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
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:
Macneal Orchard & Sugarbush
Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery
Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel
Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Spat’s Café & Speakeasy
State College Diner
Suzie Wong’s Egg Rolls & More
Tait Farm Foods
Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar
Pam & Chris Calkins
Centre County Genealogical Society
Carol & Steven Gentry
Judy Heberling & Michael Husband
Penn State OPP Landscape
Holly Foy & Ancient Echos
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
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
Marsha Ann Tate
Stocking Stuffer Volunteers:
Carol and Steve Gentry
Barbara and Chenzie Grignano
Dolores Simpson Rose
Dee and Lee Stout
Kira Vander Lippe
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!
Flotsam & Jetson Jewelry
Jen Barger Photography
paperplanet / enchantedplanet
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
Connie DiNunzio Antiques & Collectibles
Lama Mama Creations
Contempo Jewelry – Reconstruct
Me Kim Design Studio
Marianne Fyda’s Studio
Katie Rae Designs
PDQ Art – Painting, Drawing, Quilling
Burn Barrel Woodcraft
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
Ties to Nature
The Felted Tree & Fairy Garden
Cooke Tavern Soups
Kim’s Fangles and Dangles
Ann & George Moellenbrock
Second Season Mittens
Boalsburg Heritage Museum