At the second annual Snowshoe Foundation Christmas tree lighting Friday, 20 trees illuminated the Snowshoe Village with their blue and white glow. Posing among the trees is Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Cara Rose and Snowshoe Foundation Director Jessica Stump. S. Stewart photo

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

Christmas is about more than presents. It’s about family, friends and sharing with the community. It’s also a time to remember those who are no longer here to celebrate the season.

To honor those memories, and to spread Christmas cheer, the Snowshoe Foundation held its second annual tree lighting ceremony at the Snowshoe Village Friday.

The tree lighting is a time to give back to the community, as well. Trees are purchased in memory of an individual or group of people, or they are purchased with a simple wish for “Happy Holidays.”

At the lighting, members of Snowshoe Foundation and donors were greeted by Foundation Director Jessica Stump, who welcomed everyone to the mountain on the foggy, chilly evening.

“I want to thank everybody for coming out on this foggy, foggy night,” she said. “I want to…

View full article here