Christmas in the Village back for 2017 - Looking for Vendors

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The Jefferson Arts Committee will coordinate the 12th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm in the vicinity of the Jefferson Township Museum on Dover-Milton Road in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township. Reservations for home based business vendors (i.e., Avon, Tupperware, etc.) and higher-end handcrafters who wish to participate in “The Village Marketplace” in the historic Village of Milton are now being accepted.

A limited number of vendor spaces approximately 10’ wide by 8’ deep can be reserved for $25 each and will be located in the Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road. The area is a heated, secure indoor location with convenient free parking and easy access.  Setup will begin at 8 am with breakdown immediately after the event.  The Jefferson Arts Committee will provide each vendor with one table and chair.  If you should require electric, we will do our best to accommodate you but you will need to provide your own extension cords.

Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and no duplicate specific home business vendors will be allowed (call 973-697-3828 if interested before submitting your paperwork) and care will be taken to not totally duplicate craft vendors where possible, especially in the line of jewelry. Vendors submitting an application for the first time are asked to submit a photo of the merchandise that they wish to sell or provide a website for review by the Jefferson Arts Committee.  If you were a vendor at this event in December of 2016 and intend to sell the same items, photos are not required.

Registration forms can be found at www.jeffersonarts.org under “Registration Forms” in the upper right-hand corner of any page.

The Jefferson Arts Committee is scheduling live entertainment in the firehouse to assist in attracting the public to come in and shop during and between performances; and the Fire Company No. 1’s Ladies Auxiliary will open their kitchen and serve lunch, snacks, and refreshments.  In addition, the JAC will conduct a 50/50 raffle.

Live entertainment and food offerings are also expected to be scheduled at other venues in the area including but not limited to St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, the Jefferson Township Museum, and the Milton United Methodist Church – all located within walking distance of each other.  Other sites involved will include the Milton First Aid Squad building, the Jefferson Senior Center, and American Legion Post #423.  As detailed information becomes available, it will be posted on the JAC website at www.jeffersonarts.org and posted on the Jefferson Arts Committee’s and the Township of Jefferson’s Facebook pages.  Questions or comments, email artscommittee@jeffersonarts.org or call 973-697-3828 for information. -

 

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