Submitted by Marji Graf Executive Director, Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
The month of December is a busy time in the Okemo Valley.
You can take Scottish Dance classes at MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub in Chester on Tuesday nights, sing and play at open mic nights at Curtis' All American Restaurant on Wednesday nights or have dessert and listen to Spencer Lewis at the Gill Home in Ludlow.
The weekend offers so many great things to do, it will be hard to decide. On Dec. 12, Chester hosts their Overture to Christmas from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Dec. 9 we are having our Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at the Gill Home in Ludlow. All are welcome. Our guest speakers are Secretary of State Deb Markowitz, Linda Rossi from SBDC and Darcy Carter from the SBA. Learn what resources are available for small businesses. You must call the Chamber office to rsvp.
During the Holiday Season, several area businesses have band together to raise funds for two local food banks; Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow and the Chester Food Bank.
Twelve local businesses have chosen to "almost" bare all, to bring food and heat to their neighbors who may have to go without this winter. With an exclusive printing of "The Men of the Okemo Valley 2010 Calendar", the Chamber of Commerce hopes to raise money for these area food banks and other projects throughout the year to promote our Okemo Valley.
Calendars will be available for $20 on Dec. 9 after the annual meeting and Dec. 10 at the following businesses and the Chamber office: Northern Ski Works, Timber Inn Motel, The Killarney, CZ Construction Management, MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub, Lisai's Chester Market, Inc., Pleasant Valley Foods, Cool Moose Caf , Hunter Lea Gallery and Frame Shop, Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern, Misty Valley Books and Blue Sky Trading Company.
December 11 and 12 Black River Academy Museum presents the 9th Annual Open House and Play "Motley Tales" 6 p.m. in Ludlow.
December 12 the Mount Holly Elementary School has a Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site has an open house in Plymouth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On December 16 we will have our Chamber Holiday Party and "Okemo Valley Calendar Men" Reveal from 6-8 p.m. at the Cool Moose Caf in Ludlow. Get autographs and Vote for your favorite month, cutest, bravest, funniest, most courageous, etc.
Cool Moose treats and cash bar. Come enjoy a fun evening.
Please check out Chamber website for all events happening in the Okemo Valley www.yourplaceinvermont.com or call 228-5830.