It's so nice to see the town decorated for the holidays. Thank you Angie Wallace for organizing our hope to be annual tree lighting and to the town for decorating the tree and gazebo in Windsor Park. December, as always, is a very busy month!
This Friday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. is the annual Green's Tea at the United Church of Christ, presented by the Elizabethtown-Westport Garden Club. An excellent place to shop for decorated fresh wreaths, sprays, plants, one-of-kind gifts, vintage jewelry, bake goods including candy and much more. While there, buy a few raffle tickets to win some awesome gifts, have a delicious lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for only $6. Take out will be available, please call ahead (484-410-9261) to limit your wait.
The Adirondack History Center Museum will be open for shopping during the Green's Tea from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They have some great gift choices from books, music, puppets, prints and a variety of stocking stuffers. Come and shop, while enjoying free hot chocolate and cookies. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. There will also be a free drawing for a gift bag. For more information call 873-6466 or email the museum at email@example.com.
After spending a great afternoon shopping, come and listen to the Pleasant Valley Chorale's holiday program, “Shout for Joy.” The chorale is presenting two concerts of holiday spirituals, the first on Friday evening Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church, the second is on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ. The chorale is directed by Susan Hughes and Mary Lu Kirsty is the accompanist, the program is free, but donations are welcome. If you need more information, call Susan Hughes at 873-7319.
Continue your Christmas shopping on Saturday, Dec. 8, at ELCS from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The fifth grade is hosting a craft fair to raise money for their educational trip to Boston, Mass. There will be many vendors and food for sale. While there, sign up for the Youth Commission's ski/ride program at Whiteface. They'll also be having an equipment swap. You can bring your equipment to sell or donate as early as 7:30 a.m.
Mark your calendar, Santa is coming to town on Sunday, Dec. 16, more information next week.