Vernon community celebrates Black History Month
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Vernon community celebrates Black History Month

A parade was held in Vernon on Saturday, Feb. 10, with festive vehicles, people waving to friends, and throwing out candy and beads to passerby to celebrate Black History Month. The route began at St. Luke A.M.E. Church and went through town, including down US-79. Photos by Collin Breaux | Washington County News

Orange Hill Express celebrates Christmas spirit with customer appreciation event
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Orange Hill Express celebrates Christmas spirit with customer appreciation event

Even with the rain pouring outside, Orange Hill Express in Chipley was determined to join in the holiday spirit and show gratitude for their customers. The convenience and outdoor supply store hosted a customer appreciation day on Saturday, Dec. 2.  The event featured photo opportunities with Santa, door prizes, free food, storewide discounts, and live…

Chipley Christmas Parade set to spread cheer Thursday, Dec. 21
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Chipley Christmas Parade set to spread cheer Thursday, Dec. 21

Due to a forecast of potential rain, the Chipley Christmas Festival originally scheduled for Dec. 1 has been moved to Dec. 21. The parade will still happen on Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m.  “Due to the unpredictable rain forecast, we’ve made the hard choice to reschedule our beloved Christmas festival. We understand this change might…

Berry Fair celebrates Christmas spirit in Chipley
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Berry Fair celebrates Christmas spirit in Chipley

The start of the Christmas season was clear at Berry Hill Gardens during the first-ever Berry Fair on Saturday, Nov. 18. The shopping event featured vendors selling holiday-themed items. People got to play cornhole and have their kids take picture with Santa. The Berry Fair was hosted by Magnolia Lace Salon & Boutique and Berry…

Chipley crowd visits downtown for ‘Blues and Brews Festival’
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Chipley crowd visits downtown for ‘Blues and Brews Festival’

STAFF REPORT The first-ever “Blues and Brews Festival†brought people to Downtown Chipley for adult beverages and soulful sounds. The music festival featured several bands on stage and alcohol for sale and outdoor consumption at the old rail station on Saturday, Oct. 14.  Merchants had items for sale at their tables and the Washington County…