Heritage Christmas continues in Greencastle

December 12, 2003

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Heritage Christmas will last two more weeks - tonight and next Friday.

Events run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in downtown Greencastle and include activities and entertainment for children of all ages.

Tonight's highlights include:

  • Dr. Terry Musselman will play the dulcimer in the window of Creative Moments on the square and Bob McKinzie will play the bagpipe outside on the square.

  • Pam Knepper, a colonial-era crafter, will demonstrate her llama and alpaca wool spinning at Willowtree Gifts on East Baltimore Street.

  • A holiday concert featuring the Greencastle Community Band, directed by Pat Beard, and the ninth-grade chorus, directed by W.E. Harvie, will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in fellowship hall of Greencastle Church of the Brethren on South Carlisle Street.

  • In the Greencastle Church of the Brethren's recreation center (the former Rescue Hose Co. building), puppet shows will be performed at 7 and 8 p.m. Gingerbread cookie baking for children was rescheduled for today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the church recreation center.

  • Limited amounts of horse-and-buggy rides are available from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and next Friday. Rides cost $7 for 20 minutes and $9 for 45 minutes. Blankets are provided.

  • Pictures with Santa will be offered starting at 5:30 p.m. in the First National Bank of Greencastle, while balloon artist DeWayne Izer will be sharing his art with children outside the bank.

  • Several churches will be giving away hot chocolate and cookies, while others will be singing carols.

  • The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Christmas Angel will be handing out gift certificates to participants, while several costumed characters will be passing out apples and candy to children.

On Saturday, the following events will be held:

  • The annual Cookie Walk will be at the First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to noon. Many varieties of cookies will be sold for $3 a dozen.

  • The holiday craft show, postponed because of last week's snowstorm, will be held in the Greencastle-Antrim High School cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Sunday, the annual Greencastle Christmas Home Tour will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Five homes and First United Methodist Church - where refreshments and music will be provided - are on the tour.

Tickets for the tour are $10 each and can be purchased at the Chamber office today or at the Holiday House downtown tonight or Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, go to the Chamber's Web site at

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