Friday, August 1, 2014

Owl Creek Gazette Old Fashioned Christmas in July Review

A great time was had by all who attended our Old Fashioned Christmas in July event held at the Owl Creek Gazette office, 208 South Second Street in downtown Greenville, Illinois.



The front of the Owl Creek Gazette office was decorated to reflect the "holiday" happenings inside at the "Old Fashioned Christmas in July" event!



The fireplace and Christmas tree added a homey, holiday atmosphere inside.



Friends attending the event brought us some surprise "Christmas" gifts: including tasty homemade jams and jellies, and cinnamon Christmas tree ornaments.



Don Stover served up some of his "legen-dairy" homemade chocolate ice cream too ... and it was a hit!




Ellen Ludwig won our Christmas in July Gift Basket!



Additional adventures at the Owl Creek Gazette and Don's Uniques and Repairs during Christmas in July included (left to right)  Richard Barth, Keith Ford and Don Stover having a "spontaneous moment of combustion" using a Fresnel lens, and a 2x4. Ignition occurred in less than a minute, enhanced by a little extra air using Don's "fire stick".



Another nice addition to the day was the American Farm Heritage Museum Tractor Show Parade that made its way down Second Street in Greenville, IL coming right in front of the Owl Creek Gazette and Don's Uniques and Repairs. Here neighbor, Sam Langel, owner of Downtown Barbershop on Second Street in Greenville, IL drive his John Deere in the parade and give us a big wave.  Gotta love life in small town Midwest America!

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For a fun recap of our OCG Old Fashioned Christmas in July event tune in to Episode 78 of Creekside with Don and Jan HERE.

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