Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving my mom, Eli and I have a tradition of taking part in "Christmastime in Loganville." For 25 years, this little town has been opening its' community for holiday merriment. The churches, fire company, state representative and several businesses open their doors for refreshments, tours and shopping for the holidays. (By the way, the beautiful church below has been a congregation since 1752!)
At the state representative's office, we enjoy the complimentary homemade candies and cookies that his employees and family have made and view a model railroad display. At one of the churches is a book sale put on by the local library - I found the old movie "Christmas in Connecticut" there today! At another church we enjoyed a lunch of vegetable crab soup and sandwiches. For dessert Mom bought a bag of Peppermint Shortbread cookies. At yet another I bought a bag of S'more Mix - Golden Graham cereal mixed with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Eli visited their Secret Santa Shop for my Christmas gift - he was very proud of himself for planning ahead and bringing his money along. I especially enjoyed the tour we took of a church that made its' own stained glass windows. The windows are beautiful and even more precious because the people themselves made them.
I LOVE this tradition!!