Looking back at the first Asheville Halloween M.O.N.S.T.E.R. Jam

Real Estate Agent with Gabe Swinney

       Well, Halloween this year was one for the record books.  First time I ever dressed at the command of a three-year-old, (Ruby insisted I be a pirate) the most trick-or-treaters I have ever had, (we turned out the light after handing out over one thousand pieces of candy!) and it was the scene for the first Hickory Nut Forest M.O.N.S.T.E.R Jam.  If you would like to know what the acronym stands for I will refer you back to other blogs, however I can sum it up by saying that it is all of the good stuff, words like sustainability, eco, and mountain.  We started off preparing for the event by gathering a modest thousand apples or so from the Eco-Communities organic orchard, probably the last major pick of the year.  These delicious little prizes went one after another into the cider press as friends new and old arrived to mingle and play on what was one of the most beautiful fall days this season.  The trail system was being explored by some of the more curious of the guests and the children couldn't take their eyes off the balloons, or the bags of candy they were tied to.  It is hard to have a bad day when there is bluegrass music playing and people laughing, and that was certainly the case at the Hickory Nut Forest M.O.N.S.T.E.R. Jam.


If you were there then you know and if you couldn't make it, well then we hope to see you next year.

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Nov 21, 2008 01:12 AM