Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A "Charlie Brown" tree
Recently, a Christmas tree in Reading, Pennsylvania, made the news, not because it exemplified the best but because in many people’s words, it looked ugly, like the “Charlie Brown.” Christmas tree in the movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas. As children in the movie made fun of Charlie’s tree, so did the people of Reading make fun of the town tree. read more

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas in the Park

 A Cinderella carriage is probably the most unique feature of the Richfield Christmas event.  Two beautiful horses pull a white wrought iron carriage around the park with riders. Enchanting! read more

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pennsylvania Christmas Bazaars

Heirloom Baby Set
Purchased at a Bazaar
In our area there are numerous church bazaars. One benefit of attending is to obtain gifts for Christmas, but a more important service is supporting the work of a church in advancing God’s kingdom.

My first experience with Christmas bazaars read more

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Millerstown Holiday Craft Show

For years, I have read in the paper about the Millerstown Craft Show held in Greenwood Elementary School. This November, I finally got there.

From the outside, I could tell that it is a huge event even if I hadn’t read in the paper Read More

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas in Small Pennsylvania Towns

I live near the small Pennsylvania town of Thompsontown and travel through many others to work, to shop, and to visit family. Most of the small towns in Central Pennsylvania celebrate in similar ways. 

 Almost all of our small towns hang decorations of wreaths, angels, and other assorted other shapes lit up by Christmas lights from their street light poles. This year Selinsgrove, Read More