GREEN TOWNSHIP — Local crafts available for purchase will form the centerpiece on Saturday for New Vienna Vintage Christmas, based at the historical Snow Hill Country Club where the scenery year-round includes a fireplace and no shortage of trees.
The setting and character of Snow Hill, where 14 Christmas parties are scheduled for December, are part of the attraction for what organizers hope will become an annual event — much like Christmas Around Sabina Town and Wilmington’s Homespun Christmas which respectively have been around for 30 years and 35 years.
“I think it’s good for our little community to bring people together to our town,” said Snow Hill Events Coordinator and Innkeeper Terri Streber. The Snow Hill facility and golf course are a mile north of the village of New Vienna.
Along with approximately 30 area artisans, crafts people and vendors, the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday event includes free photos with Santa (from noon to 3 p.m.), a $1 raffle every hour for a craft prize, and Snow Hill offering breakfast and lunch specials.
Some of the crafts and items available at the event are dog treats made by a third-grade area girl, locally made stained-glass objects, primitive crafts, wood items, homemade candles, bath items, boutique items, decorations, needle craft, clothing, jewelry, Tupperware, Thirty-One Gifts, and headstone swags from a local company.
While Snow Hill on State Route 73 is home base for Vintage Christmas, there are four partner businesses and one organization where shoppers and guests are invited Saturday in connection with the event. They are Stephanie’s Restaurant (142 W. Main St., New Vienna), the New Vienna Library (114 W. Main St., New Vienna), Peoples Bank (141 W. Main St., New Vienna), Red Dot Trophies (30 E. Main St., New Vienna), and Knauff & Sons Motor Sales (10729 State Route 73, New Vienna).
At Stephanie’s Restaurant (open all day) there will be specialty coffees and teas, homemade cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes and cookies. Stephanie also will take orders for Christmas.
At the town’s public library, guests are invited to come visit Jackie and Julie and make your own Christmas cards and enjoy free gift wrapping (open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
At Peoples Bank, see Robin and enjoy some free hot chocolate, coffee and treats (open regular Saturday morning hours). At Red Dot Trophies, you can order recognition awards and sports achievement trophies (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). And at Knauff & Sons Motor Sales, stop in and talk with Charlie and Keith about their pre-owned cars and trucks.
The area artisans, crafters and vendors who will sell items at Snow Hill are Amy Williams, Jennifer Anderson, Michelle Bosier, Barb Jones, Tina Leisure, Tracy Meares, Kathy and Alisha Borton, Jessie Roberts, Bethann McMillan Davidson, Ashley Fluent, Lindsey and Lesa Smith, Jessie and Myla Winkle, Billie Green, Abby Fife, Jennifer Duncan, Marcia Anderson, Tricia and Debbie Hull, Kim Law, Teri Streber Abbott, Emily Holbrook, Brynne Snyder, Tamika Mallow, Mary Eason, Carla Beers, Helen Clark, Vicki Bush, Kathi Wical, and Jody Rutherford.
Don’t tell the kids, but Bruce and Terri Stauffer will be Santa and Mrs. Claus from noon to 3 p.m. at Snow Hill.
Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.