You can now purchase all your healthy needs for the week at our new Farmers Market! It will be running throughout the summer, so stop by the Esso Gas Station each week to see what fresh new items you can add to your menu. The CoOp store will also be open for your shopping pleasure. Hope to see you there!
- Posted December 9, 2011
Santa is coming to town this Friday, December 16! The doors will open at 7:00 p.m and Santa will arrive at 7:30 p.m. Free cocoa and cookies will be served plus a gift from Santa for all good little girls and boys. Get a professional photograph taken with Santa! These will later be posted and available for purchase.
Santa’s visit is hosted by the Arthurdale Tirekickers Club.
This year, consider getting your Christmas tree at the Arthurdale Festival of Trees. These fully decorated trees and wreaths will be available for auction Friday and Saturday.
Bid on a Space Tree, a Vintage 1940s Tree, a West Virginia Lottery Tree, a Cat Lover’s Tree, Fishing Wreath, and other numerous holiday trees and wreaths. Also the Arthurdale Heritage Craft Shop will be open and children can write Letters to Santa with the help of some elves. On Sunday there will also be family holiday photos and horse-drawn wagon rides around Eleanor’s Little (Christmas) Village.
Space Tree – 4ft., white tinsel tree decorated with a space theme. Ornaments include several collectible Hallmark ornaments from Star Trek and Star Wars as well as planets and other fun decorations.
Donated by the Barnes-Marra family of Arthurdale.
Vintage 1940s Tree – A 6 ft. artificial evergreen tree decorated with antique ornaments from the 1940s.
Donated by Darlene Bolyard of Arthurdale.
Advent Calendar Box with Feather tree donated by Darlene Bolyard. Each drawer has a small ornament you put on the tree.
Snowman Feather tree donated by Darlene Bolyard.
WV Lottery Tree – A live tree decorated with $100 in WV lottery tickets donated by Rich Painter, Garden Creations.
Cat Lover’s Tree – a 6 ft., professionally decorated evergreen tree donated by P.U.R.R., a cat rescue and rehabilitation shelter in Taylor County. 50% of the profits from this tree will be donated to P.U.R.R.
Tree of Joy – A 6 ft. white tree with “mid-century” decorations.
Donated by Marilee Hall.
The Affordable Signs Unlimited tree is decorated with mini sign samples and includes a $20 gift certificate.
American Cancer Society Memorabilia tree donated by Lindsy Whittaker.
Other decorated Christmas trees will also be donated by MountainPath Properties, LLC, Missy Hartsell, Alisha Myers, Dee Hayes, and Kathryn Burton.
Christmas tree decoration donated by Lorraine Weaver.
Fishing Wreath – M & M Woodworks of Terra Alta is donating a wreath with a fishing theme for sportsmen. In the center of the wreath is a wooden scrollsawed silhouette picture of a fish jumping out of water and the slogan “Gone fishin'”. It can be removed for display on a wall. Eight handcrafted and handpainted wooden fishing lures are the ornaments on the wreath. They can be removed and used for fishing. While these lures have been made with quality product and are designed to catch The Big One, M & M Woodworks can assume no responsibility for the one that gets away. Decorated by David McCloud
Christmas Wreath – donated by Brown’s Mill LP
Festive Wreath – Valley Pharmacy is donating a wreath decorated with boxes of chocolate.
Wreath donated by Mane Tamer includes certificate for free hair cut.
Mountain Mamas Retreats Wreath, decorated by Cynthia McCloud & Shelley Miller
Other Christmas wreaths will be donated by Centra Bank, Louise Myers and Karen Tustin, Deb Miller, Your Most Valuable Bank (MVB), Janet Collin and Judy Harder..
Floral arrangement by Masontown Florist includes an Arthurdale Heritage crock.
Arthurdale Heritage is inviting the public and local businesses to participate in a three-day holiday fundraising event. The Arthurdale Festival of Trees will feature fully decorated trees and wreaths donated by friends, supporters, and businesses. The trees, wreaths, and a beautiful handmade quilt made by the Arthurdale Homestead Quilters will be raffled just in time for the holiday season.
The Arthurdale Craft Shop will also be open for the holidays and children can sit down and write a letter to Santa with some help from his elves.
Arthurdale Heritage will provide trees for donors to decorate and volunteers will be available to assist with decorating. Set up and decoration of the trees will take place November 29-December 1 in the Arthurdale Forge and other museum buildings. Bidding will start on December 2 with a reception and tree showcase from 5-7 p.m. The bidding will continue on December 3 from 12-4 p.m. Refreshments will be offered during the event. Admission is free, donations appreciated.
On Sunday December 4, the Festival will continue with the craft shop open house, horse-drawn wagon rides, letters to Santa, and holiday family photos by Steven Marra.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to contact Arthurdale Heritage at 304-864-3959 or register online at arthurdaleheritage.org.