It's still summer for most of us but Christmas will be here before we know it. We have started preparations for the Country Christmas already and we can use some help. We will be meeting every Thurs from now until the first train arrives. Come and see if there's anything you can help us with. We can use all kinds of help, painting, sorting, decorating, cleaning. You name it and we'll probably be doing it. We meet at 9:00 to get our assignments and we break at noon for a pot luck lunch. Then we work until we're tired (usually by 3:00). Hope to see lots of you come when you can.
Seeking a few additional vendors of unique wares! There is now a new opportunity during the Village of Ashley Country Christmas in our new Christmas Market Row. There will be pop-up store spaces for specialty artisan merchandise in buildings brought in and equipped just for this Market Row. Please download the the information and application by clicking the link in the above heading: Christmas Market Vendor Application.
Are you a creative person? We are looking for a new creative director. We need someone who is creative and has the imagination to see what the finished project will look like. We need someone who loves Christmas, the North Pole and trains. We need someone who is a good boss and loves working with all levels of ability. We especially need someone who wants to see the Country Christmas succeed. Let us know if you're interested or, better yet, come to the committee meetings. We meet on the second Monday of every month. We meet at the Community Center starting at 6:30. Everyone is welcome.
For lots of fun information about the Country Christmas, see us on Facebook at Village of Ashley Country Christmas featuring the historic village of Ashley and the Country Christmas. See the little ones faces light up when they see Santa. Enjoy treats from the Sweet Shop of all homemade Christmas Goodies, stop in and visit the many shops with homemade goods. Let the kids delight in the Magic Show, and step back in time to the Carnival with fun children's games, and join in the fun with the elves in Santa's Work Shop and make their own wooden toy car, truck, train and more.