Hello, friends. Please see some information from the below press release about the 2nd annual Christmas Walk and first Christmas Festival. Some of the vendors at the Christmas Festival are Bon Bon Bake Shop, Threads of Ohio, Pomona Chocolates, Glass Bubble Project, and more.
---THE OHIO CITY CHRISTMAS WALK
Ohio City Near West's second annual Christmas Walk will take place the evening of Saturday, December 4, 2010, and will showcase homes on Whitman Avenue. Because of the overwhelming response for the 2009 Walk, this year's Walk will be by timed ticket. Ticket pickup times are 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Tour will end promptly at 10:00 p.m. The check-in location for this year's Walk is Lelolai Bakery & Café located at 1889 West 25th Street in the neighborhood's shopping district. Lolly the Trolley will then take patrons to the Tour area and will also make strategic stops in areas where many fine restaurants outside the West 25th Street area are located.
Tickets are $16.00 in advance. There will be a limited number of day-of tickets for sale at $20.00. For more information or to order tickets call Ohio City Near West Development Corporation at 216.781.3222 or visit www.ohiocity.com
THE OHIO CITY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
As an added daytime attraction to the Christmas Walk, come to the Ohio City Christmas Festival sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company. The Festival, which is based on German Weihnachtsmärkte or Christmas Markets takes place on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 11:30 a.m until dusk. Market Avenue will be closed and vendors in tents will line the street selling chocolates, spices, nuts, ornaments and other Christmas items. Yesteryear Horse & Carriage will have rides, Christmas trees and greens will be sold by a local tree farm, WSEM Child Development Centers are sponsoring cookie decorating and Santa Claus himself will be making an appearance. Bring the family to this happy and festive gathering that is sure to become a yearly event. All proceeds from the Ohio City Christmas Festival will benefit the "Memorial Fund for Grace and Lucy Rothgery."
On August 28, 2010, Molly Rothgery, Retail Development Manager at Great Lakes Brewing Company, died tragically in an act of domestic violence. In the wake of her sudden death are Grace and Lucy, her two amazing and brilliant little girls. Molly loved them with all of her heart and related raising children to "watching your heart walking around outside of your chest". Though her love for them will never pass, the expenses of raising them into the women she imagined they would be will be steep. The money collected into the "Memorial Fund for Grace and Lucy Rothgery" will be used to enhance Grace and Lucy's long term opportunities to live happy, healthy and productive lives. The specific uses of these funds will be determined jointly by their family and caregivers, included but not limited to, educational and health expenses. www.graceandlucyfund.com