About 10% of Rockbridge County households are food insecure. But about 50% of Rockbridge County Public Schools students qualify for free and reduced meals.
The cost of trees has gone up as supply has diminished. Many families could go without a live Christmas tree this year.
Each year, Lexington retailers often reach profitability for the year in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The health of the downtown depends on retailer success during the holiday season.
Almost 1 million 5 to 11-year old children will have received the vaccine in the first week of the program, but that’s a long way from the 28 million eligible for the shots.
Growers and sellers are expecting a demand for smaller turkeys as limited gathering sizes are recommended because of COVID-19.
Lexington tree vendors say regional farms are still thriving.
Organizers expect 200 guests at the Nov. 25 feast.
Halloween has descended on Main Street in Lexington, Virginia
Family-friendly activities are taking place throughout Rockbridge County leading up to Oct. 31.
University Florist owner Carolyn Tolley said she needs to hire three times her normal staff, which cuts into her profits.