Thank you for the 2016 Stocking Stuffer!

 It is with loud cheers that we thank all who contributed to the 14th Annual Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art and fine Craft Sale to make it the most successful yet!

Special thanks to our 2016 sponsors for their generous support:

Mimi Barash Coppersmith for her personal sponsorship of this year’s event. Mimi has been a long-time member and supporter of CCHS, and we deeply appreciate this contribution.

House Wire, Inc. for their corporate support of the 2016 Stocking Stuffer.

 Many thanks floral designers Avant Garden, Daniel Vaughn Designs and Woodring Floral for decking the Mansion’s halls with yet another year of stunning donated holiday finery. And thank you to Tait Farm Trees for donations of trees and the Centre Furnace Gardeners for their donations and time contribution in beautifully decorating the exterior of the Mansion. Do make time to visit the Mansion before Christmas to take in the balsam fir scented decorations; they will be on display until Christmas.

The Stocking Stuffer is the Centre County Historical Society’s largest fundraiser made possible by the many, many business contributors, CCHS members and volunteers who contribute time, supplies and amazing talents, and gifted artists, antique dealers and crafters who participate. As the event has grown, so too has this grand effort that has made the event a traditional community entrée to the holiday season. Your support helps to keep history programming and initiatives alive at the Centre Furnace Mansion and the Boogersburg Schoolhouse and beyond.

Special thanks to our gifted volunteer Stocking Stuffer Co-coordinators, along with Johanna Sedgwick, CCHS marketing and events coordinator, who had their hands in everything from months of meticulous planning, creating awesome offerings to sell, working with our vendors and managing an inventory check-in / check-out system to make the event go smoothly:

Cathy Horner, Event Co-coordinator
Deb McManus, Event Co-coordinator
Becky Dreese, Inventory-Sales Coordinator

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Our special thanks to the restaurants, organizations and individuals that contribute both through contributions, in-kind food and other contributions to the Stocking Stuffer and Preview Party:


Pam & Chris Calkins
Centre County Genealogical Society
CFM Docents
CFM Gardeners
Carol & Steven Gentry
Judy Heberling & Michael Husband
David Lembeck
Penn State OPP Landscape
Holly Foy & Ancient Echos
TJ Maxx


Blue Mountain Quality Resources: Lisa Bowman, Kieth Wekke
Harris Township Lion’s Club: Chuck Allen, Jim Ceriani, Dave Chisnell, Frank Forni, Pete High, Rich Hirsch, Harvey Manbeck, Bud Morgan, Will Nuss, Pete Schempf
Penn State Alpha Phi Omega: Kira Vander Lippe, Phil Badman, Alana, Greg, Amanda
State College Sunrise Rotary Club: Pam Ferguson

Our top hats are off to the 2016 Stocking Stuffer committee along with members and volunteers and for their passion, hundreds of hours of time, organization and many generous donations to ensure the success of the Stocking Stuffer. We could not do this without you.
CCHS relies on business and individual supporters, its loyal membership, fundraisers, and literally thousands of hours of volunteer time that are generously given each year. It is a critical component to our operation.

There are not enough ways to say thank you.

May your Holidays and New Year bring you peace and many joys!

Mary Sorensen ~ Executive Director
Katie O’Toole ~ President CCHS

CCHS Staff
Johanna Sedgwick ~ Marketing and Events Coordinator
Christine Tate ~ Administrative Assistant

Centre County Historical Society Volunteers and Contributors:

Stocking Stuffer Coordinators
Cathy Horner, Event Co-Coordinator
Deb McManus, Event Co-Coordinator
Becky Dreese, Event Inventory Coordinator

Stocking Stuffer Committee Members
Jill Aller
Joni Arrington
Susan Bowser
Pam Calkins
Taylor Lynch
Ann Moellenbrock
Lynn Royse
Linda Witmer
Betsy Taylor
Linda Wallace
Marsha Ann Tate

Stocking Stuffer Volunteers:
Davies Bahr
Hilary Barlow
Connie Cousins
Joyce Christini
Ed DeBrasky
Edna Dombrowsky
Bob Donaldson
Samantha Donnelly
Elizabeth Dutton
Susan Evans
Linda Forrest
Katie Frieden
Marshall Garrett
Carol and Steve Gentry
Rita Graef
Barbara and Chenzie Grignano
Susan Hanna
Karen Hazel
Teh’lyn Haufler

Judy Heberling
Amy Hileman
Jeanne Homan
Michael Husband
Chris Igo
Fran Jones
Barb Kasales
Silvi Lawrence
Beverly Lipski
Bethany Marshall
Linda Marshall
Jo Merrell
Ruth Merritt
Judy Minor
Gloria Nieweg
Alison Norris
Fran Nufer
Katie O’Toole
Olivia Perdew
Carol Phillips
Sharon Phillips
Sharon Pishak

Greg Pizzano
Deborah Raykovitz
Dolores Simpson Rose
Krystal Rutter
Paul Scanlon
Vinnie Scanlon
Joy Schon
Brian Sedgwick
Leslie Shelleman
Chris Sorensen
Peter Sorensen
Vicki Spadaccio
Judy Speedy
Bobby Stiklus
Dee and Lee Stout
Suzanne Thompson
Floyd Todd
Kira Vander Lippe
Bonnie Walter
Donna Weldon-Shaak
Nancy Wolf
John Ziegler

This year, we had 56 participating vendors, offering to the public a wonderful selection of fine quality arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles and so much more. We want to recognize and thank you also for your contributions of time and talents and support of CCHS through your participation. Thank you for another successful sale!

Jabebo Earrings
Mary Addis
Flotsam & Jetson Jewelry
Jen Barger Photography
paperplanet / enchantedplanet
SB Felt
Happy Valley Beer Bread
James F. Byrnes Blown Glass
Pam Calkins Fairies
Chocolates by Leopold
Deck the Halls
Whitetail Lane Farm
Lucyd Gluten Free
Sassy Glass by Suzy
Meli Diamanti
Connie DiNunzio Antiques & Collectibles

Lama Mama Creations
Contempo Jewelry – Reconstruct
Me Kim Design Studio
Marianne Fyda’s Studio
Katie Rae Designs
Jeanne Homan
Jerry Jackson
PDQ Art – Painting, Drawing, Quilling
Laureate Studio
Burn Barrel Woodcraft
Diane Maurer
Centpenn Collectibles
James Pass
Village Eatinghouse Kitchen Sauces
The Piper’s Peck
Irish Hollow Patchworks

Penn State University Press
Easily Distracted Designs
Leslie Shelleman Watercolors
C S Stangel Pottery
Ivy Reed
Victorian Enterprise
Ties to Nature
The Felted Tree & Fairy Garden
Peaceful Pleasures
Cooke Tavern Soups
Simply d’Bloom
Kim’s Fangles and Dangles
Mae’s Jewels
Ann & George Moellenbrock
Second Season Mittens
Scott Dennison
Boalsburg Heritage Museum