Article Published: Sep. 20, 2012 | Modified: Sep. 20, 2012
“Christmas in the Mountains Vol. 6” goes on sale in early
October, delivering seasonal music from area artists, while serving as a major fundraiser for the
Hunger and Health Coalition.
“Children all over the country like to tell Santa
what they want for Christmas,” project coordinator Leslie Shavell said. “Unfortunately, many
children in our community want nothing more than to have enough food for their families to eat – not
just a Christmas day feast, but food on a daily basis that so many of them are
Proceeds specifically benefit the End Childhood Hunger program, and
previous album sales have raised an average of $30,000 per year, Shavell said, and at $10 per copy.
All the music, time and talent are donated by performers, organizers and production staff, and all
proceeds remain in the High Country to help its residents.
“It is unbearable to
think of any child going hungry, and we at the Hunger and Health Coalition try to make this
situation more manageable for the children and their families.”
Country will offer the album, and it will also be sold at the Valle Country Fair Oct.
For more information, or to donate to the Hunger and Health Coalition,
call (828) 262-1628.
Participating locations include Apple Hill Farm (Banner Elk,
beginning November), ArtWalk (Boone), Ashe County Cheese (West Jefferson), Ashe Custom Framing and
Gallery (West Jefferson), Bank of Granite (Boone), Banner Elk Pharmacy (Banner Elk), Bare Essentials
(Boone), Black Bear Books (Boone), Blowing Rock Market (downtown Exxon station), The Blowing Rocket
(Blowing Rock), Boone Drug (all nine locations in Boone, Blowing Rock, Crossnore, Foscoe and
Linville), Cabin Fever (Blowing Rock), Café Portofino (Boone), Carriage Trade Antiques
(Blowing Rock), Changes Salon (Boone), Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff (Boone), Chetola Gift Shop
(Blowing Rock), Christopher’s Wine and Cheese (Blowing Rock), Community One Bank (Boone), Conrad’s
Coffee Company (Shadowline in Boone), Cornerstone Bookstore (Boone), Cornett-Deal Christmas Tree
Farm (Sugar Grove), Dulcimer Shop (Blowing Rock), Everything Scottish (Linville), Foggy Rock Eatery
(Blowing Rock), Framing by Lori (Boone), Fred’s General Mercantile (Beech Mountain), Frontier
Barbeque (Banner Elk), Green Mother Goods (Boone), Hawthorne Chiropractic Center (Boone), Higher
Grounds Coffee Shop (Boone), Hunger and Health Coalition (Boone) Kilwin’s (downtown Blowing Rock and
Tanger Outlet), Knight’s on Main (Blowing Rock), Kojay’s Café (Blowing Rock), Mast General Store
(Boone and Valle Crucis), Maw’s Produce (Foscoe), Mike’s Inland Seafood (Boone), Monkee’s
Shoes (Blowing Rock), Mountain Bagels (Boone), Mountain Grounds Coffee (Banner Elk), Mountain Home
Music Christmas Show, Mountain Outfitters (West Jefferson), The Mountain Times (Boone), New River
Trading (West Jefferson), Pepper’s (Boone),
Piedmont Federal (Boone), Poppy’s By Design
(Blowing Rock), Revive Java Juice and Gelato (Blowing Rock), Rumple Presbyterian Church (Blowing
Rock), Scarlett Creek Gift and Coffee Shop (Boone), The Shoppes at Farmers Hardware (Boone), South’s
(Boone Mall), Stick Boy Bread Company (Boone), Summit Group Real Estate (Banner Elk), Tis the Season
(West Jefferson), University Book Store (Boone), Vesta-C Consignment (Blowing Rock), Walgreen’s
(Boone), West Jefferson Coffee House (West Jefferson), Western Carolina Eye Associates (Boone),
Wilkes Community College Book Store (Wilkesboro), Wolf Creek Traders (Banner Elk) and The Woodlands
Barbecue and Pickin’ Parlor (Blowing Rock).