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The Honorary Mayor of Beaverdam Campaign is an annual fund raiser designed to support four important local organizations. The Association for the Preservation of the Beaverdam Depot, Beaverdam Ruritan, Beaverdam Heritage Days Foundation and the American Legion Post 90. Every year we invite the community to "run" for Honorary Mayor. Each candidate asks for donations with each dollar collected counting a one vote. At the end of the campaign, the Honorary Mayor title is awarded to the person raising the highest amount of donations. The total of all money raised is donated evenly to the four organizations. These same organizations participate by sponsoring candidates also. 

The Honorary Mayor has no ACTUAL power but does get to be highlighted in the annual Ruritan July 4th Parade and is also celebrated in a Mayors Ball thrown in their honor. Also, the winning candidate gets to donate 10% of total money raised to a charity of their choice! 

Explore the pages here for more information on Candidates, Mayors Ball, Rules and events associated with the fun!!!



Kevin Larkin aka "Hatchet" - Beaverdam Depot

I'm Kevin Larkin also known as Hatchet, I'm 56 yrs.old, I grew up in Beaverdam until I was about 20 years old.  I moved away for awhile but now I’m back to the place I consider home. I am a Boeing employee and work in Springfield VA, a commute huh? l enjoy hunting and fishing and just the great outdoors especially in Da Dam. I am president and founder of an organization I started called Hounds4RHeroes in which we run hounds in competition hunts to raise money for our disabled veterans or just veterans who could use our help, I was never in the service but thought of a way I could help and give back.  I have a bunch of friends in the Dam that got involved and we have raised some nice funds for our Vets. I work shift work so can't be in my so called Mayberry as much as I would like but when I’m there I LOVE TO "DO DA DAM" as much as possible. Looking forward to having fun raising money for the Honorary Mayor of Beaverdam and all in which it stands for. LET'S DO DA DAM RIGHT


Bonnie Roe - American Legion Post 90

The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, Post 90, would like to officially announce its candidate for the 2023 Beaverdam Honorary Mayor, Ms. Bonni Roe!  

Bonni calls Beaverdam home and is very involved in the community, working as a math teacher at Patrick Henry High School and as the finance officer for the American Legion Auxiliary.  You will always find her at the Legion Hall on every second Friday of the month calling out the bingo numbers for our dedicated and wonderful bingo participants.  

Bonni supports , or is personally involved, in many programs of the community and the American Legion.  She is especially involved with the high school students across the county through her support of the Boys and Girls State programs.  You may also see her from time to time working hard on Beaverdam's favorite food truck, Reamers Burger Barn

We would love to have your support and will be setting up campaign sites and ways to donate very soon.

Thank you very much!

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        The Honorary Mayor of Beaverdam started in 2008 as a means for 3 Beaverdam area Non-Profits to raise funds and have fun while doing so.  The "Mayor" has no true authority but can have fun playing candidate to raise money for The Depot, Heritage Days Foundation, American Legion Post 90 and The Beaverdam Ruritan Club. The funds/votes are tallied with the Mayor announced at The Heritage Days Celebration the 2nd Saturday in October. The Mayor is the guest of honor at the Mayor's Ball in March choosing the band and having a say in the details of the food. The Honorary Mayor is also the Grand Marshall for the Ruritan's Independence Day Celebration. 
Creative efforts are made to get folks to vote with dollars - $1.00 a vote. Funds are then donated  to their campaigns. This year we have seen a Beer, Beard and BBQ event, horseback rides and raffles to raise funds - get votes. Each year the candidates come up with creative fundraising events for all to enjoy.
It creates an opportunity to gather, have fun and raise money for the area. All 4 organizations give it all back to Beaverdam.
Win - Win - Win.
**Donations are tax deductible!
Let your candidate know if you need a donation receipt for tax purposes.




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(Andy won twice)



Honorary Mayor of Beaverdam

PO. Box 86

Beaverdam, VA 23015

Beaverdam Depot - Mayors Ball

16199 Beaverdam School Road  Beaverdam, Virginia 23015

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