Curwensville merchants counting down to Home for the Holidays|
Thursday, November 01, 2012
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer
CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Merchants Association is counting down to the 10th annual Home for the Holidays set to open one week from today.
The celebration, which kicks off the holiday season at Curwensville, is set for Nov. 8-11. There will be open houses, displays, demonstrations and special sales in participating businesses as well as activities for all ages.
The Fuel Aid concert series has been scheduled. The opening concert, Nov. 8, is a traditional gospel concert. It will begin at 7 p.m. at Curwensville Christian Church. Those scheduled to perform are Heather Olsen, Bob and Ed and 2bTrue. The second annual Designing with the Stars floral competition will be held during the concert.
Nov. 9, also at Curwensville Christian Church, will be a contemporary Christian concert featuring A Day Awaits and Extra Measure.
Nov. 10 will be a concert/dance at The Smokehouse. Groups scheduled to perform are Harmonious Funk, The Brewhouse Boys and Hoedown.
Tickets to any of the concerts are $5 each. Advance tickets are available for purchase at Bouquets by Jill, Curwensville Florist, The Strawberry Tree and The Progress, Curwensville office. Tickets will also be sold at the door prior to each of the concerts. Proceeds from all three concerts will be donated to the Curwensville Ministerium for its fuel fund that assists less fortunate residents of Curwensville Area School District with heating their homes during cold-weather months.
Nov. 10 from 9-11 a.m., there will be breakfast with Santa at St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church. Reservations are required by tomorrow and may be made by calling the church office at 236-3350.
Also beginning at 9 a.m. that day will be an open house at Curwensville Community Center and a craft show and flea market sponsored by the General Federation of Woman's Clubs Curwensville Woman's Club, also at the community center. The Best Christmas Cookie in Town contest is set for Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. at Uptown Videos and More, Curwensville. Cookies entered into the competition should be registered between 8-9 a.m.
An open house will be held at the Korb House museum Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curwensville-Pike Township Historical Society operates the museum. It features photographs and artifacts from Curwensville and the surrounding area.
Popular in 2011, horse-drawn carriage rides are returning Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. Prices are $5 per person or $4 per person with a receipt from one of the participating merchants for a purchase made Nov. 8-10.
Also planned are a children's coloring contest and the annual scavenger hunt. Local churches will serve breakfast and dinner Nov. 10, with details to be announced.
The merchants also made plans for a customer appreciation week to be held Dec. 2-8. Shoppers can register to win one of 10 $10 gift certificates by visiting participating merchants that week. Winners will be announced the following week.
It was also noted the annual "Search for Peace" pageant at Curwensville United Methodist Church will be held Dec. 7-9.
Curwensville Merchants Association will not meet during November or December. CMA's next meeting is Jan. 2 at 12:15 p.m. at D.J.'s Pizza, Curwensville.