Saturday, October 3, 2009

Elkins Forest Festival Log-A-Load for Kids Log Auction

There is a great tradition begun by the late Ted Harriman at the world famous Elkins Forest Festival sponsored by the Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association held at the Newlons International Sales lot in Elkins. Businesses or individuals will purchase a very large tree, then they have an auctioneer come and auction off that specific log, with the proceeds going to benefit WVU Children's Hospital. The log will then be split into usable lumber and is resold to become a usable part of the community. They have raised over $1,000,000 in the last 13 years. Once again, this event highlighted the best about West Virginia: People coming together to create better communities and resources for our future generations. I was privileged to be a part of it!

Oh, yeah, and since I was in town, I stopped by CheBella's new store - all I can say is WOW-WOW-WOW! Susan has such incredible taste, and I love the way she lays everything out. Kyle went along to explore his metrosexual side - oops! He may kill me for that one!

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