Bassett’s heritage was celebrated Saturday at the annual Bassett Heritage Festival, which is sponsored by the Stanleytown Ruritan Club.
Held along Main Street in Bassett, the event attracted hundreds, even under somewhat overcast skies.
Vendors with food, jewelry, flowers, gifts, crafts, baked goods, and much more lined the street. Lines formed for the legendary hot dogs offered for sale at the Bassett Volunteer Fire Department. The Southern Gentlemen performed from 10:30 am until 1 pm. The event included a Classic Car Show, free rides for children, sponsored by Bassett Industries, and a parade that included several fire trucks and rescue vehicles, the Bassett High School Marching Band, Bassett High School ROTC, classic cars, and a variety of other entries. The Historic Train Depot also was open during the festival. (By Martha Bowman)