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So what does Barefoot Boy have to do with Montross? The answer is Ashby Carver. For the annual celebration of the May Spring Fair, a young Mr. Carver, the son of the bottler, Arthur E. Carver, Sr., was enlisted as a substitute model for the Barefoot Boy. As you can see from the photos, Ashby performed his role with a smile during the 3/4-mile parade route.
Even the dog looks happy. But I bet he still didn't get the sandwich!
Ted Ryan is director of heritage communications at The
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