Dec 7 & 8: Old World Christmas Village & Market - JOAWS Church (16th & Delaware)

December 7 and 8, 2012

Friday (5 - 9 pm) and Saturday (10 -3 pm)

Recognize any of these characters from the past?

This was December 2011 at the Old World Christmas Village and Market.  NO, we didn't wear these garments all evening, but did dress for a "group" photo!  (Back row,  L to R): Hershel and Debbie Saylor; Joe Konz.  (Front row, L to R): Carol Thompson, Susan Fullen, and Connie Hamm.

It's been said that the annual Old World Christmas Village and Market at Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church started with a sense of bringing Christmas to people who hardly remember what it is anymore.  The event embodies traditions from Scandinavian Santa Lucia. Santa Lucia is played by a young girl in the parish who carries buns and sings music, per Saint Lucy history.  People come and wait for this part of the festival. It gets busier leading up to her [Santa Lucia] arrival.

Caroling and musicians serenade visitors (and vendors) as they stroll thru the streets of the grand hall.

During the two day event (Friday evening and Saturday), food is served and craft vendors sell in the makeshift Dickens style streets.  (The food is all homemade and very reasonably priced, too!!!)

Items available at the vendor booths are handmade.  We were able to set up a photo booth featuring several of our photos last year, and a regular photo booth (in a separate room) where we did portrait photography.  Those having their pictures taken were able to put on Dickens' attire (just like we did in ours above).  It was a huge hit!


Bill Riggs has agreed to head the photo booth again (He did this last year and has been asking me about this for some time.  I just got confirmation we defintiey will be doing this.  Now, I need you to volunteer to help.

This is what I need:

1) Signage:  Lots of good signage for the grand hall, especially at our vendor booth, but also to place around the hall and in eating areas.  "Old World Christmas Portraits" to direct visitors to the sitting area where the photo studio will be located.

2) Posting of our products/prices posted prominently along with some sample photos like the one above.

3)  Volunteers to dress ahead of time for sample photos (see above).

4)  Need your picture photos!  Framed or matted.

5)  Need your commitment by November exceptions!!!

6)  Read this carefully: To be able to display/exhibit any of your work,

you must commit to the following:

a) set up and take down your own work

b) dedicate a minimum of 4 hours to represent the club:  either a Friday or Saturday (or both days) either the club's main-floor booth or the portraiture studio.

7)  Photo expectations:

a) Any size, framed or not

b) Any theme (if you choose, from your display at the Landmarks this year, last year, any time, any thing).

c) I will take the ice bucket for unframed overflow.

d) We will have an 8' or smaller table and 2 chairs.  Typical booth size is 6' x 10' amount of photos will be limited.  Depending on # of people who respond by November 16, I will let you know by November 18 the number of photos you can bring.

Last year, fyi, we did fairly well in sales!  I sold my first picture then!!!

8)  Hanging devices: Does anyone have any tri-folds, racks, anything we can use to hold  and display the pictures?

9)  The photo booth with Bill Riggs can be a lot of fun.  Someone will need to help with the printer, the costumes, helping with the posing, etc.    If this is where you want to be, indicate that when you respond.

Send your request to take part in this great and fun event to me ASAP

Please, no later than November 16 personally at [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This is where I sold MY 1st picture also. It was a 16x20 of a squirrel. Perhaps the same person will come back and buy my frog, LOL.

    November 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Have we decided how many framed pictures we can have on the table?

      1 · November 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    When will we be able to set up?

    November 12, 2012

    • Carol T

      I don't have that confirmation yet. Probably the night before (Thursday night...December 6...but don't hold me to that until I get that confirmed.) We will be limiting everything this year too. Our deadline is by Friday, Nov. 16. By then I will know exactly how many will be taking part and can give you a better idea early next week.

      November 12, 2012

    • Carol T

      Set up will be on Friday (Dec 7) from 1 pm on. Doors open at 5 pm. AND, if we must...arrangements can be made on Thursday...but not to interfere with some of the church activities that take place around 7 pm. Let me now if Friday will not work. We need to make our schedule work around theirs, not the other way around.

      November 16, 2012

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