August Weekend Events: Summer’s Bountiful Harvest 08/24-26

Here in the middle of August, as the nights are getting longer and it gets dark earlier, gardens all over are ripening and coming into the harvest phase. Our Summer season has had it’s ups and downs with a very early Spring, some weather mood swings, and several days and weeks of extreme heat. Some gardens, including mine, have suffered with blight on the tomatoes and other vegetables. This has been disheartening with the hard work put into the process. Even so, gardens have flourished and produced a Summer’s Bountiful Harvest!

It has been exciting to see how plants and vegetables grow and ripen on the vines, and having been given the privilege of  teaching our kids about God’s creation. We have also been saving seeds as produce has matured and the amount of seeds put into each plant is just amazing!

As I have pondered this, my heart filled with joy knowing that just as seeds grow and produce a harvest, we produce a bountiful harvest teaching our children and watching them mature and grow! I have to stop and thank God for the gifts that He’s given me…my family. Take the time today to do the same and let your family know how much they mean to you! Start with this weekend and go have some fun.

***Please see my note at the bottom of this article.


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green PG


On Friday…


Help out the animals and find a bargain at the Watauga Humane Society’s Bare Bones Boutique Sale this Friday and Saturday, August 24th & 25th from 10am – 5pm.  Come fill a bag with summer clothing for only $5.33 and shop for lots of other great specials. All of the proceeds go to the care of the animals. While you’re there, visit the animals and think about adopting one. The thrift store is on Old Hwy 421 next to Rutherwood Church. For more info visit their website at, email Gilda Gordon at, or call 828-264-7339.


On Saturday…


Don’t forget to get in on the awesome deals on the last day of the Wee-Cycle Children’s Consignment Fall Sale – Half-Off Day! this Saturday, August 25th from 8am – 6pm located at 687 George Wilson Rd. in Boone, next to where the old Restore location was. Although usually carried over for another day or two, this is the day to come in and grab some of those last minute items at half price. It’s a day you can’t miss! For more info visit their website at



Looking for Auction or Flea Market type fun? Head on over to the Valle Crucis Community Park 28th Annual Fundraising Auction this Saturday, August 25th from 8am – 1pm. Located at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, you’ll find treasures galore such as Art, Jewelry, Antiques, Gift Certificates and much more in this Auction with viewing beginning at 8:30am and bidding at 9am. You’ll also be helping to support one of the best parks in the High Country. Look for the Flea Market starting at 8am to find trash to treasure and a Bake Sale for some goodies! Credit cards will be accepted and Breakfast and Lunch are available as well. For more info visit their website at, email Caroline Gandy at, or call 828-963-9239.



Be encouraged and intrigued as you listen to a message of Freedom, Family, & Faith by  Black Hawk Down” Commander, LTG (Ret) Jerry Boykin, 1 Day Only, this Saturday, August 25th from 9:30am – 11:30am. Speaking at Watauga High School, come listen to a founding member and former Commander of the US Army’s Delta Force as he tells about his experiences. You will hear a message that has a life changing impact by a Commander of Men, a Father, a Grandfather, and a Servant of God. Admission is free and for more info visit their website at!/pages/Freedom-Family-and-Faith-with-General-Ret-William-G-Boykin/204587879670007, or email



Bring the kids in for a treat at Chick-Fil-A and meet Mini Moo this Saturday, August 25th from 12noon – 2pm . He’ll be there to bring some fun and photo ops with a meet and greet session. While there, have some delicious lunch and the kids can also play in the Kids Zone designed just for their enjoyment! For more info visit their website at or call 828-264-466.


Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


***NOTE*** This will be the final Weekend Events article that I will be writing for the High Country Parent and have loved every minute of it. Please continue to follow our Times Past Toys and Daily Cross Designs websites where we are always introducing new products for your enjoyment. You can find our information below. Thank you for being a great audience and look for new and exciting endeavors from me in the near future! Blessings!


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Here is a current item being offered:  ~ From our Times Past Toys Online Stores, Here is our Mini-Army Camo Helicopter with Army Men, another part of our Military Set, and one of our Take-A-Long Mini toys. Kids can use this smaller version for shorter missions as they fly into pretend enemy zones to help rescue our troops. Zoom through the sky right into your child’s play time and watch them come to life as a pilot manning their very own Helicopter in the Military force with a unit of men. This Army Helicopter with Army Men is shown here in an Army Green Hand-painted Camouflage color theme and can be customized.

All materials made from Reclaimed and Recycled Wood. Painted and/or Stained with Kid-Friendly, Safe, Non-Toxic Paints and Stains. Make sure to check out our other Military Vehicles of Airplane, Semi-Army Truck with Tank and Gun that spins, and Army Camo Truck with Army Men. Measures approx.– 7” Length X 5 1/2” Width X 4 1/2” Height. $11.99

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