Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Walking Rt. 66

Hawkeye greets Cherylynn

One of the things I like best about running OCHS is the people I get to meet. Today I met Cherylynn Delfino. She's a spunky young lady from New Jersy and she is walking across the country! She just started the Route 66 portion yesterday. Good Luck Cherylynn!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Welcome Sherri of Simply Country

Old City Hall Shoppes welcomes new dealer Sherri Mackinson. Sherri recently closed her popular shop, Simply Country, but she decided to still offer some of her merchandise here at Old City Hall Shoppes. She carries Yankee and McCall candles, Park Designs table linens, and country accents.

Sherri is not new to Old City Hall Shoppes. Like me, she was one of the original dealers at Old City Hall Shoppes....it must have been about 14 years ago when OCHS opened. Quite a few of us went on to open our own shops.

Welcome Sherri...we're glad you're here!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Heritage Day 2008

We had lovely weather for Heritage day. Here's a little bit of what went on on the square today.
Many folks took a carriage ride around town.
The sheep shearing demonstration was very popular. This man sheers them quickly and the sheep certainly don't seem to mind. There were all kinds of old time skills and crafts demonstrated...basket making, spinning, quilting, lampwork, blacksmithing, stained glass... there was even a pie contest. Yum!
We set up a booth on the square to bring a little bit of the shop outside....here's our fancy sign!
And a view into the booth about midway through the day....we had sold quite a bit by this time.
A shopper finds a treasure.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Heritage Day

August 2 is Heritage Day in Pontiac. There will be lots to do on Pontiac's square. There will be demonstrations of old time crafts and skills, entertainment and food. For a look at last year check out this post.

We will be set up in a tent on the square to give folks a glimpse of Old City Hall Shoppes... and if you visit the booth you can pick up a coupon to receive 10% off your purchases if you visit the shop that day.