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Published: Monday, 17 December 2018 16:31
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
Published: Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:12
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.
Published: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:15
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.