Reality TV star comes home to Surry County

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: November 4, 2019 | 2:20 p.m.

SURRY – Karen Wooden Huger took time out from her busy and varied career, which includes starring in The Real Housewives of the Potomac on Bravo TV, to visit with friends and family back home in Surry County last weekend. And after two hours smiling and waving enthusiastically to folks along the route of the Homecoming Parade from her perch atop a Bentley convertible, she had only great things to say about the experience and her hometown.

“Participating in this year‘s Homecoming Parade, by far, is the highlight of my year!” exclaimed the Spring Grove native. “It afforded me the opportunity to say thank you to my community for their love and support. And my most favorite part of coming back home was seeing friends who I haven’t seen for many years. The hugs, tears of joy and well-wishes will stay with me forever.”

Asked what it’s like to be involved in a glamorous world far from the small, southern town where she grew up, the reality TV Star explained, “I am forever grounded in my true reality, based upon my upbringing in Surry county. My feet are firmly planted on a powerful foundation of who I am and where I’m from.”

“At an early age I understood the power of dreaming,” she continued. “That was because as a child in Surry, I always knew – whether it was from my parents, Mr. Benjamin and Mrs. Georgia Wooden, telling me that all things were possible, or from the community of teachers and county administrators teaching and encouraging me to reach for the stars – that I was ultimately the person who would control my destiny. They taught me that if I worked hard enough, was smart and stayed with it, I could do anything.”

Leaning into a selfie with friend and Surry native Gwendolyn Hughes (Terry Harris)

Then, smiling, she added, “I have a renewed sense of pride in my hometown of Surry County, and am so very proud of everyone in our community. I am so grateful to God for his blessings in my life. And if by sharing my life with others I encourage one child to continue to reach for the stars – and that ALL things are possible – then I surely will have succeeded. I was just truly thankful this week-end for such a warm and loving homecoming reception. And I am eternally grateful to Surry County Virginia for encouraging my dream.”

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