by Natalia Dutt, AmeriCorps Member
Every year around the Fourth of July Thomas host Mountaineer Days. Everyone who lives in this area knows that it is one of busiest times of year and brings loads of people not just from Tucker County to enjoy all of the festivities this weekend has to offer. All day Saturday people lined the streets to watch the massive parade which seemingly every firetruck in the area blare their sirens through the town. Venders set up along the riverfront selling a wide variety of crafts and some delicious food. There was live music all day brought to you by local musicians playing in the bank parking lot or the Purple Fiddle. The highlight of the festival were the fireworks put on by the Thomas Volunteer Fire Department. They treated us to almost an hour and a half of non stop fireworks that filled our little mountain town with bright colors. This weekend is always a joyous one that people look forward to every year. It is one of many reminders of how blessed we are to live in Thomas. We are able to enjoy this tight knit community all year round who are not only proud of where we live, but also are eager to watch it thrive! As we get back to normalcy after a jammed packed weekend we hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July.