Tuesday, December 23, 2014

All train volunteers,

It's that time of year again.  Time to start getting ready for the Country Christmas.  We'll be meeting on Thurs in the village.  Check out the facebook page for more infomation.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last week we had a couple who chose to get married on the North Pole Express.  It's my understanding that the groom works for a railroad.  They had reserved one of the caboose's and had the wedding on their way to Ashley.  Our mayor, Bruce Andersen, called them up to Santa's platform and introduced them to the crowd. 

We had scrambled to gather up some gifts for the newlyweds and presented them to the couple. 

Santa had the whole crowd serenade them with "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" complete with a red nose for the groom. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last Saturday was our Princess Tea and Milk and Cookies with Santa.

Our Snow Queen and Elsa and Anna.  Thank you Megan Andrews, Cindy Hurst and Julie Pontack for your appearance.  We greatly appreciate it and you all looked so beautiful. 

Not everyone liked Santa. 

A couple of elves helped Santa out. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We love to shop and here's a couple more shops.  The candied nut shop also has lots of beautiful ornaments for sale. 

And at a nut shop we can buy delicious candied almonds and pecans. 

And it's great fun to watch them cook the nuts the old fashioned way in a kettle. And when you walk up to the shop the smell is wonderful. 

At the Czech bakery you can buy beautiful garnet jewelry. 

And of course the best thing in the bakery is the traditional Czech pastries.  They have samples and if you ask they'll tell you all about the pastries. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

We have Country Christmas souvenirs for sale at Souvenir Station inside The Emporium.  You need a wristband to enter The Emporium but you can go in free when the train is not in town.  Here's some of the logo items that we have for sale.  We also have tee shirts, sweat shirts, hats and scarves for sale. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

When you come to Ashley be sure to visit our shops.  Here's some pictures of the glass blowers and the beautiful ornaments that they have for sale. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tickets for the Princess Tea and the Cookies and Milk with Santa will still be available this weekend.  Stop into Penny Lane to pick some up.  Everyone person who attends must have a ticket.  Tickets are $10.00 apiece.  The tea and meeting Santa will take place on Dec. 13th at 2:00.  The Princess Tea will be held in the Frosted Forest at the Emporium and meeting Santa will be at the Community Center.

Sunday, November 30, 2014