The festival will kick off at noon with musical performances including various bluegrass bands and Ashe County High School’s very own Steel Drum Band. Duck Pond, Ring Toss and an authentic hayride will be among the festival favorites available for all.
Children will have plenty to choose from as there will be a “Kid’s Corner” just for their enjoyment. Sidewalk chalk, a coloring contest and books are sure to keep both those young in age and young at heart busy.
“We have been very lucky to have some very generous volunteers step forward to help make this event as successful as possible,” said Villages of Ashe Activities Director Joyce Richardson. “We couldn’t do it without them.”
The festival is the inaugural event for The Villages and Executive Director Melissa Deskins hopes it will be the first of many to come.
“We are very excited for this event and for the chance to provide something for Ashe County that is fun and cost friendly for area families,” Deskins said. “It’s a great opportunity for the community to come together in a safe and inviting environment.”
The Fall Festival is just one part in a week filled with events for The Villages of Ashe. The week of Sept. 11 through 17 is National Assisted Living Week. With the theme of “Forever Proud” the week provides tribute to the 10 year anniversary of the tragic happenings on Sept. 11, 2001.
To help start the celebration, the Ashe County High School JROTC led The Villages in a flag raising ceremony on Monday. The ceremony included a moment of silence to remember those affected by tragedy.
National Assisted Living week also includes an all American cookout, doughnut making and an entertaining balloon artist.
For more information on The Villages of Ashe First Annual Fall Festival or National Assisted Living Week, please contact Cameron Keziah at 846-1008 or online at www.ridgecare.com.