Monday, October 16, 2017

Help wanted.

The elves have been busy getting ready for your trip to Ashley on the North Pole Express.  They've sewed, painted, built things, moved things around and added new experiences just for you to enjoy.  We hope you'll come and enter our magical Christmas town.  Enjoy entertainment, food, shops and much more.  And of course Santa will be there so the children can visit him and give him their wish list.  After that they can visit Santa's workshop and make a toy to take home. 
This all takes a lot of work from many volunteers.  If you would like to be involved we've got lots of opportunities.  Every Thurs. we meet for a work day.  Everyone is welcome.  Meet at the Community Center at 9:00 and find out what we'll be working on that day. 
We also have many volunteer positions to be filled during the Country Christmas.  If you're interested in helping then please contact Connie Andersen for more information.  989-620-5088.
Hope to see you all at the Country Christmas. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Can you believe it's the middle of August already?  We've been having meetings and getting our ideas down on paper and it's time to start working.  We always need volunteers so if you're interested in helping in any way please watch our facebook page for information about work bees and other volunteer opportunities.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you when Santa comes into town on the North Pole Express.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A few last photo's of our last weekend of 2016.  It was a wonderful year.  For the most part the weather co-operated and we had snow.  The Village of Ashley loves to welcome so many people to our little village.  We love meeting so many people from all over the world.  We hope you had a wonderful time and that you'll come back again. 

Mrs. Claus saying Goodby to the North Pole Express.  

Santa got to ride the North Pole Express back to Owosso.  If you look at the window way to the left you can see Santa's hand waving.  

Monday, December 12, 2016

4th weekend of 2016

The fourth weekend of 2016 finally brought us the snow that we wanted.  It really feels like Christmas now.  

On Sat. it was snowing when the train came into town but then it cleared off and was a bright, sun shiny day. 

Mrs. Claus was busy on Sat. so she got this little toy soldier to be her stand in.  And of course, Mom came along. 

A little street entertainment.  

Have you ever thought about how many thousands of pictures have been taken of the 1225?

If you want a picture taken by the train we have volunteers to help you. 

Another one of our picture taking volunteers. 

Come and put a bell on our Believe Tree. 

watching candy canes being made.  The picture was taken through plastic so it's not very clear.  

Tim Salisbury jumping rope on a pogo stick. 

On Sunday it snowed all day.  It was beautiful but very wet. 

Tim uses anything to juggle with.  Even little children. 

juggling while hula hooping and balancing on the log. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Three weekends are done.  It doesn't seem possible because it's flown by so fast.  We had good weather this weekend and a lot of people came out to see the North Pole Express. 

There's almost always people waiting at the crossings to wave at the train as it goes by. 

The elves this weekend had a cute routine they performed for the crowd. 

Juggler Tim Salisbury with a willing helper. 

Kids crafts in the Emporium. 

Sometimes the whole family wants their picture taken with Santa. 

Kids, don't try this at home. 

Something new this year is the vintage photo booth where you can put on old clothes and get your picture taken. 

Sometime's people don't want their picture taken with Santa. 

Swing dancers from Alma College. 

Our mayor on Sunday, Dale Yelsik

The swing dancers tried to get everyone to participate.