November 2020, Issue No. 2
THE ELKINS DEPOT DISPATCH
THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER
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It’s already November
and the morning walk to work is getting colder.
The leaves have fallen at the Depot, but the color this year was stunning. We have also enjoyed the company of all the wonderful scarecrows in downtown Elkins.
The trains are finished running for the season and with the change in the train schedule our hours will also change. Starting in November, the Depot will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Our updated hours will be posted on our Facebook page as well. We have missed welcoming passengers at the Elkins Depot this season but look forward to seeing your faces next year!
We are starting to prepare for the holiday season and will be putting up the town square light display in the coming days, so be on the look-out for when the lights turn on!
Staying Safe in the Outdoors
Hunting season is upon us. Whether you are a hunter or a hiker, make sure you are being safe in the outdoors. Whatever your reason for getting outside, you should dress accordingly. Hunters are required, by law, to wear blaze orange, but it is not for hunters only. If you are out for a leisurely hike in the woods, it would be safe to throw on some blaze orange, just in case. If you don’t own any, dress in bright colors so you are easily seen, but blaze orange is best. If you regularly go out during hunting seasons, it is a good, smart investment. Don’t forget about keeping your dog safe as well with an orange bandana or vest!
Hunters – Before making your way into the dew-covered mountains, make sure you know the regulations, dates, and best locations to hunt in Randolph County. Check out our Guide to Hunting in Randolph County, under Featured Blogs below, for other important reminders.
Be a Conscious Consumer
The holiday season may look different for many this year, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of supporting local businesses. In fact, it may be more important than ever this year. Shopping local when possible is a small way to make a big impact in the community. November 28th is Small Business Saturday, a national day designated to encourage consumers to support local businesses. Elkins and Randolph County have multiple unique businesses that offer products ranging from local crafts to children’s clothes, ceramics and everything bee-related. Click here to locate the shops in Randolph County.
If you can’t make the trip to your favorite small business or don’t feel comfortable venturing out, check to see if they offer online shopping. Many places have had to adapt how they do business and some places have started offering online options.
United Way of Randolph County Virtual Turkey Trot – Nov. 20th – 28th
Gandy Dancer Mountain Memories Show – Nov. 27th & 28th
Small Business Saturday – Nov. 28th