Highland County Wintertide Weekend

Cold weather and snow have finally arrived, and thoughts are turning to Christmas, which is less than a month away. The perfect way to kick off the holiday season is with Highland County’s Wintertide Weekend festivities. Nicole Puffenbarger from the Highland Chamber of Commerce explains more.

“It’s going to be Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd. On Friday, December 2nd, we are going to have pictures with Santa at the courthouse, starting at 5:00 pm. And then on Saturday, December 3rd, the first thing that’s going to be going on is the Cookie Walk and Bake Sale at the Word of Faith Church, and that is sponsored by the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad. And returning again this year will be the food trailer The Little Cheerful, serving the very popular white chili, vegan chili and meat chili at the courthouse all day on Saturday.

“There’s going to be a Christmas parade, starting at 5:00 pm, through town, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 pm, which includes seasonal music, an angel tree and a traditional Christmas story. After that, the Highland Community Chorus concert will be at the Highland Methodist Church, starting at 7:00 pm.

The Highland County Girl Scouts will have a gingerbread village set up on display before, during and after the concert. And also, shops will be open throughout the whole weekend for people to start their holiday shopping locally.”

She noted where people can find out more information.

“They can go to our website at www.highlandcounty.org; they can also look us up on Facebook at Highland County Va, or they can give us a call at the office at 540-468-2550.”

Story By

Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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