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Bushy Run Battlefield schedules children's Christmas party, holiday sale

Shirley McMarlin
| Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
A historically inspired whirligig toy is among stocking stuffers offered in the Edge Hill Shop at Bushy Run Battlefield in Penn Township.
A historically inspired whirligig toy is among stocking stuffers offered in the Edge Hill Shop at Bushy Run Battlefield in Penn Township.

These special holiday events are scheduled at Bushy Run Battlefield, off Route 993 in Penn Township:

Second annual Colonial Christmas party for children ages 4-12, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 9

Attendees will make pine cone ornaments, string popcorn and cranberry garlands, learn a colonial dance and decorate a live Christmas tree, which will be planted on site afterward. A snack will be provided.

Preregistration is required at 724-744-4193 or

Christmas sale, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10 in the battlefield's Edge Hill Shop.

Featured merchandise will include historically inspired toys, along with tricorn hats and mob caps.

Items with the Bushy Run logo include adult-size T-shirts, sweat shirts and ball caps, along with Westerwald Pottery crocks and mugs. Matted or framed historical art prints in various sizes by Robert Griffing also are available.

The Stone Room will feature handmade tin objects by Tin Man Roy; lavender sachets, sage sticks, salves and herbal teas by Hedgewitch Apothecary; live wreaths, swags and decorative greens by Jennie Lynn Floral of Harrison City; and custom reenactment clothing for children and adults by Penny River Custom Costume Co.

Wines from Bushy Run Winery and sweet treats also will be available.

Music is planned and wassail and biscuits will be offered to visitors.

Details: 724-527-5584 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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