Sunday, December 03, 2000

Pioneer days at Gov. Bebb preserve




By Jenny Callison
Enquirer Contributor

        MORGAN TOWNSHIP — In the pioneer village at Governor Bebb Preserve, the sound of an anvil rings in the holidays during the park's “Christmas in the Village” this weekend.

[photo] Bonny Seegmueller makes decorations for the Bebb Cabin.
(Mike Snyder photo)
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        Simple settlement festivities gave pioneers a welcome break from the difficulties of daily life, said Bonny Seegmueller, naturalist with MetroParks of Butler County.

        Ms. Seegmueller and volunteers spruced up the cabins using greenery, berries and other plant materials from the preserve.

        Fires will blaze in cabin fireplaces. Costumed re-enactors will offer hot drinks and samples of frontier delicacies. Father Christmas, part of German and Dutch immigrants' festivities, will listen to children's Christmas wishes.

IF YOU GO
    • What: 21st annual Christmas in the Village.
    • When: 4 to 8 p.m today.     • Where: Governor Bebb Preserve, off Ohio 126.
    • Admission: $2 general admission; $1 ages 6 to 11 and senior citizens.
    • Information: 867-5835.

        New this year is a Holiday Walk along the preserve's Serenity Trail. MetroParks staffer Rhonda Smith helped create the lighted pathway and seasonal scenes.

       



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