I had hoped to give a quick report on how my Land of Oz in Beech Mountain experience went, but apparently the disclaimer that the event would happen…rain, sleet, snow or twister, did not factor in “state of emergency” being called by the Governor. Once that was announced during the terrible rain storms that besieged our area in early October, permits were pulled and the event was cancelled. Despite our disappointment at not getting to see the “wizard” this year, we had wonderful days spending time together! Little known fact…did you know Beech Mountain is the highest town east of the Rocky Mountains, with an elevation of 5,506 ft.?
November is upon us, let the holidays begin! Old Salem Museums and Gardens is our cover focus and is the perfect place to conjure up a few holiday memories this year. I just love the excitement that the next two months bring. Yes, the hustle and bustle can drive everyone a little crazy, but at the end of the day, it’s all about love and spending time with the ones we care the most about. Let us all be reminded this Thanksgiving to count our blessings and appreciate the little things in life that make it worth living!
I am grateful beyond words as we mark our 8th year of being in print. Looking at our first issue that debuted in November 2007, I am reminded just how far we have come over the years! I was at the Village of Clemmons first Monster Dash & Goblin Hop and was humbled by the comments of so many that told me how much they loved the magazine and used it to keep up with what was going on in our community. So, dear readers, I thank you! Advertisers, many of whom have been with us from the start—I am ever mindful that without your support, we could not bring this publication to the community without you! So, dear advertisers, I thank you, too! Last, but certainly not least, I thank the wonderful team that helps me pull this together month after month after month! It’s no small feat and truly takes everyone working together to make Forsyth Family Magazine the resource it has become.