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70 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 3 - December 9, 1999 Gifts, goodies, greens on hand for Milton Holly Fest Dec. 11 By Rosanne Pack The annual Milton Holly Festi- val, Saturday, Dec. 11, offers sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays to the hundreds of peo- ple who will visit the historic town on the Broadkill. Even the Jolly Old Elf himself will be in at- tendance to take requests from youngsters and hand out small gifts and holiday candy. Sponsored by the chamber, the Holly Festival offers crafts, gift items, food and holiday activities throughout the day, ,10 a.m. - 3 p.m. With vendors set up in the fire hall and Goshen Church Hall, those attending will see a variety of handmade and vintage holiday offerings as well as homemade baked goods and jams and jellies. Included in more than 70 ven- dors are several who are selling plants and greens of the season. The Milton Garden Club is selling plants and Christmas decor, and the chamber will also be selling wreaths and greens. D&H Nurs- ery is selling greenery and Sher- ley Weber's booth will feature wreaths and florals. Christmas items will be in abundance with a variety that in- cludes children's toys and person- alized stories, dolls' clothing, and even Christmas music CDs sold by Milton Middle School. Doreen Fiorillo is selling ornaments and jewelry, Sami Campbell offers Christmas jewelry and Koretta Prettyman is selling angel jewel- ry. Candies of all types will be on sale; Jennifer's Candles and Cre- ations and Donna Sharp's Party Lite Candles are joined by candle booths stocked by Deborah Brun- ner and Priscilla Lane. There will be selections of clothing, includ- ing customized sweatshirts, girl's handmade dresses, painted wear- ables and even Historic Milton Christmas House Tour t-shirts and sweatshirts. Holiday and gift items of all types include wood crafts, ceram- ics, pewter, quilted items, bird feeders, hand-crafted leather, wall hangings and fire place screens. Popular artist and Cape Region native Pamela Bounds-Seaman will be displaying and selling her unique collages that feature famil- iar Delaware scenes. The Pettit-Paleniks of the Manor at Cool Spring offer their collection of lavender products to display, breath in and even eat. In the food department, the Milton Century Club is selling baked goods, roasted peanuts and pop- corn will be available as will be homemade jams, jellies and can- dies and Cora Tennefoss's apple dumplings. The Soap Fairy, Scott Blackson of Lewes, is selling his hand- crafted aromatic soaps and Anita Sharp will feature herbal packs. Ed Harris, festival chairman, said that the variety of booths in 'Sing a Song of Christmas' Dec. 3-4 The North Pole has announced that Santa Claus will be in Possum Hall, Georgetown, to enjoy the Possum Point Players' holiday show, "Sing a Song of Christmas," on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4. Performances are slated for 7:30 p.m., Friday and 2 p.m., Sat- urday. Judy Dean, Possums presi- dent, has announced the appear- ance of this special guest. "Santa has always been a fan of the the- atre, but for the last few years, es- pecially with the renovation of Possum Hall, he has been unable to visit us. His schedule, of course, is very intense." Dean added that when they con- tacted his elf in charge of schedul- ing, they were told that Santa would be in Georgetown for the annual parade on Thursday, Dec. 2, so he planned to stay for the weekend and attend both shows. Suzette Riggin, director, hopes that children arrive by 6:30 p.m., Friday and 1:30 p.m., Saturday for a visit with Santa Claus. both locations will offer some- thing for everyone, whether they are seeking gifts, decorations for their own home or just a day of taking in the sights and enjoying treats to eat. He also said that the chamber is raffling a large basket filled with items that include food, jewelry, decorations, housewares and many gift certificates. Contents are estimated to be worth more than $600 and include a queen-sized quilt, a bird house, a portable radio, several bottles of wine, teas, a curling iron. a one- year subscription to the Cape Gazette, a hammer, five quarts of oil and gift certificates to several area restaurants and for two pounds of scrapple. The basket is the first prize in the raffle draw- ing; a hand-crocheted afghan is the second prize. Tickets are $1; six for $5 and they are available at Federal Street Financial Services and from chamber members. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. at the close of the festival. The Milton Christmas House Tour, 3 - 7 p.m., follows the Hol- ly Festival; tickets will be on sale at the Fire Hall. They are $10 the day of the event. Those interested in renting booth space for the festival or vol- unteering for the event can call the chamber office, 684-1101. $12.95 Entrees 'Tuesd; Nacho 1/2 Thursday- Surf & Turf ,) $13.95 Rehoboth Beach Afghan Holiday Special Available in: Hunter Green Williamsburg Blue Burgundy $39.50 Regularly $49.50 Exclusively from: Monograms Unlimited 102 North First Street Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-3028 e mail: monogrms@dmv.eom Open daily 10-5, Sunday 12-4