Today my parents celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary. (Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad, Dad and Mom!) One of the things my parents like to do this time of year in celebration of their anniversary and the Advent is to attend the annual holiday party at The Artisan Village at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Maryland.
‘Christmas in the Village’ is a time of celebration that showcases the region’s arts and heritage. Resident artisans and guest artists demonstrate their skills and sell their crafts, such as pottery, ironworks and jewelry, in historic cabins decorated with greenery and lights. Hundreds of candles line the paths of the Village; and if the weather is just right, snow touches the ground. It did just that in 2005: