Greendale Historical Society Warming Hearts This Weekend
Stop in and sample the Greendale Historical Society’s Christmas bean soup this Friday night. Well, bean soup may not be a Christmas tradition but Greendale’s “A Dickens of A Christmas” surely is. Broad Street will be lit up once again with holiday decorations, the sound of carolers, streams of shoppers, the clip-clop of the horse drawn carriage, and the laughter of the audience as Scrooge trembles with visions of Christmas Past in the annual outdoor skit.
The Greendale Historical Society will join other organizations in the Park and Rec Community Education Center to share the holiday spirit this Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Society will present a vintage Christmas setting reminiscent of living rooms in Greendale Originals of the 30s and 40s. Also on display will be architectural renderings for the adaptive re-use of the Grounds Building and Hose Tower and a special update on its progress.
Shoppers can enjoy this “ultimate shopping night” and buy local to support Greendale businesses and community organizations. The Greendale Historical Society will have novelty items for sale—the 2013 Then and Now calendar, specialty baskets, wooden replicas of the Originals, holiday cards and other great gift items—all part of their fundraising efforts to support transformation of the Hose Tower into a community gathering space. A free bag of candy will be offered to the first 100 children accompanied by a parent on Friday evening.
Stop in and try a free sample of their Victory Garden Bean Soup or warm up with a hot cup of Nature’s Perfect Roast, a blend of the Broad Street Coffee Company who donates a portion of the proceeds to the Society. By the way, board member and Fundraising Committee Chair, Bill Kewan, has traded in his raffle apron for a more stately costume this season. He will be playing the part of Father Christmas in this year’s “A Dickens of A Christmas”. He’ll be the one selling good cheer. The skit will be performed next to Ferch’s Malt Shop in the walkway to Dale Park.
For more information contact the Greendale Historical Society at 414-423-7064 or firstname.lastname@example.org