Appreciation for Christmas in July

Dear editor,

Christmas in July Festival is a mainstay tradition of West Jefferson, North Carolina. Many visitors mark their calendars for their annual visit. For others, this is their first exposure to Ashe County and West Jefferson. We talk to many of our guests, those now own homes in Ashe County, and they shared it began with Christmas in July. To say that it is an important Festival would be a gross understatement.

We are so blessed that the Arts Council agreed years ago to manage this event. The committee planning time and the number of volunteers it must take has to be overwhelming. But each year they get it done. This year was no exception; it went on without a hitch.

We are echoing the sentiments of the whole county when we say “Thanks You” to Jane Lonon of the Arts Council and her many dedicated volunteers for the untold hours they gave to make this a wonderful annual Festival. Our guess is that they are hard working on 2016 Christmas in July already. Thanks again!

The Hotel Tavern

Pam and Andy Guion

Beth and Sherman Lyle

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