Thursday, 30 April 2015
Sylva's Main Street was packed from sidewalk to sidewalk on Saturday as the clouds parted and the sun fought away the rain for the town's 18th annual Greening up the Mountains Festival.
The festivities kicked off Saturday morning with the Greening Up the Mountains 5k at Mark Watson Park. Jonathan Scifers, 15, won first overall for the boys with a time of 19 minutes and 45 seconds, and Michelle Provost, 22, came in first for the girls with a time of 21 minutes and 51 seconds.
According to Sylva Town Manager Paige Dowling, the chance of rain kept some vendors away, but overall, the streets were lined with around 130 different artists, crafters, and businesses.