Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Theresa's Travels: In Search of the Braxton County Monster (Part II)

The Braxton County/Flatwoods Monster Chairs
Part II of Theresa's Travels: In Search of the Braxton County Monster

Yesterday's blog  (Part I) was all about the Braxton County CVB/Monster Museum and The Spot, a little monster-themed dairy bar in Flatwoods. After exploring the museum and having lunch, we still had about an hour and a half before we needed to be at the Elk Theater for our Small Town Monsters premier of The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear.  So how did we kill the time? By going on a quest to photograph ALL FIVE of the famous Monster Chairs, located throughout Braxton County.  I had been to only two of the chairs before, so we were determined to make it to all five...and we did it!

I've said before that I am really pleased at how, over the past 5 years or so, the area has really started to embrace its monster lore. I believe that Andrew Smith, executive director of the Braxton County CVB, has had a huge part in that. In 2014, he was instrumental in drawing up the plans for oversized, novelty chairs, featuring the Flatwoods/Braxton Co. Monster with different paint jobs, to be placed throughout the county. The first such chair was installed beside the Dairy Queen in Gassaway in May of 2015, and there are now 5 total in the county, drawing in visitors from all over.  Please see the Flatwoods Monsters Chairs website for more history, and how YOU can find all 5 chairs and collect a small prize!

Part III of the Blog Available Here!

1. Flatwoods Municipal Building (right across from The Spot Dairy Bar)

2. Flatwoods Days Inn

3. Holly Gray Park

4. Cafe Cimino

5. Gassaway Dairy Queen 

(Apparently, I've lost the photo of Aaron at the Dairy Queen chair, lol. Ooops!)

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