Scott County Christmas ornament now available

Holly Viers • Dec 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM

GATE CITY — This year’s Scott County Christmas ornament, featuring the county’s newest attraction, is now available for purchase.

The ornaments, distributed by the Scott County Chamber of Commerce, feature a photo of the new Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center, which opens soon. The photo was taken by Jennifer Fletcher Meade, a native of Scott County who refers to her photography as “Journey through Light.”

The ornament tradition

The ornament project began as a fundraiser for the Scott County Chamber in 1998. It has continued to be a fundraiser ever since, and all proceeds go into the Chamber’s general fund.

Other ornaments in the series have featured popular attractions such as the Devil’s Bathtub, Carter Fold, A.P. Carter Cabin, Natural Tunnel State Park, the Falls of Little Stoney, Dungannon Depot, Fannon Railroad Museum, Bush Mill, Kilgore Fort and the Santa Train. A few of the previous ornaments are still available.

This year’s ornament

The ornament features a white image of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center set on a blue background. The center, which will serve as a gateway for visitors to explore the Wilderness Road, is located at 371 Technology Trail Lane in Duffield.

“We thought it was fitting to feature the new Interpretive Center on this year’s ornament,” said Penny Horton, executive secretary of the Chamber, in a press release. “We have a limited quantity of 300 ornaments available, and they always sell out very fast.”

How to purchase an ornament

Ornaments are $10 each and may be purchased at the Quik Stop Markets in Gate City and Weber City, the Red Roof Discount Center in Weber City and the Chamber office, located at 190 Beech St., Suite 202, in Gate City.

For more information, contact the Chamber office at (276) 386-6665 or [email protected]

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