Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Open House at the Winter Farmers' Market

For those of you who are not on Facebook and are Scottsbluff Winter Farmers' Market goers, I wanted you to know about the special farmers' market coming up on December 23rd from 4-7 pm at Aulick's TLC in Scottsbluff.

You should be able to click on the link below and go to the event page on Facebook that gives you the details.

If you hit the link, it'll take you there.  To get back to the blog, hit your browser's back button.

Holiday Open House at the Scottsbluff Winter Farmers' Market

But in case that is not working and you just don't want to go to Facebook, here is the 4-1-1 (information) on the shindig.

Who:  Scottsbluff Winter Farmers' Market

What:  Holiday Open House

When:  December 23, 4-7 pm

Where:  Aulick's TLC, 3109 Avenue B, Scottsbluff, NE

Why:  Why not? or because I said so!  hee, hee!

The Scottsbluff Winter Farmers' Market will be hosting a special holiday open house at the market on December 23 from 4-7pm. There will be live music provided by the Green Valley Homesteaders along with refreshments!

This week's non-profit will be the Lakota Lutheran Center. We are asking that market goers bring mittens, hats, gloves and scarves to donate to the Center. The Center will distribute all donations to children in the community who are in need. A special "mitten tree" will be set-up at the market and we will decorate the tree with the donations.

At 5:00 pm Mrs. Santa Claus will be reading the book "The Mitten Tree" by Candace Christiansen to all children who come to the market. The book tells the story of an elderly lady who notices a young boy at the bus stop without mittens, so she knits him a pair and leaves them on a tree where he'll find them. She continues to knit (anonymously) and leaves mittens for the children who need them. One day, a large basket of yarn is left on her doorstep, enabling her to continue her work.

All children present for the reading will get their name entered into a drawing for the book after Mrs. Santa is done reading it!

 We are hoping to start the tradition of our own community "mitten tree."


If Santa Claus can fit it into his schedule, he will also be in attendance.
So mark your calendars and bring the kids (and a donation to the mitten tree) to the market.

Hope to see you there.

1 comment:

  1. I might have to come for the storytime. I've never read "The Mitten Tree".