Highland Schools Shopper’s Dream During Maple Festival

Monterey, VA – Go back to school if you want to experience the Highland County Maple Festival. The Highland County Public Schools are all located at one location in Monterey just off route 250 on Meyers /Moon Road. There you will find one of the major stops of the Festival. There are two gyms housing the greatest number of selected artists and craftsmen at one spot at the festival displaying and selling their work. It’s a shoppers dream come true. The non-shopper is not to worry, however, since the school’s teachers, students and families also serve those stacks of pancakes and buckwheat cakes with, of course, Maple Syrup.

Other classes and school organizations offer an array of food for grazing or gifts for browsing. The Highland Future Farmers of America has a corner on the market with their very popular milk shakes.

The Highland Middle School operates a Bazaar with baked potatoes, hot dogs, BBQ and drinks, as well as Maple Products and assorted gifts. They can be found at their new location in the Band room in the Elementary School.

If you need a little pick me up please visit our very own WVLS Radio Station Caf . The Caf offers coffee, tea, cappuccino and various flavored homemade scones. It is located in the very east end of the main hallway of the High School. Many volunteers donate their time to organize and work at the caf to help support WVLS our local community radio station. Your patronage would be appreciated.

The hallways of education transform into an information freeway about Highland County during the days of Festival. Business’s encourage your interest in there offerings and County clubs and organizations explain their missions and purposes.

The Highland County Economic Development Authority will have an information table to help foster business opportunities in Highland. The Cowpasture River Preservation Association will have a presence in the school on the weekends of the Festival.

The school is generally the place to find raffles being conducted for various civic organizations, health topics and restrooms. The Monterey Lions Club will offer their pork rinds just outside of the school buildings.

Going to school is really educational and tasty during the Maple Festival.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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