TAGALONG ON OUR HOLIDAY TAPESTRY OF TREASURES
HISTORY, NATIVITIES, POTTERY
MENTOR AND WILLOUGHBY, OHIO
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2019

Who wants to keep the holiday celebrations going on for a little while longer?  We do!  Even though New Year's Eve is tomorrow, we decided we wanted to keep the celebration going for one more day before we bring 2019 to an end.  

The JAMES A. GARFIELD HISTORIC SITE located in Mentor, Ohio and also known as LAWNFIELD was the home of our 20th President.  The home will be decorated for the holidays as it would have been when the President and his family lived there, circa 1880's.  Great pains are taken to see that the decorating is historically accurate to the period, which certainly offers us a view into what the holidays were like at that time.  Garfield's presidency was very short-lived as he was assassinated less than five months into his term, but his legacy as one of the eight President's from Ohio lives on and certainly gives us reason to celebrate.

SKYE BISTRO also located in Mentor plays host to our lunch today.  The lunch buffet menu includes Skye greens, rolls and butter, chicken marsala, grilled pork medallions, parsley and butter red skins potato, wild rice, green beans, assorted dessert tray and beverage.

The nationally acclaimed nativity exhibit featuring approximately 1000 nativity scenes from around the world, with over 100,000 lights will be on display at the HISTORIC KIRTLAND NATIVITY EXHIBIT.  Among hundreds of nativities loaned by area residents are representations from more than 30 countries - depicting how cultures around the globe celebrate Christmas.  The majority of the pieces are traditional and depict Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus surrounded by animals, the wise men and shepherds.

The day is not over yet!  Let's drop in for some holiday fun at the BUSY BEES POTTERY & ARTS STUDIO.   The studio offers groups time to create original pieces of art using a myriad of different mediums.  We will be making a special holiday craft to take home today. Choose between a festive wine glass or a snowflake mosaic. 

On Monday, December 30, 2019, we will depart via deluxe motorcoach from the parking lot behind the Duane Building on Black River Lane, Lorain, at 8:45 AM.  At 9:00 AM we will arrive and load at Sheffield Center on Rt. 254 (North Ridge Road), in the parking lot of the Buckeye Community Bank.  Please park at the southern-most end of the parking lot as close to North Ridge Road as possible.  Please do not park in front of the bank.  Our approximate arrival time home will be 5:00 PM at Sheffield Center and 5:15 PM to the parking lot behind the Duane Building on Black River Lane.

The cost, which includes transportation via deluxe motorcoach; all admissions; lunch at Skye Bistro; holiday craft at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio and tour escort from Footprint Tours, Inc. is:
Discount price - $99.00 p.p. on or before December 16, 2019
Full price - $104.00 p.p. after December 16, 2019
Make check or money order out to Footprint Tours, Inc. and mail along with reservation form to:  Footprint Tours, Inc., 401 Broadway Avenue Suite B, Lorain, Ohio 44052.
DEADLINE DATE:  December 16, 2019
CANCELLATION FEE:  Before Dec. 16: $10.00 will be retained; After Dec. 16: No Refund
For more information:  Phone (440) 244-5100
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