Highland Made Market Open During Wintertide Weekend

In what is fast becoming a seasonal tradition, the third annual Highland Made Holiday Market will be open during the Highland County Wintertide Weekend. Sarah Collins Simmons, one of the market’s organizers and vendors, explains more.

“On Friday, December 2nd, we will be set up from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Saturday December 3rd, the Highland Made Market will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

“It will be at the Highland Made Studios, which is the building on Mill Alley behind Evelyn’s Pantry. Regular tenants are David Cockerham, Sarah Harman and myself. David has one space that he has a studio for his photography – he also sells his prints in that space. And Sarah Harman and I share the lower space, and both of us are practicing potters, as well as I make baskets and Sarah makes soaps and other body products.

“In addition to the three of us, who are regular tenants, we will have Donna Gardner, Debbie Stephenson, Summer and Cody Cohen will all be participating this year, so we expect to have some sewn products, some fabric crafts, some jewelry, and I believe Summer will be making baked goods. Another vendor will also be Nicole Balenger, with her honey and bee products.”

Tate Swecker Dunn will also be in attendance with her line of apparel.

Ms. Collins noted where more information on the Market can be found.

“Probably the best place to reach out is to check with David Cockerham at his studio, or they can get in touch with me, and my phone number is 540-468-3117.”

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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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