Locals have had a field day recently seeing famous faces around Fredericksburg, Virginia. From Rachael Ray’s book signing to Miss America Caressa Cameron’s downtown wedding, people have had opportunities to catch a glimpse or even rub shoulders with celebrities.
Erik Estrada, famous for his character on the TV show “CHiPs”, was in Fredericksburg on January 14 to help out with a fundraiser called “Safe Surfing” campaign. The Fredericksburg Moose Lodge raised money and awareness to keep children safe when using the Internet. Estrada posed with members and families for pictures and lent his name to the cause.
Rachael Ray, celebrity chef and TV personality, was in town in December to do a book signing and headline a meet and greet. Over 500 people attended the book signing hosted by Fredericksburg’s Wegmans. Ray was in town promoting her new cookbook called “My Year in Meals”.
Comedy Central funny man Dan St. Germain helped start the new year at Fredericksburg’s Olde Silk Mill. St. Germain’s show was at the invitation of Rahmein Mostafavi and Cool Cow Comedy to start 2013 at the Fredericksburg venue.
Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron, held her December wedding at Fredericksburg Square, the premiere destination for special events. The Fredericksburg Square is in the heart of historic downtown and Cameron’s reception was held in high style. Cameron’s wedding party primped and prepped before the event at Studio D’Esthetique, also in downtown Fredericksburg.
Soon, locals may run into Sally Struthers who is set to appear in Riverside’s production of “The Full Monty” starting in the spring. Struthers, who played Gloria in the TV sitcom “All in the Family”, performed in Fredericksburg back in 2011 as Dolly Levi in Riverside’s production of “Hello Dolly!” and enjoyed her stay in the city.
So Fredericksburg, keep your eyes peeled. One never knows who will be seen in the future around the streets of Fredericksburg.