November 26, 2005--Posted at 10:45 p.m. CDT
MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR--The Christmas spirit is alive and well deep in the dark caves at the Blanchard Springs Caverns. It's local tradition of folk music spliced with a natural wonder.
That love of singing in the Blanchard Springs Caverns has turned into an annual event, Caroling in the Caverns. An event that pulls local musicians in to perform Christmas classics.
"It involves local musicians from Mountain View one from Heber Springs one from Fox, we partner with the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce to bring in this holiday event," said Tony Guinn of the Blanchard Springs Caverns.
"You have a musician comes in and says what lovely acoustics and once people start coming in and doing programs down there it seemed the natural thing was to have people come in and sing down there too," said Guinn.
It's an event that appeals to all of your senses.
"You have something really gorgeous to look at and something pretty wonderful to listen to so it makes for a pretty awesome experience," said Guinn.
The event is now in its 4th year and is a tradition not only for the performers but for people across Region 8.
"Now we are also finding that for some families and groups of people it is an annual thing that they have started doing," said Gillihan.