Here it is the middle of August, flowers blooming and enjoying the rains we have had
the past two weeks. Jim and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary yesterday.
We were able to get away for supper to a nice restaurant in Mt. Airy for the evening
and enjoyed some memories from long ago. The house was full of guests, here for a
wedding in Roaring Gap. The bride and groom spent their wedding night in our cabin.
They seemed quite pleased with the quiet and seclusion it affords, even with a house
full of friends in the main house near by.
The Route 21 Yard Sale weekend was a great event the last weekend in July. It ran in
conjunction with the Blue Ridge Craft Fair and brought in a large number of visitors.
Next year promises to be even better, so make your plans now to come to Alleghany
county and enjoy a great time shopping for bargains along the roadways.
Our farmers market in Roaring Gap is coming to a close in just two more weeks, at
Labor Day. It has been a good summer so far and we are getting ready for fall- coming very
soon. The Heritage Festival in Sparta is September 20th. Vendors from all over will
take over Main Street with food and music as well. Its always a great time.