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The Dickens “Best Dressed” Contest!

Bring your Victorian style to Dickens of a Christmas!

 

by John Vogt, Sara Vogt, Ellen Bryant - December 1, 2016

Today on Wellsboro Home Page, Sara Vogt, and Ellen Bryant inform us about several upcoming events taking place here in Wellsboro. First, there’s Dickens of a Christmas. What a wonderful getaway weekend for out-of-town folks as well as our residents to enjoy a time of fun, frolic and great food. There are those who refer to Wellsboro as the real Bedford Falls taken from the story; It’s a Wonderful Life. This year is the 33rd annual Dickens of a Christmas. Dress up in your Victorian best and enjoy the fantastic shopping and great food. Vendors will be here from near and far with their beautiful merchandise. Wellsboro retailers like the famous Dunham’s Department Store are rolling out the red carpet for all who attend. The deals are amazing, and the food is unforgettable.

Secondly, Sara and Ellen talk about this year’s Dickens of a Christmas Best Dressed Contest sponsored by Wellsboro Home Page. Our winner will receive over one thousand dollars of gifts and prizes from Wellsboro businesses. And, there’s even some cold hard cash! Citizens and Northern Bank is giving $100.00 cash and First Citizens Community Bank is giving $100.00 cash. We hope that the winner will spend that money right here in Wellsboro as a way to say thanks for all the blessings provided by our retailers. See all the details for the Best Dressed contest including prizes below.

DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS BEST DRESSED CONTEST:
Registration: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Registration Location: Outdoor performance space of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts located at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue. Make sure you get your registration number!

Judging: 1:00 PM
Judging Location: Once again you should return to the outdoor performance space of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts located at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue.

Winner Announced: 1:45 PM
Announcement Location: The outdoor performance space of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts located at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue.

Prizes:
A custom-made hat from Christine A. Moore Millinery
A basket full of gifts from Wellsboro Merchants
Buffet Dinner for two at the historic Penn Wells Hotel at 6:30 PM
A $25.00 gift certificate from Dunham’s Department Store
$100.00 cash from Citizens and Northern Bank
$100.00 cash from First Citizens Community Bank
A one-year subscription to Mountain Home Magazine
A Longaberger basket gifted by Marilyn Gillum
A $25.00 gift certificate from Garrisons
A Redline flashlight from CS Sports
A bottle of oregano oil and a bottle of tangerine balsamic, zesty lemon pepper noodles, and a carved snowman box filled with Highland Chocolates from Senior Creations
A polished leather express shine sponge from In My Shoes
A $30.00 gift certificate from The Steak House
A beautiful figurine from The Fifth Season
A gift certificate from Pop’s Culture Shoppe
A portrait for two from Heritage Portrait
A beautiful Christmas ornament from Stained Glass Reflections
A gift certificate from Sherwood Motel
Two fused glass ornaments from Kathleen Schnell
The Pine Creek Rail Trail Guide Book from Linda Stager
Stained glass piece in honor of Caroline Moore (Christine Moore’s late mother)
A hand painted Christmas ornament from Mary Wise
A hand-sewn apron and Christmas ornament from Annette Cleary

Winner’s Stroll: 2:00 PM
The Winner’s Stroll will be led by this year’s best-dressed winner along with a cast of Dickens characters presented by Hamilton Gibson including those famous Fezziwigs!

Next, Sara and Ellen discussed a new and exciting event for the Wellsboro area. CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET 2016 coming Friday, December 9th, Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th. You will not want to miss this extraordinary event.

Enjoy a weekend of Holiday shopping and activities in beautiful Wellsboro and make the Penn Wells your headquarters. There will be Highland Chocolate tours, Cafe’ 1905 Starbucks coffee & hot chocolate tastings, Santa Brunch and the $1.00 movie event at the Arcadia Theatre and lots more. See the list below for some of the scheduled events.

CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET 2016

Friday, December 9
· Visit and have you photo with Santa at The Deane Center from 4- 7 pm. Call 570-724-6910 or email The Fifth Season at info@thefifthseaon.biz to register

· Stop by C S Sports (formerly Country Ski and Sports) to check out all the new items at their newly reopened shop. Enter the drawing for gift certificate ski or snow board tune up, or a bike tune-up. Must be present to enter. Drawing on Friday night.

· Shabby Rue will be offering 15% off all items and 60% off Christmas décor . . . and don’t miss their Ugly Sweater Party on Saturday (details below).

· Naughty this year? Make nice with Santa’s competition Krampus at From My Shelf Books & Gifts from 4-6 pm. Fresh off his European tour, he’ll be stopping by Wellsboro to sign a few autographs, pose for some photos, and talk about its role in “The Totally Ninja Racoons and the Catmas Caper.”

· Is there a quilter on your Christmas list? Needles Quilt Shop is having a $9 per yard fabric sale (some prices marked lower) all day on Friday and Saturday.

· Try out the seasonal hot chocolates and coffees at Café 1905 in Dunham’s Department Store.

· Take a break at Pop’s Culture Shoppe’s Free and Open Game Night starting at 6:00 pm. For details on games and times visit popscultureshoppe.com.

· All throughout the Christmas season spend $50 at a Wellsboro Chamber member, bring your receipt to the Chamber Office and enter to win $100 Chamber Dollars.

Saturday, December 10
· At 11:00 am enjoy a special showing of Jim Carey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Arcadia Theatre. Tickets only $1 for adults and children!

· Listen to the wonderful music of Irish folk dance band Kilkenny Krew. They play at 11:00 am at Café 1905 in Dunham’s (listen while enjoying your latte) and noon in the Penn Wells Lounge (listen while enjoying your Irish drink!). They will be playing Irish classics and some Christmas tunes as well!

· Stop by C S Sports again (formerly Country Ski and Sports) to fill out an entry for a gift certificate for a free ski or snow board tune up or a bike tune up. Must be present to enter.

· Needles Quilt Shop is continuing their great $9 per yard fabric sale.

· Dunham’s Department Store will be hosting a Santa Scavenger Hunt from 12- 4. Also stop by for tasting samples of Stonewall Kitchens jams, sauces, and mustards—they make great Christmas presents and hostess gifts! And, as always, gift wrapping is free.

· Taste the delicious seasonal coffees and hot chocolates at Café 1905 in Dunham’s Department Store. Join Wild Asaph Outfitters in their Holiday Community Appreciation Sale. Enjoy a holiday snack, shop, and give all at the same time! 5% of all proceeds on this day will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Stop by, enjoy our holiday sales, and help us vote on who to extend the goodwill tidings to.

· Stowing away an ugly Christmas sweater? Now’s the time to show it off at Shabby Rue’s Ugly Sweater Party! Stop by Shabby Rue from 5-7 pm for adult beverages and a photo op with your ugly sweater. There will be giveaways throughout the night and the end of the night there will be a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. All weekend 15% off regular priced items and 60% of Christmas décor!

· The Painted Cupboard will be sampling mulled cider throughout the weekend! Enjoy a bit of cider while you shop. Be sure to stop by and register for their giveaway—two beautiful holiday canvas prints.

· Let Pop’s Culture Shoppe help you find the perfect gift for all ages when you stop in for game demonstrations and consultations. Visit the playroom and demo library to check out the latest hot games, or sit down and actually try them before buying. Also, this is the last day to purchase a gift for the Foster Care Giving Tree and be entered to win a $20 gift card at Pop’s! Be sure to check out their events schedule for tournaments!

· Meet at 5:00 pm at Packer Park for the Annual Candlelight Walk for Peace. The Walk for Peace begins at Packer Park and continues down Main Street.

Sunday, December 11
· Santa Claus visits Brunch at the Penn Wells from 10 am – 1 pm, taking the time to visit with each table and pose for photos both at the table and by the Christmas tree. Adults $16.95. Children 3-10 $8.95. 2 and under are free.

· Seasonal hot chocolate and coffee tastings at Café 1905 in Dunham’s Department Store.

· Join in song at Hamilton-Gibson’s Messiah: A Community Sing at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 2:30 pm. Now a holiday tradition, the glorious sounds of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah are sung by selected Mansfield University soloists and you! Sponsored by the Sherwood Motel.

Credits:

Idea/Concept: Sara Vogt

Videography: Andrew Moore

Video Editing: Andrew Moore

Writing: John Vogt, Sara Vogt, Ellen Bryant

Anchor: Sara Vogt

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by Penn Wells Hotel / Lodge

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