Second Annual Amherst County Batteau Day – June 9, 2018.

Amherst County Batteau Day
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Rucker Landing signs dedicated during Amherst County’s Batteau Day – June 10, 2017

Amherst County Batteau Day, Rucker Landing
[caption id="attachment_14990" align="aligncenter" width="640"] L-R, Dr. Bill Trout, Holt Messerly, Claudia Tucker, Jeff Taylor, Mike Rucker and "Thomas Jefferson".[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14996" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Claudia Tucker, Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors at Amherst County Batteau Day, June 10, 2017.[/caption] Claudia Tucker Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors gave a nice presentation to begin the dedication ceremony. The following are her remarks we are publishing here with her permission: "Good afternoon! I am here on behalf of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors to join in the festivities of the day but also to share with you the impact that the Rucker Family has had on Amherst County, In 1775 an entrepreneur, agriculturalist and businessman named Anthony Rucker [and his brother Benjamin] saw the need to develop…
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