Music, holiday food, Victorian decorations and many other activities await those attending the Beverly Old Fashioned Christmas Saturday. Festivities include a bazaar and lunch, a Victorian Santa and caroling.
"It's nice to have such a variety of homemade items to choose from," said Alison Thornton, a Beverly Heritage Center volunteer. "I like to shop local and Beverly's Old-Fashioned Christmas offers this in a traditional, Victorian setting."
The Beverly Presbyterian Church will feature a bazaar and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon features homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Holiday gift baskets and baked goods also will be sold.
Pam Dodds playing melodeon with Linda Wolfersheim on flute as Art Dodds looks on.
Santa will be on hand at the Beverly Heritage Center, listening to children's wish lists and sharing candy. Leslie Gordon will host a basket-weaving workshop, featuring wall baskets for the holidays. Those interesting in participating should call 304-637-7424 to reserve a slot. There will be a fee for the materials.
Local stores will be celebrating the day as residents shop locally. Back in Tyme will be selling handmade, local items. Cornucopia offers a variety of candles and home decorating items, and features an entire room dedicated to Christmas cheer. Holiday inspired floral arrangements will be for sale at Blossom Village.
The Historic Beverly Antique Mall will sell items including jewelry, books, civil war memorabilia and furniture. The Chenoweth House Antiques and Museum showcases quality antique furniture, tools and paper items. The Elkins Farmers Market will occupy the IOOF Building, selling jams, jellies, baked goods, wreaths, free-range beef and matted photos.
If weather permits, blacksmithing exhibitions by Matt Hatton will be featured in the Beverly town square.
Mountain Winds Trio will perform at 10 a.m. The group features Richard Evans, Morris Kittle and Linda Wolfersheim. Pam Dodds will join in playing the vintage melodeon. Everyone is invited to join in Christmas carols at 3 p.m.
For additional information contact the Beverly Heritage Center at 304-637-7424.