Christmas in the olden days was when the community came to came together to celebrate Christmas. It was a wonderful time when the children would present a program, story telling and a gift of a orange and a candy cane was given to each child.
Semmes old Fashioned Christmas was December 3, 2021 at Heritage Park. In the cabin there was a cedar Christmas tree that had been cut down in the woods. It was decorated with handmade ornaments, icicles and a star. The cabin was lit by oil lamps and a docent shared life of yesteryear.
Under the stars in the gazebo, Allen Town Elementary School choir provided entertainment for all. The Camellia maids were introduced.
Story time took place in the chapel and at the end of the story each child was given a penny to spend in the country store. In exchange for the penny each child was given an orange and a candy cane.
In the schoolhouse lit by oil lamps were delicious homemade cookies and apple cider simmering on the school wood burning stove to be enjoyed by all.
Preserving our History