Holiday happenings around the valley

Posted 12/4/19

Wallkill Church to host Christmas Wonderland Fair The Wallkill Reformed Church will host its annual Christmas Wonderland Fair on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come get into the …

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Holiday happenings around the valley


Wallkill Church to host Christmas Wonderland Fair

The Wallkill Reformed Church will host its annual Christmas Wonderland Fair on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come get into the Christmas spirit! Booths featuring delicious baked goods, Christmas necessities, jewelry, collectibles and gifts, toys, bargains, and, of course, the traditional fair luncheon!

The luncheon will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu includes turkey noodle soup, butternut squash soup, hot turkey casserole, green beans, assorted hot and cold beverages, and delicious apple crisp with whipped cream for dessert. No tickets or reservations are necessary.

The church is located at 45 Bridge Street in Wallkill.

St. Charles Parish presents cookie walk

St. Charles Borromeo Church will be holding their annual Cookie Walk & Holiday Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Church Hall, Route 44/55 in Gardiner, (rain or shine).

The cost is $8.00 per pound, which contains an assortment of delicious, homemade cookies you can enjoy with your family. You might even consider using them as a Christmas present for the people you can’t decide on what kind of a gift to give them.

People are needed to bake batches of their favorite cookies. Please bake 4 to 6 dozen cookies to donate, no store bought cookies allowed! Neatly write down the ingredients on a half sheet of paper or index card, so that those allergic to certain foods won’t have reactions. Bring the cookies to the Church Hall on Saturday morning by 9 a.m. (or the day before to the rectory porch).

Vendors are needed for this fundraiser. Reserved spaces, are 8 ft. x 3 ft. table for $20, and available on a first-come, first-pay basis. Doors will open at 8 a.m. on Dec. 7 for set-up.

If you are interested in renting one or more table, please contact Jean LeRose at (845) 564-1153.

Breakfast with Santa benefits Toys for Tots

The Town of Crawford and Walden Savings Bank are sponsoring a Tots for Tots All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Crawford Senior Community Center, 115 State Rte 302, Pine Bush, with serving from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission is $10 for ages 11 and above, $5 for ages 5-10 and free for anyone under 5. Admission is also free for anyone who bring a new unwrapped toy.

Volunteers from the Wallkill East Rotary, known for their wonderful pancake breakfasts, will serve as chefs. The event will also feature holiday music, door prize and appearances by Santa and the U.S. Marine Corps.

All proceeds will benefit local families. U.S. Marines have reported that the Pine Bush area collection is the second largest in the entire Hudson Valley Region. Oranganizers are hoping to push it to Number One this year.

Pine Bush to usher in the holiday season on Dec. 7

The Pine Bush Lions Club will be holding the community tree lighting in the Gazebo area of Crawford Commons behind 65 Main St. on Sat. Dec. 7 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for pictures and to greet the children and their families.

This year’s tree is being donated by Beck’s Home & Garden Center and the gazebo and tree decorations are being done by Pete’s Pizza. Tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m.

Local groups will be there to provide refreshments and games for the children.

Contact Santa Steve Decker if you are interested in participating for this event by calling 800-6623.

Take a holiday tour of Historic Montgomery

A tour of several of Montgomery’s historic buildings and homes decorated for the holidays will be held on Sat. Dec. 7, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. Organized by Historic Montgomery Association President Joan Buck Smith for the Presbyterian Church, we welcome you to our village. Tour several homes, churches and historic buildings decorated for the holidays.

They offer a unique look at America’s past since most have been in continuous use for more than 175 years without significant change. The emphasis has been on preservation of the most desirable features of our architectural heritage without sacrificing the practical necessities of modern life. These are not museum pieces; rather they are living examples of early architecture serving the needs of their current occupants as faithfully as they did in earlier times.

The village was originally called Ward’s Bridge for the miller who put up the first bridge across the Wallkill, James Ward. The name was changed to Montgomery to honor General Richard Montgomery. Many local men fought under him and he was killed at the Battle of Quebec during the Revolutionary War.

Over the past 25 years many home owners, churches and businesses have opened their historic buildings for our tour. New Village Historian Brian Fitzpatrick will welcome you to the Village Museum for local history!.

Our quaint shops, restaurants and antique shops will be open as the Village celebrates “An Old-fashioned Christmas Holiday” on Dec. 7, 2019.

This year’s tour will include: The First Presbyterian Church on Clinton St., The Montgomery Museum on Clinton Street, the Orange County Firefighters Museum on Clinton Street, Mod-66 Salon and Spa on Railroad Ave., the Noorlander Residence on Union St., the Lopez Residence on Union St., and the Comeau Residence: Bodine’s Tavern near the Bridge on Rt. 211, The Powelski Residence (the oldest part of “Montgomery House”) on Union St., The Robert Williams Residence on Factory Street and The Erin Karsten B&B on Kaisertown Road.

Tickets are available at Montgomery Village Hall or by mail: Marge Elkin 96 Madison Ave., Montgomery, NY 12549. Tickets in advance are $15 . under 12, no charge.

On the day of the tour, Tickets will be available on Dec. 7 starting at 1 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on 137 Clinton Street for $20.. Questions? Call Kevin Conero 224-5486.

Walker Valley celebrates the season

Walker Valley Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary tree lighting will be held on Sunday December 8 at 7 p.m. at the firehouse 3679 State Route 52, Walker Valley. Caroling music will be provided by the Walker Valley Marching Band and refreshments will be served in the social hall.

Bring an ornament to hang on the community tree. We anticipate that the holiday prayer message will be delivered by Pastor Gregg Higgins of the Walker Valley Mountainview United Methodist Church.

Mark your calendars for the Town Of Shawangunk Tree Lighting

Tis the season!! Sunday, December 8 is the annual lighting of the tree and menorah in the Town of Shawangunk.

Story time and a craft with Miss Tara begin the festivities at 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m. we will enjoy music from the Wallkill High School Madrigal Choir, the Walker Valley Marching Band and Wallkill’s very own Tony Martino as we wait for Santa to arrive. We will help Santa countdown to light the tree. Afterwards, children can talk and take pictures with Santa, enjoy crafts and face painting. The Wallkill Woman’s Club will be providing delicious refreshments.

The menorah will be on display, but the menorah lighting will begin on December 22, the first night of Hanukkah, continuing for the next 7 nights.

Bring your Gingerbread House to the Tree Lighting to be displayed for all to see.

All activities take place at the Shawangunk Town Hall. For more info or questions, visit Vision of Wallkill’s FB or call 851-8105.

Shawangunk Church to host cookie walk and vendor craft fair

The Reformed Church of Shawangunk presents its annual cookie walk on December 14, with an extra added attraction this year.

Get the best homemade cookies around for only $6.50 per pound! This year they are adding a vendor craft fair to the event that will take pace on December 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the church.

The Reformed Church of Shawangunk is located at 1166 Hoagerburgh Road in Wallkill.

Secret Santa coming to Wallkill

The Wallkill Hook, Ladder & Hose Co. will be sponsoring their “Secret Santa”.

In a few words explain why a family could use our help this holiday season. Please consider a family that has not received help in the past! Also, the family must live in the Wallkill Fire District.

Please include your contact information and how many family members, and mail your letter to: WHLH Secret Santa, P.O. Box 460, Wallkill, NY 12589 by Dec. 16.


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