This year, Easton Main Street Initiative has a way for you to get a jump on holiday shopping. EMSI will be releasing its 2017 Christmas ornament early this year. Sales will kick off at Garlic Fest, Oct. 7-8, 2017.
The 2017 ornament will feature a scene from the Easton Farmers’ Market. It’s the fourth in a series of keepsake ornaments that depict historical scenes and places around Downtown Easton. Previous ornaments have included the Peace Candle, the Easton Bugler and the Free Bridge.
“I think these Easton Farmers’ Market ornaments will be a good fit for anyone on your list with an interest in food, history or a tie to Easton,” says Megan McBride, Easton’s market district director. For the first time, the ornaments will be available as a commemorative package set, or as stand-alone pieces.
Ornaments cost $20 each, or $75 for the set. Sales benefit the Easton Main Street Initiative, a nonprofit organization that’s part of the Greater Easton Development Partnership. Proceeds from the ornament sales are earmarked for the annual Holiday Open House & Peace Candle Lighting, scheduled for Nov. 25. “For loved ones who have moved, or can’t be home for the holidays, these ornaments provide a little piece of home,” says Kim Kmetz, manager of Easton Main Street Initiative. “Each ornament captures a scene or a part of Easton that makes our city unique. This year, we’re highlighting the country’s longest-running outdoor farmers’ market, and we hope it finds a spot on your tree.”
Ornaments can be purchased at the EMSI tent at Garlic Fest (Oct. 7-8) or throughout the holiday season at seven locations in the city:
- Easton Main Street Initiative office, 35 S. Third St.
- Easton Farmers’ Market, Centre Square (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays through December)
- Highmark Farmstand at Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St.
- Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St.
- Lille Syster, 140 Northampton St.
- Colonial Pizza & Spaghetti House, 136 Spring Garden St.
- 2nd Base Vintage, 432 Northampton St.
Or, if you’re short on time, order an ornament online at EastonMainStreet.org and have it shipped right to its destination.
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