Despite a decision by the Dumfries Town Council to "crack down on fireworks offenders" during the Fourth of July weekend, no action was taken against violators because, according to council member Richard Bird, "there were so many violations illegal fireworks all through the county that it seemed useless to try to stop it here." The town had advertised in local newspapers the week before the holiday warning that it would take action against violators. Said Bird, who is a volunteer fireman, "I patrolled the area with town police and it just seemed useless. The state will have to start enforcing the law."
The last free concert of the summer in Locust Shade Park in Dumfries will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday when the Woodbridge Promenaders, a square dancing group, will perform. The audience will be invited to participate when caller Ted Cromack gives instructions to beginners during the event. For information call 361-7126.
Dumfries Town Council member Mickey Willard resigned last week to attend night courses that will prepare him for the Baptist ministry, according to Vice Mayor Marjorie Davis. Although the council has not determined how it will fill Willard's term, which will expire next May, the person who got the second highest number of votes in the last election is usually selected to fill unexpired terms, Davis said.