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Middletown Transcript
  • Christmas returns to Odessa Dec. 1

  • The annual event, which is hosted by the Women's Club of Odessa, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 1 and continue throughout the day with fun and festivities for everyone.
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  • Christmas in Odessa is returning for its 48th year Dec. 1.
    The annual event, which is hosted by the Women's Club of Odessa, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 1 and continue throughout the day with fun and festivities for everyone.
    There will be crafts, fresh greens, food, treats, teas and antiques.
    Christmas décor and materials for greens demonstrations will also be on sale.
    Tickets will be $20 to tour the historic homes and buildings of Odessa, which will be pen until 7 p.m.
    Carolers will be strolling the streets and once the sun falls, the houses will be lit by candle, making for a magical day and evening.
    With construction on the Odessa Fire Hall still going on, some of the festivities have been moved to different areas in town.
    Crafts will be available at the Old Cantwell School on U.S. Route 13 on South 6th Street – just south of Main Street, fresh greens will be at the Fieldstone Stable behind 202 Main Street and luncheon treats will be at the St. Paul's Church on Main Street.
    Tea will be served and antiques will also be for sale at St. Paul's.
    Sales of Christmas décor and the materials for greens decorations, which will also be demonstrated in the Fieldstone Stable during the day, will benefit the Women's Club of Odessa.
    This year's holiday exhibit will feature the Historic Odessa Foundation's Corbit-Sharp House, which will be decorated based on author Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow fame.
    Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 through the month of November at Hatton's Jewelry Clock and repair on Main Street in Middletown between Thursday and Saturday or at the Historic Odessa Foundation at the Bank, located on 2nd and Main Streets in Odessa, Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Proceeds from the event will go towards five $2,000 scholarships and preservation of the Women's Club Building – Old St. Paul's in Odessa.
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