The Home for the Holidays celebration, which began on Sun., Nov. 20 and will continue through December, has been the traditional start of the holiday season for Warwick merchants and eateries. The event, which emphasizes shopping and eating locally, is sponsored by the Warwick Valley Merchants Guild. Mary Beth Schlichting, the co-owner of Frazzzleberries and Debbie Iurato, the co-owner of Peck’s Wine and Spirits, coordinated the event this year.
The Merchants Guild sponsors horse drawn wagon rides, starting at Railroad Ave. Members of the Warwick Valley Chorale strolled around the Village offering holiday music to entertain shoppers. The Angel Tree, found on Main St., gives shoppers an opportunity to provide gifts for less fortunate children in the community. Gifts or monetary donations can be dropped off at Track 7 Postal Center, located at 3 Forester Ave. In addition to all this, many businesses offer light refreshments for shoppers.
To read the full story, written by Lon Tytell, pick up a copy of the Nov. 23 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch which is available on newsstands at the following locations: Florida – Quick Chek, Kwik Mart, Florida Bakery & Deli, Michael’s Wall of Discounts; Greenwood Lake – Kwik Mart, Cumberland Farms; and Warwick – Edenville Deli, CJ’s Country Market, Quaker Creek Store, Akin’s Pharmacy, Henry’s Deli, Kwik Mart, Larry’s Deli, Price Chopper, ShopRite, and Sunoco.
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