Old-Fashioned Christmas 2018





Old-Fashioned Christmas 2017






The annual Old-Fashioned Christmas was held in the  one-room Bull Run Schoolhouse on December 10, 2017 at two o'clock in the afternoon.  


This year everyone was welcomed by a Christmas tree theme for the gathering.  





Attendees and members enjoyed refreshments of homemade cookies and snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and holiday punch.




Knock, knock.  

Who's there? 


Santa who? 

Santa Claus.


Santa was summoned when some of the children  pulled on the rope to ring the school bell.




The Daisy and Brownie troops from the Sugar Valley area sang two Christmas songs for the audience.




Christmas song books were distributed.  Vonnie Mark played the piano.  She is pictured here with Santa.  The audience enjoyed singing: 


               O Christmas Tree,

               Up On The Housetop,

               Away In A Manager,

               Jingle Bells,   

               and Silent Night


throughout the program.







Memories and traditional stories were told.






Sugar Valley Historical Society Vice-President Anthony Rishel read a favorite story:  The Night Before Christmas to the young and old.





At the end of the program, the children lined up to visit with Santa and receive a tree gift bag full of candy and a tree craft.










Even Sugar Valley Historical Society President Grady Leiter sat on Santa's lap and told him what he wanted for Christmas.








The adults were invited to pick a homemade cinnamon tree ornament from the Christmas tree.


Happy Holidays!




Dedicated to the preservation of historical significance of Sugar Valley and the central Pennsylvania area.