WAYLAND — The weather outside is frightful, but the community is so delightful.
Christmas in Wayland was a hit despite the frigid cold on Dec. 7.
Wayland Historical Society and Wayland American Legion had a great turnout of vendors and customers alike.
All Western Evergreen Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm owner Katherine Humphrey said that there are some new items this month.
Humphrey is making mailbox huggies, baskets, Western Red Cedar Wreaths, Kissing Balls, and Garlands.
Humphrey said they can make these items out of Korean, Nordmann, Fraser, Con Color, and White Fur.
Trees for Troops always gets seven trees from All Western Evergreen Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm.
“The trees all stay in our state,” she said. “They go to the military stationed at Fort Drum or somewhere else in our state. I have done this for 13 years. The Springwater American Legion helps us out a lot. They prefer using our farm, because we are a Fur farm.”
Humphrey gives trees away to churches every year; such as Webster Crossing United Methodist, Conesus United Methodist, and Groveland Federated Church.
There are some teenagers that help out at the Christmas Tree Farm; Nathan Gibson, Jesse Cronk, Jasmine Lang, Alexander Sanders, and Jordyn Quackenbusch.
“I like Christmas in Wayland, because I see everyone I know,” Humphrey said. “ It is so much fun to visit with them. I love to support my communities like Dansville, Wayland and Springwater.”
Wayland Free Library Director Jen Farr, Kay Thomas, and Brenda Shields were at the table for their Support the Troops campaign.
“We wanted to give back to the community,” she said. “Who better to give back to then the ones who are serving our country.”
The ornaments were made at the library and brought to Christmas in Wayland to be signed for the local troops.
Farr said Christmas in Wayland is a beautiful festival she looks forward to every year.
“I love to be in the beautiful Wayland Historical Society,” she said. “This speaks well to the testimony of our community, and all the hard work that goes into it.”
Dale Heintz of Cabin Creek Creations makes one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. She just started selling them this year.
“This gives me something to do,” she said. “I had cancer in the back of my tongue, and they took my tongue out. I can’t work anymore.”
Heintz said crafts like this is something she always liked to do.
“People like to buy a bunch at a time from me,” she said. “I have them at Sammy’s in Springwater too. I really enjoy doing this.”
Wayland-Cohocton children did the Christmas Carols at Quinlans and Wayland Mayor Mike Parks lit the Christmas Tree. Jody Tonkery was our beloved Santa Claus.