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Christmas Parade Award Winners Announced!

The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the award winners of the Cashiers Christmas Parade Block Party held Tuesday, December 11 from 3:30-5:00PM on Frank Allen Road.


Cashiers Christmas Star - CAMP MERRIE-WOODE

Entry displaying the best overall creativity, appearance and originality

Elfin Magic Award - CUB SCOUT PACK #222

Entry best featuring children

Holiday Spirit Award - CASHIERS CARES + ROTARY CLUB OF CASHIERS VALLEY

Entry with the most enthusiastic participants

Tin Soldier Award - STEVE JOHANNESSEN + ALLYSON MULKEY

Best marching or walking entry

Cashiers Caroling Award - “JAM” JUNIOR APPALACHIAN MUSICIANS

Entry with best musical performance

Santa’s Sleigh Award - SAPPHIRE VALLEY RESORT

Entry with the best theme in motion as float or other motorized vehicle

Vintage Vehicle Award - BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC SAFETY

Entry for best car or truck display

Broadband Update - December 2018

The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce shares the following information as part of our ongoing Broadband strategic initiative. We maintain active dialogues with area broadband providers regarding local network expansion and service improvements for area businesses and residents. We are pleased to continue these important discussions and communicate updates on this and other strategic initiative efforts. 

Northland Communications announced that the company was recently purchased in October, 2018 by a private equity firm GTCR. With new ownership in place, there is an effort to focus on the plateau communities, to immediately improve and upgrade the network and services available. A presentation of services is planned to be offered at an upcoming town meeting including details on a slated $50 Million investment for network improvements and commercial services. Read the full press release from Northland Communications here and more from GTCR here.

 

Community Celebrates at Christmas Parade Block Party

The Christmas Parade Block Party was held Tuesday, December 11 from 3:30-5:30PM on Frank Allen Road after a winter snowstorm rearranged plans for the annual Cashiers Christmas Parade that was scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at noon. The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce announced the alternative event plans on Friday, December 7, based on deteriorating weather forecasts and after discussing safety concerns with local officials and parade participants as winter weather set in. 

Parade Grand Marshal, Camp Merrie-Woode, showcased their float along with their "horses" and others including Sapphire Valley Resort and local Scout Troop #222 featured impressive displays. Blue Ridge Public Safety showcased a sparkling squad car, and Citizen of the Year, Vanna Cameron and Businessperson of the Year, Sam Lupas were also featured while students from Cashiers Valley Preschool provided homemade cookies to attendees.

Rick Stargel of High South Ventures broadcast the festivities live on Live.HighSouthAdventures.com including highlight entertainment by JAM the Junior Appalachian Musicians. Cashiers Cares and Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley provided their traditional free hotdog meal in coordination with the event at the Fire Department as Santa and Mrs. Claus spread holiday cheer. The Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department, Glenville Cashiers Rescue Squad and Jackson County Sheriff's department were also in attendance and thank them for their ongoing support. 

 

 

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