DANSVILLE — There is a certain hometown feel to the local gift shop in the historic downtown district. 

 

Susan DeMuth, Dogwood Trading Co. owner, has several new things in time for Christmas shoppers to enjoy.

 

“We have a lot of local made ornaments. We have a big order of Melissa and Doug toys and new children’s books,” she said. “I have made some new gloves and socks for children and adults.”

 

The Nunda Church Bazaar has influenced the new ornaments and jewelry. There is brand new Vera Bradley ready for the holiday season.

 

“Everyone is into llamas and sloths now, so we have a lot of those kinds of gifts,” DeMuth said. “We have an Alex and Ani Christmas supply. There are new puzzles and handmade cards available as well.”

 

You can get local made food items such as fresh roast coffee, special teas, homemade soups, and Sheppard Maple and Honey.

 

There will be a wreath demonstration and honey tasting on Winter in the Village. Bug-N-Boo Jaeger Honey Bee Apiary will be there for the honey tasting.

 

DeMuth has always been a strong supporter of local businesses, and has opened the doors to her store to many over the years.

 

“We love to offer that special touch for the holiday,” she said. “We will offer 20 percent off storewide for Winter in the Village. We do gift wrapping with a bow for Christmas gifts purchased here.”

 

For over two decades DeMuth has spearheaded the Winter in the Village. It is one thing she looks forward to every year.

 

“We will bring back the live ice carving demo at 5:15 p.m. for Winter in the Village. People really loved that last year,” she said. “There will be six ice sculptures on Main Street. Kurt Lohrmann has done all the lights on the poles this year. Katrina Macaluso is doing a live nativity at St. Peters Episcopal Church this year. Kaylee Lohrmann is doing a ugly sweater dog parade this year. The Santa Claus Parade will have the ambulance this year as well.”

 

Winter in the Village always promises to be a good time for the community to gather. Events go on throughout the area starting with Jingle Bell 5K at the Community Center at 8 a.m. There is an arts and crafts show at town hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Genesee Community College has crafts and goodies from 9 a.. To 5 p.m. Fill The Bus will be at Dollar General.

 

Santa Claus will be at Dansville ArtWorks from noon until 3:30 p.m. The Santa Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. Fantasy of Lights is at 5 p.m. at Church Park. Wine and Spirits Walk starts at 126 Main Street at 5 p.m. Kurt Lohrmann will demonstrate the Holiday Light Show by STL Productions from 5 to 9 p.m. with the top of town hall and light poles on Main Street.

 

Dogwood Trading Company is located at 176 Main Street. They are open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information go to http://www.dogwoodtrading.com