Sunday is a Great Day for a Parade

The coordination required to plan an event such as A Very Murphy Christmas is an undertaking, but to attempt to reschedule it…wow! We knew we were at the mercy of weather going into this, but thunder and lightning is far too risky and safety was the deciding factor.

I am so grateful that our community came together to salvage this part of the day’s events. So many churches and organizations invested a lot of time and resources to create a float for the parade. As I type this now, listening to the thunder and pouring rain, I can only imagine the chaos if we had been forced to cancel last-minute.

Thank you to our Murphy Police & Fire Departments, Murphy Business Association, WKRK, First United Methodist Church of Murphy, Cherokee County Schools, MHS volunteers, Cherokee Scout, Town Manager, Town Council, and Mayor of Murphy for acting so quickly this morning and spreading the word throughout our community.

To the vendors and talent that were scheduled earlier today, I am truly sorry! I was genuinely excited to enjoy your performances and locally crafted goods. I know how hard you all worked and I hope you will be a part of The MAC & Valley River Arts Guild’s final Art Walk of 2018 this Friday, December 7th.

So for now, put on a Christmas movie and rest up… tomorrow we wear ugly Christmas sweaters in the sunshine, enjoy our Christmas Parade, and watch as our beautifully decorated tree gets lit!

Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for donating the money to purchase the decorations:

Walmart Murphy
Brenda McPherson Mahoney of Rocking M Retreat
Matt Walters of Murphy / Peace Valley KOA Holiday
Mayor and Mrs. Rick Ramsey
Cale & Annette Curtis of Circuit World-Murphy
Jeff & Karen Allen Gooch of Gooch Trucking
Dex Hubbard of REMAX Mountain Properties
Bonnie DuPree of Dupree Realty Group
Jessica & John Poltrock of the The POLTROCK TEAM at RE/MAX Mountain Properties in Murphy NC
Johnny & Shawn Chastain of Wells Tire Inc
PNC Bank of Murphy
Rotary Club of Murphy, NC
Becca-Lawrence McNabb of McNabb Properties
John & Debbie Bonnette Bruce of Bruce & Hook Insurance Barry L Watson DDS Murphy Dental Center of Murphy Dental Center
Veldia Dockery of Mountain Insurance LLC.
Steve Forrister Carport
Bill Grove of Cell Plus of Murphy
Chevelles Restaurant & Bar 66 Murphy
Sandy Dobson, CPA
David Hilton


Very Murphy Christmas Festival Stage

From church and school choirs, to comedians and cellists, our festival stage on Tennessee Street in Downtown Murphy has an impressive lineup.

Talent Schedule 2018 (1)

Finish off this festive day with Murphy’s first evening parade and Christmas tree lighting as Murphy Gets Lit.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As we hosted Santa pictures in the lobby of McNabb Properties, we watched kids of all ages get to know Santa before taking their annual picture. We heard their excitement as they talked about their wish list, a precious request for Santa to think of a deployed father, and the cutest conversations as the little ones slowly became comfortable enough to get that picture.

Kara and I can’t wait to meet more families in our community! We welcome kids of all ages, so join us in downtown Murphy and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cherokee County. Book your Santa appointment online here:

Tuesday November 27     Thursday November 29     Friday November 30



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Selfie Scavenger Hunt!

Charge up your cell phone and get that ugly Christmas sweater ready! The Murphy Business Association’s Selfie Scavenger Hunt begins Small Business Saturday (11/24) and ends at noon on A Very Murphy Christmas (12/1).

Be sure to stop by McNabb Properties and find our hint. You might even be able to peek through the windows and see some sweet kids getting Santa Pics, just don’t go in and interrupt please… giving your wish list to Santa is serious business.

Be sure to add #selfiescavengerhunt2018 to your posts! Rules and Scavenger Hunt hints:

Selfie Scavenger Hunt 2018 flyer

Selfie Scavenger Hunt ALL (2)

With Gratitude…

Happy Thanksgiving

Santa Pics in Downtown Murphy!

We always talk about shopping locally… let’s talk to the gift-giving guy locally too! Visit Santa in Downtown Murphy and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cherokee County.

Local photographer, Kara Crowe has teamed up with McNabb Properties to simplify the lives of mamas during this busy and festive season. Your private photo session with Santa is captured by this mama who knows how to capture that precious memory without all the stress and hassle of driving to a mall hours away.

We also know you may not have time to go pick up prints, so we provide you with a digital package. You’ll have complete rights to make those custom Christmas cards and personalized gifts for all your loved ones.

Book your Appointment here!

*Additional appointments available Monday November 26th, then Saturday December 1st as appointments fill up.

Kara Crowe Photography

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