Andrew Journal | The Cherokee Scout


Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
What kind of year have you had?
Some of us are looking back on 2017 with happy thoughts, glad to be here in the mountains and away from much of the country's topsy-turvy happenings. Oh, we've had our issues with health, work and play and that's life. We've had an increase in the numbers of visitors and from feedback, many are new residents. It is our wish that 2018 will be a happy, healthy and prosperous one for all! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at the Tourism Development Authority.
December offers holiday joy
Art Walk, Tree Lighting, Parades
Mark your calendar for Friday, Dec. 1 - the date for the last Murphy Art Walk for the 2017 season. Art Walk is held in downtown historic Murphy, 5 to 8 p.m. Come down for a spirit filled evening with friends, neighbors and meeting new people. Presented by The Valley River Arts Guild, the art walk is held the first Friday of the month May through December. Discover what downtown has to offer while you enjoy the art, music and culture that is unique to the area. Enjoy the festive lights and window displays that are a part of the Christmas season. Plan to enjoy dining opportunities and stroll through a variety of shops and boutiques, an art center and more. Be sure and hang around for the annual tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by the Town of Murphy. Businesses will be displaying their holiday finery and we hear there will be a contest for the best light display in downtown!
And who doesn't love a parade!  The Murphy Hometown Christmas Parade will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. The Andrews Christmas Parade is in the evening on Saturday, Dec. 2.
'Possum Drop
 The 24th New Year's Eve Possum Drop will be from 10 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, Dec. 31. While Clay's Corner as a gas station and gatherin place for musicians has ceased this year, the Possum Drop will go on. This event features family-friendly music, food, a womanless beauty contest and a well-cared for opossum.
Last issue of Constant Contact
2017 is ending and so is the publication of this newsletter. The TDA will continue working to make Cherokee County a destination by connecting our businesses, accommodations, and attractions in Murphy, Andrews and surrounding communities. We are uniquely connected and we will find success with open communication and co-marketing endeavors throughout the region and state for all in Cherokee County.
Happy New Year!
Sande Kimball
Information Specialist
(828) 557-0602
Cherokee County NC TDA, 20 Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC 28906