CELEBRATING CHRISTMASES PAST
Saturday, December 19, 2015
The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) invites everyone to Home for the Holidays by enjoying “Celebrating Christmases Past” on the Square in Historic Edgefield on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
Activities on the square begin at 11:00 a.m. with a display of antique tractors and automobiles and their owners in era fashions. Demonstrations by Edgefield’s Spoon man, Ike Carpenter, and an area blacksmith are bound to put you back in time! Local area artists will have exquisite masterpieces for your viewing and purchase. Our hometown wood craftsmen, market vendors, and local merchants will have one-of-a-kind items that will make the perfect gift for someone special. Shop in Edgefield from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
At 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. in the Tompkins Library, renowned storyteller Bob Woodyard will be sharing Eph Goodloe’s Christmas at Greenpoint. Goodloe was one of the Herald-Journal’s most popular columnists in the late 1920s and 1930s. The presentation is an abridged version of Goodloe’s December 1930 story of Christmas in the Saxon and Chesnee mill towns.
Doug & The Henrys, sponsored by Carolina Moon Distillery, will be providing music from 11:00 to 2:00 for all to enjoy. You’ll also find holiday music on the square at other times and snow falling at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. At noon, you’ll find carolers and musicians serenading you as you dine in our wonderful restaurants! For a special treat the Mt. Zion’s Voice of Praise will be singing the true meaning of the season.
AT 3:00 p.m. a re-enactment of a shootout on the square will allow you a first hand experience of Edgefield’s past. And to continue the adventure, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a “Ghost Walk” tour in Willowbrook Cemetery. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet historic characters from Edgefield’s colorful past, including Mr. Preston Smith Brooks and Mrs. Lucy Pickens. Tickets for the Ghost Walk are $10 each (children under 12 are free) and the tour is limited to 30 people. Based on participation, there may be a 7:00 p.m. tour, as well. For more information or to reserve a ticket, please call 803-637-4010. The proceeds will go to the restoration and preservation of Willowbrook Cemetery.
Bring family, neighbors, and friends as this day will create memories of a life time. Don’t miss out – this is the last in a series of unique Saturdays/Sundays in December! For additional information, please contact Theresa McMullin, President ECDA at 803-480-0126.