Rain Doesn’t Dampen Cashiers Patriotic Spirit


Hurricane Creek performs July 6 at the Village Green in Cashiers, N.C. before the annual firework show.

After being delayed, the Cashiers firework show attracted visitors from all over the area despite heavy rain on July 6. The evening kicked off with a performance by Hurricane Creek. The dance area was full of people in rain coats, holding large umbrellas or simply in their regular clothes cutting a rug on the grass.

“I love it here,” said Christine Maxsom from Naples, Fla. “The energy, the songs the band is playing, I know most of them. They’re great.”

Sue Trimble of Marlton, New Jersey said she was having a blast living it up under her tent.

“I think the band is fantastic,” said Trimble. “They play recognizable songs and I’m having a fabulous time. We love the mountains and we’re hard core.”

Deb Grossman, Chef/Owner of Fresser’s Eatery, brought her mobile kitchen to the Village Green and said the weather didn’t stop a consistent line of hungry customers.

“It’s going well,” said Grossman. “They are definitely a lot of people here tonight, but we have a great team of friends who are helping and things are running smoothly.”

The firework show began around 8:30 p.m. It was still light outside but many voiced that it would be better the sooner it began.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea


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