By Debbie Hall and Jaymie Mordue

Susan Branham cuts fabric for an upcoming project at Quilted Colors.
Pictured (L to R): Mitchell Smith, who co-owns Uptown Farmhouse with his wife, Beverly Smith, works to bag candy for a recent customer.
Jane Cardwell (pictured left) and Shae Cardwell decorate a table for the holidays at Blue Ridge Furniture, LLC.

From Mattie B’s, which anchors one end of Main Street, to Home Comforts and other merchants at the opposite end and across the street, plans were underway for what is hoped to be a plethora of shoppers.

Mitchell and Beverly Smith, owners of Uptown Farmhouse, said they are working hard towards their deadline. According to Beverly Smith, the assorted candy is a popular item in their store, and soon the store will include ice-cream from Homestead Creamery.

At Blue Ridge Furniture, LLC Jane Cardwell and her daughter, Shae Cardwell, work together in their family based furniture store, which has been open for nearly 17 years.

Susan Branham, owner of Quilted Colors, said that fabrics are a top seller in the store. All fabrics used for quilts are 100 percent cotton, she added.

Sewing notions, instructional books, tag…

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