The Covington Woman’s Club is selling Christmas ornaments as a fundraiser for the club, featuring the Pen-Y-Bryn mansion located on Luke’s Mountain Road in Covington.
Pen-Y-Bryn is Welsh for “top of the hill.”
The 1919 Arts and Crafts-style mansion was built by one of Virginia’s principal industrialists, William Allen Luke Sr, from where we could look down upon the operations of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, later known as Westvaco, MeadWestvaco and now known as WestRock.
Ornaments are $20 each and are available at the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism or from any Covington Woman’s Club member.
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