In spite of the brutal cold, WinterFest at PollyWoggHoller was heart-warming.
This past Sunday, nearly 300 people made the trek to PollyWogg Holler, an Eco-Retreat located in Allegheny County, to enjoy music from Shaky Stage. Good cheer was in the air as guests danced and enjoyed the afternoon. Patrons wore multiple layers of clothing, many in full snow suits or down coats. Bonfires burned in a snow covered meadow as the band played from a diverse sound book.
There was much to enjoy at “The Holler” this weekend. One active guest, Jonah DeMarco stayed busy during his entire visit, brushing snow from benches, making piles of snow and sliding down hills. The warmth of the main lodge beckoned cold guests. It was an unforgettable luxury to sit in chairs made by Bill Castle, eating fresh wood-fired pizza and sipping Cabernet Franc from Eagle Crest Vineyards with friends.
The extreme temperatures and snowy roads may have amplified the joy of fellowship at this annual event. It took careful planning and a positive attitude to enjoy this gathering. Like many others, I too, am already looking forward to next year’s WinterFest at PollyWogg Holler!