Aug. 14, 2012. The Elisabeth Motsinger for Congress campaign celebrated family roots in the 5th District at a potluck cookout Sunday at Sam Brown Park in Sparta. The event also celebrated the 65th birthday of John Motsinger Sr., spouse of the candidate.
July 19, 2012. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, July 27 and 28, the Blue Ridge Mountain Fair brings one-of-a-kind art and crafts to Sparta. The Fair is held in the heart of this small mountain community in Crouse Park and features a variety of local entertainers and food vendors.