Monday, December 11, 2006

Stateline House Provides Great Site For
Historical Society Christmas Party

The Gates County Historical Society had their annual Christmas Party at the unique home of Mike and Peggy Leffler. This home is on the border between North Carolina and Virginia and the border runs right through the center of the house.

The Unique State Line House, With Border Between North Carolina And Virginia Cutting Through The Middle Of The Front Door

Chris Rule Joins Mike Leffler In Greeting Attendees On The Front Porch

Food Is Ready And Attendees Are Called To Eat

Youngest Attendee Caylin Straddles The State Line Which Runs Through The Middle Of The House, Right Foot In Virginia, Left Foot In North Carolina

Joyce Brown And Peggy Leffler Discuss Coming Production Of "You, The Jury", This Year's Historical Society Play To Be Held In The Old Gates County Courthouse

Caylin's Mom Sue Helps Her Choose Hors Deurves

Historical Society President Edith Seiling (Center) Shows Off The Unique State Line House

The Christmas Party was clearly a success and everyone had a good time touring this unique location for a party. Hope to see you at the production of "You, The Jury" on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon of the last weekend in January at the Old Gates County Courthouse.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Edenton-Chowan Christmas Parade A Hit

This morning the Edenton-Chowan Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce, provided a major element in the Christmas festivities that are so popular in our community. Floats, Boats and Bands lined Broad Street from Virginia Road to Water Street for this Annual Christmas Parade.

Edenton Crowd Gathers

Nancy Nichols, From Sponsoring Chamber Of Commerce, And Announcer, Reverend Terry Williams

Parade Judges, Jean Bunch, Jim Huskins And Ginger Morelock

While waiting for the Parade to Start, music was provided by the Albemarle Sounds.

"Albemarle Sounds" Led By Gil Burroughs

Start Of The Parade, Led By Junior ROTC Color Guard

Grand Marshall Of The Parade, "Ronald McDonald:

Winners of the Outstanding Entries were:

First Place - D.F. Walker School

Second Place - Rocky Hock Baptist Church

Third Place - Arrowhead Beach

Below are a small portion of the many entries that filled the Parade!

Center Hill Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department

Carolina Cup Regatta

Mustang Club

Elizabeth City Knights Of Columbus

Arrowhead Beach - Third Place Entry

American Legion Post 40

D.F. Walker School - First Place Entry

A Portion Of The Crowd

Miss Chowan County Regional Fair

Chowan Hospital

Dance Stars

Farmall Tractor


Sudan Buccaneers From Elizabeth City

Edenton Lions Club

Rocky Hock Baptist Church - Second Place Entry

Red Hat Ladies

Edenton Fire Department

National Guard

Parks Railroad Express

And Last But Surely Not Least - Santa Claus

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Christmas Caroling In Edenton

Tonight was the traditional Christmas Caroling "on the green" in front of the famous 1767 courthouse. However this year due to the freezing temperatures, the gathering was moved inside.

"Albemarle Sounds" Led The Enthusiastic Crowd In Singing Christmas Carols

Music was led by the group "Albemarle Sounds" and it was fantastic.

The Crowd Is Invited Inside The Courthouse Due To The Freezing Temperatures Outside

The Crowd Ringed The Courtroom

It Was Much Warmer Inside Than It Would Have Been On "The Green" Outside

After The Singing Apple Cider And Cinnamon Cookies Were Provided For All

You should have been there. Have a Merry Christmas.