Holiday Season Picks Up Steam

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
Hundreds of visitors flocked to the Kaysinger Bluff village over the weekend to visit the Annual Kaysinger Pioneer Christmas display sponsored by the Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Heritage Association.
The village was lit by hundreds of luminaries and visitors were welcomed to walk down the path to visit the decorated cabins.
At the Ed Elmore Cabin, the visitors were greeted with the sweet smell of the cedar Christmas tree decorated with homemade decorations.
The Crabtree cabin had a roaring fire to allow visitors to warm up.
Further down the path, volunteer Cindy Miller handed out hot apple cider as well as selling homemade cinnamon rolls, cookies and bread.
“The adults would come in and the memroies would flow about the woodstove they grew up with or the cookie cutters that were just like their mama’s.  The children would be amazed when I would tell them that part of my display represented what would have been a typical Christmas for Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child. . .a penny, a tin cupand a piece of candy.  Hooper House is evocative of a simpler, lovely time,” said Miller.
Homemade fried pies as well as hot kettle corn filled the air with a delicious aroma.
Many people also visited the cook shack for homemade biscuits and gravy, beans and ham or shepard’s pie.  Of course, hot chocolate was also available.
The bright moon made the hay ride back up the hill even more magical.
Proceeds from Kaysinger Christmas will help the Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Heritage Association with the upkeep on the cabins and other structures.