Serving the Towns of Andover, Byron, Canton, Carthage, Dixfield, Hanover, Mexico, Peru, Roxbury and Rumford

Mission Statement: The River Valley Chamber of Commerce is your voice~ leading you and your business to professional growth and prosperity here in the Western Mountains of Maine.

The River Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore the River Valley. We are nestled in the mountains of Western Maine where we pride ourselves in being a four-season destination. Within our ten-town community area, you will find many interesting shops, places of interest as well as historic sites, beautiful lakes and mountains and small town country charm and hospitality. The River Valley has everything you are looking for. From hiking, biking and camping in the lush green forests to skiing, snowmobiling or ATVing on our endless scenic trails. Surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and clear blue rivers and lakes, these ten towns have something very special to offer. Whether you are planning on passing through or sitting a spell we hope that you will make us your future vacation destination!

Christmas in the Valley Cookie Walk

Calling all holiday bakers!!!!! The Christmas in the Valley committee is preparing for the annual Christmas in the Valley craft fair that is held at the Mountain Valley High School on December 5th from 9-2pm. At this craft fair we hold a cookie walk with proceeds going to the Christmas in the Valley scholarship fund that benefits Mountain Valley & Dirigo High school seniors each year.

We are asking all you bakers to bake 2 dozen cookies (or more) of any kind and donate them to this cookie walk. Last year we had 75 dozen cookies to sell and we would love to beat that amount this year.  Bake your cookies now and drop them off @ Franklin Savings and we will freeze them until the event.

Cookies can be dropped off ANYTIME (they have a freezer) at Franklin Savings Bank on Congress St. up until Friday, Dec. 4th, before 3pm.

Any questions, please call the Chamber office at 364-3241.

Stash of Cash Winners 2015

Nov. 2nd–Amanda Jacques

Nov. 3rd– Courtney McPherson

Nov. 4th–Cindy Blaisdell

Nov. 5th–Elaine Bonica

Nov. 6th–Rose Dyke

Nov. 9th–Chandler Milligan

Nov. 10th–Amanda Blood

Nov. 11th–Sandra Frisbie

Nov. 12th–Chelsi Emery

Nov. 13th–Patti Daigle

Nov. 16th–Cassandra Stevens

Nov. 17th–Stella Glazier

Nov. 18th–Kelsey Averill

Nov. 19th–Lisa Carrier

Nov. 20th–Rodney Winslow

Nov. 23rd–Doreen Dupuis

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Happenings in the River Valley!

Christmas in the Valley
in the River Valley kick off the holiday festivities with the Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair on Dec. 5th.

On Saturday, Dec. 5th, the Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair sponsored by the River Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place at Mountain Valley High School in Rumford from 9-2pm. 56 crafters and 7 home-based businesses will feature their crafts and wares. $1 donation at the door will help provide food baskets for families of high school kids @ Mountain Valley High.

Come early to pick up your holiday cookies at the always popular Cookie Walk where over 70 dozen will be on hand. The Kid’s Corner, under the supervision of a young adult’s group will run from 10-1pm. The children can come and play games.

NEW this year will be a wreath-making class from 10-1pm in the cafeteria. Nancy Volkernick will show you how to make a wreath with real boughs and decorate it in no time. Donation is $12 to make a wreath with a bow, and $16 to make a wreath with bow and embellishments. Sign-up by making pre-payment and calling 364-3241. Walk-ins are welcome but it will be a first come-first serve basis.

Need a great Christmas gift? A Longaberger basket filled with gift certificates/cards from local merchants is the new raffle item. Raffle tickets are $1 for one or 6 for $5. These tickets will be available at the Christmas in the Valley apparel table located near the door as you enter the gym. Proceeds from this go to the scholarship funds for Mountain Valley High & Dirigo High. Stop by the Christmas in the Valley booth to buy your tickets.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Chinese Auction where each crafter present will donate one of their wares to be raffled off to one of you very lucky people.

This year’s kitchen will be stocked and run by the Relay For Life. . Breakfast will consist of donuts, coffee cake, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Lunch is going to have a mouth-watering turkey pie plate with all the fixings, chili, hot dogs or chilidogs, and homemade apple pie or brownies for dessert. Plan on having lunch at the fair!

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