The 2018 Holiday Ornament and mug will be unveiled at Saturday’s Apple Dumpling Fest.

The new ornament adds to an already impressive ornament collection series, according to Rebecca Adcock, director of the chamber. She noted matching mugs also are available for purchase.

The Dan River Queen was once a major attraction near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Docked at the former Cockram’s Mill in Meadows of Dan, the Queen offered excursion rides across the 17-acre lake.

After making its maiden voyage in 1967, the Dan River Queen was capable of carrying 100 passengers at a time. While operational for only a few years, thousands of people flocked to the area for a ride on the riverboat and a sip of sarsaparilla soda.

The Chamber of Commerce is honoring this lost treasure of Patrick County by placing its photo on our Holiday Ornament and Mug.

Both the beautifully crafted ornament and mug will be on display at Saturday’s festival and available for purchase between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the chamber office, which is located at 334 Patrick Avenue, across from the Farmers Market (downtown).

The ornament is $13 and the mug is $11 (including taxes).

The ornament measures…

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