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Willis Gap Community Center

144 The Hollow Road
Ararat, VA  24053
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Phone: 276-251-9906
Contact: Mary Dellenback Hill


Mr. Otto Hiatt and his wife, Nellie, started the jam at his home. It got so large that he rented the Community Building on a Friday night. That was the beginning of the Open Jam. The Willis Gap Community Center has been jamming for over 22 years, located at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, Patrick County VA. 24053. It is a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland), a few miles from The Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry's Mill), a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) Andy Griffith's home town. The kitchen opens at 6:30 pm with hotdogs, chips, dessert, coffee, sodas. Music (acoustic instruments) all ages welcome, Musicians/Singers/Guests, and dancing from 7 until 10 pm. The 50/50 drawing is held at about 8:30 pm. The Director of Jam Mr. Les Edgell. The Community Building is available for rent. Please call Mary Dellenback Hill, 276-251-9906, or email at Also contact Mr. Otto Hiatt 276-251- 8548. Associated member The Crooked Road, A member of The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Associated with Patrick County Tourism. COVID - 19 Instructions Apply.

Willis Gap Community Center has been jamming successfully for over (21) twenty-one years. All skill levels are invited to attend. Acoustic instruments are playing Bluegrass, Country, Old-time, and Gospel. Founder: Mr. Otto Hiatt, plays the Large Base. Director of the Jam: Mr. Les Edgel.

Hotdogs, chips, snacks, and drinks available for purchase. All proceeds go to Willis Gap Community Center for expenses and upkeep.

Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906.

Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!!

To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906.

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