnival
- Women dressed up in 1970 to celebrate the Town's Centennial.
- Founder's Day, in 1981, was a predecessor to the Crab Carnival.
- The April 20, 1983 issue of the Review reported on the first Crab Carnival.
- The July 13, 1983 issue of the Review reports on the Town's first Crab Carnival
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“It is a very good and pleasing feeling to see people working together towards one common goal.”
“Even the weather cooperated.”
Since its birth, the Crab Carnival has drawn thousands of visitors and residents from many different communities and has raised awareness of the town and all it has to offer.
Although the Crab Carnival celebrated its 31st anniversary, it still has many years left to excite both the young and old.
Martin can be reached by phone at 804-885-0040.