GENEVA TRAILS: Get involved in holiday events around our community
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Christmas is less than three short weeks away and Geneva is hosting some great traditions both old and new leading up to the holidays.

This weekend of course is the 9th Annual Geneva Community Yard/Craft Sale at the Community Center, which should be our best ever.

Between everyone cleaning out the clutter in their cupboards and closets and all of us looking for bargains and savings it is the perfect place to find both. If you missed the Geneva Artisan and Craft fair last weekend you really missed a great time to appreciate the talent we have in the Geneva area. Unique jewelry, stained glass, woodworking, ornaments, paintings, gift baskets and much more were all on display and for sale. The kids really enjoyed Santa.

It was a wonderful family event, the weather was glorious and how everyone enjoyed seeing Santa arrive on our proud Geneva sleigh, courtesy of Seminole County Fire Engine #42. Remember every Saturday is the weekly volunteer work session from 9 a.m. to noon at the Historic Geneva Schoolhouse. All you need to do is show up with your neighbors, family, friends or by yourself and say: “Give me work.” Chris Stapleton will find you a task that suits your likes and abilities.

Hopefully after attending the community presentation last Tuesday night you are motivated to help out. If this weekend doesn’t fit in your schedule stop by any Tuesday night between 7 and 9 p.m. to be involved in the planning meetings.

Don’t miss the Electric Equestrian Christmas Parade & Contest on Dec. 19 at Focal Point Nursery at the intersection of County Road 426 and State Road 46.

Participants can enter the Best Dressed, Lighted Animal or Most Comedic Animal categories with prizes awarded by our local Geneva businesses. More than 30 horses will be accepted in the parade, which will begin around 6:30 p.m. The parade will occur within the six acre Garden Center. I’m so excited to see this, it should be wonderful. Call 407-349-2200 or e-mail focalretail@focalpointlandscape.com for more information.

Like to sing? Join the group for Christmas caroling on Dec. 23 starting at the Geneva Methodist Church at 6 p.m. The singing hayride goes through downtown Geneva spreading joy to the village throughout the evening.

Hungry from shopping? Stop by the Eagle Scout Spaghetti Dinner on Dec. 10 at the Community Center. It will be serving dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Scouts will be collecting donations to help raise money for Jesse Sharifsky’s Eagle Scout Project. Baked goods will also be for sale.

The Geneva Historical and Genealogical Society will also be selling books, T-shirts, notecards, wood toys, historic prints and more at the Geneva Post Office on Saturdays from Dec. 12 to 19.

Finally the year rounds out and kicks off 2010 with a wonderful New Year's Eve Party at the Historic Geneva School/Rural Heritage Center. This will be a country New Year’s Eve – family style from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music and dancing with the Jackson Creek String Band, refreshments, games and activities including square dance demonstrations and a silent auction to support the Rural Heritage Center. Tickets and information are available at Focal Point Nursery and early registration and membership discounts are available before Dec 16. The pricing is $14 for adults and $10 for all children under 16 in the same family. See www.genevaschoolhouse.org for more details.