Downtown Altavista is ablaze with color after dark as Christmas and snowflake decorations light up the streets. The town is decorating street lamps with lights as well as holiday banners.
In addition, 68 lighted snowflakes are on display on part of Main Street and Broad Street.
Staunton River Garden Club with some help from the Town of Altavista is purchasing snowflakes one group at a time each year due to their expense. Snowflake costs between $275 - $350 apiece. Forty-two new ones were added this year. “We hope to be able to eventually have the snowflakes all along Main Street and 7th Street, but it will take a few years," says Co-President Karen Cothran George. “We raise the money through various fundraisers including the fall mums.
For more on this story, see this week's Altavista Journal.