4th Of July Celebrations Wrap Up Across Nelson

Down at Lake Monacan in Stoney Creek, it was the annual tug-of-war on the 4th of July.
Photos By Paul Purpura, NCL Mountain Photographer: ©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : This family enjoyed a rare summer ski lift ride in the cool air above the slopes at Wintergreen Resort this 4th of July weekend 2011.

Nelson County, Virginia
4th of July celebrations wraped up Monday eveing across Nelson county for Independence Day 2011. This past weekend was chocked full of events including the annual fireworks display at Wintergreen Resort Sunday night. Our NCL Mountain Photographer, Paul Purpura grabbed a very rare shot of lightning in the background with the fireworks in the foreground.

Photo By NCL Mountain Photographer, Paul Purpura : ©2011 www.nelsoncountyllife.com : Paul grabbed this shot Sunday night up at Wintergreen while shooting the fireworks display at the resort. Thunderstorms off in the distance can be seen.
Lots of people enjoyed the annual arts and crafts show this past 4th of July weekend at Wintergreen Resort.
While it reached a hot 94° high in the valley below, people on the mountain at Wintergreen Resort enjoyed a less humid and pleasant 81° high on Sunday afternoon.
People down in the Rockfish Valley rocked to the sounds of Modern Tactics at Wintergreen Winery's annual 4th of July celebration.
It was a perfect weekend for people to sit by the cool river and enjoy a picnic at Wintergreen Winery's annual event.
Down at Lake Monocan in Stoney Creek, it was the annual tug-of-war on the 4th of July.
Another annual 4th of July event is the sand building contest at Lake Monocan. Now that's a castle!
With temps soaring into the low and mid 90's in the valley, a dunk in the lake was welcome on July 4th 2011!
Lake Monocan is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Click on the link below this photo for more info on Lake Monocan.

More Lake Monocan info by clicking here.

See you at next year’s 4th of July celebrations here in Nelson!


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