December Dollar Days

Grandfather Mountain has a great money saving deal for residents in six high country counties. The price of admission is just ONE DOLLAR for residents and employees in Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes counties.The discount is also extended to students of colleges and universities in the High Country and to guests traveling in the same vehicle with those eligible for the December discount. Please present a driver’s license, college ID, or local utility bill as proof of High Country residency. An employee identification badge or pay stub can be used to show employment at a High Country business.

Also, instead of paying $1 in cash, the High Country visitors are encouraged to donate 1 -2 cans of food per person to gain admittance. All donations will be distributed to High Country Food Pantries.

The Mountain is open every day in December except Christmas Day, weather permitting. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with ticket sales ending at 4 p.m. For current weather conditions, phone the Entrance gate at 828-733-4337.

Lunch is FREE on Wednesdays

Okay, this isn’t the typical free lunch, but Haywood Street Church in Asheville, N.C. isn’t your typical church. I met Pastor Brian Combs a few weeks ago and I was blown away by the ministry he has created. Every Wednesday, the church provides a free lunch, a community table of sorts that connects businesspeople with the homeless, caring souls with broken souls. The group breaks bread together and then worships together. All are invited for this free lunch downtown with no strings attached.

My friend, David Bourne, at Bourne Media recently shot video for a piece about Haywood Street. It’s worth watching… just click the link below:

Haywood Street Church in Asheville, N.C.

Wee Trade Holiday Sale

Looking for great deals on Christmas toys, holiday clothing, books, games and bikes? The Wee Trade Holiday Sale takes place today through Saturday at the Boone Cabin at the WNC Agricultural Center across from the Asheville Airport. So MANY great deals!! I went to the pre-sale yesterday and snagged some great bargains. Shh! I can’t tell or my tweens might discover my secrets here on my blog.

Wee Trade owners Nina Miller and Rita London have created some fabulous sales in the past. This time, the space is a little cozier than the big building they use for the August and February sales, but it’s still overflowing with deals.

The Wee Trade Holiday Sale is open today and tomorrow, November 18 and 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Half price day is Saturday, November 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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