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Pirates Linda Brady and Lesley Kocsis, aka manager of Gifts Ahoy at Bridgvewater Plaza, help Madeleine Sherren of Potomac, Md. Photo by Elizabeth Hock
At Smokehouse Restaurant in Downtown Moneta, customers were served by pirates (from left) Jennifer Kirsche, Danna Lowe and Kelli Beamer. Photo by Elizabeth Hock
Annette Stamus of the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce, which backed Pirate Days, channels Captain Hook. Photo by Elizabeth Hock
On the lookout for fellow pirates is Arianne Rice, 7, of Roanoke. Photo by Elizabeth Hock
Turning out in pirate garb at Casa D’Amici were ( from left) owner Gil Smith, Jena Proffit, Anthony Propocio, Seda Nance, Paige Baugh, co-owner Karen Smith, Ashley Wills, Jennifer Holdren and Tristin Harrison. Photo by Charlie Walker
Even the moose, with eyepatch and bandana, outside of Moosie's at Bridgewater Plaza got into the pirate spirit. Photo by Elizabeth Hock
Pirates Josef Koefer, Eric Fenning and Lauren Green stake their claim at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Photo courtesy of Roy Enslow
Pirates took over Bridgewater Marina last weekend. They included (front row, from left) Gary Webb, Roy Enslow, Kayla Karet, Travis Kingery, Liz Carpenter, Kate Nagel, (back row from left) Stephen Zierhart, Damon Richards, Matt Krauser, Matt Gault, Danielle Dillion, Larissa Koefer and Dave Kendric. Photo by Rhonda Ferris Johnson
Kayla Karet shows pirates can have fun on land, too. Photo by Rhonda Fariss Johnson
Out and about for Pirate Days were lake residents Renee Strader, Kim Mitchell-Sakellaris, Cindy Furr, Teresa Foster and Brenda Oakes. The women posed and showed off their "tatoos" at Oar Knot Store at Bridgewater Plaza on Saturday Photo submitted by Joan Griffith
Friday, July 26, 2013
There were treasure hunts, games, food and costume contests. But, mostly, there were lake merchants and staff; the buyers they served; and the younger set roaming lake businesses in traditional and not-so-traditional pirate attire during SML Pirate Days.
The event, designed to bring festivities, fun and shoppers to the lake during a lull in the activities calendar — after July Fourth and before September’s SML Wine Festival — was held July 19-21. This year’s event, the second, again was backed by the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce and local business leaders.
— Elizabeth Hock
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