Saturday craft boutique will help fight crime
Circling the Square
By Ceci Clover, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Date: November 28, 2012
This Saturday holds many charms. The first is Dave Coyle was born on it. Happy birthday, Dave!
Second is red meat will once again pass my lips, in the form of venison osso buco at the News and Guide’s holiday party. Here’s to that moment on the lips.
The venison moment will only be made more perfect if it is preceded by a moment on the lips of some Wyoming Whiskey, purported to be on retailers’ shelves that day (and hopefully in the Snake River Grill’s bar).
Wyoming and the bourbon world are atwitter with expectation of the Wyoming-wide availability of this long-awaited liquid anomaly.
“The first truckload of Wyoming Whiskey just left Kirby headed to Cheyenne: 18 pallets, 2,160 cases, 12,960 bottles,” master distiller Steve Nally posted Nov. 19 on the Wyoming Whiskey Facebook page.
Dana Lankford summed it up with this post: “In a local store ... sits a legal pad ... with six pages, single-spaced, with names of people waiting for Wyoming Whiskey. No pressure! Good luck!”
After you get your bottle of Wyoming Whiskey, you should swagger on over to the Country Christmas Market Place, which will be held in the Teton County Fair Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fundraising craft boutique is sponsored by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office for the benefit of its crime prevention department.
Awesome vendors you will find there include Lois Litzelman with her very yummy baked goods, jams and jellies, and Pat Goe and Gary Ash with their cowboy boot birdhouses, bird feeders and piggy banks, as well as Pat’s hand-stitched dish towels. Debbi Blair of Bunnies, Bears & Such will be there with lots of new snowmen and ornaments, Raggedy Ann dolls, angels, nap time blankets, kids carryall bags and several new quilts. You’ll also find Lester Blair’s funny “MAC” T-shirts, Kacy Steglish’s beautiful glass jewelry and funky art deco yard art, and Michelle and Jason Blair’s etched glass dishes, coffee mugs, beer mugs, flower vases, etc. Kay Saxton will show wreaths, scarves, shadowboxes and fun Christmas decorations. Colter Watsabaugh will be showing off his horseshoe art, and Alicia Hanck will be featuring her pottery. Marcella Gonzolas will be presenting her “little girly stuff.” Amy Collett’s photography, Anna Griffel’s scroll work and crocheted dish towels and Lisa Potzernitz’s jewelry will be for sale. Patty Hatfield will be offering her art from recycled items, and wind chimes, and Lisa McMillan will be there with jewelry and V-3 supplements. Meghan Kussy will be selling Avon.
Tracy Trefren will have her paintbrushes out doing face painting and also will be selling her jewelry and home decor items. Kim Gregg will be selling wooden cutting boards and coat racks.
A couple of booth spaces are available. Call Debbi Blair, who should have returned by then from spending Thanksgiving in Kemmerer with former valley resident Claudette Blair Higgins and taking her youngest grandson, Zak Blair, to Salt Lake to see the lights at Temple Square. Her number is 307-733-9081.
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and the Wort Hotel invite you to their Annual Olde Tyme Christmas and Winter Celebration. A part of the Wort’s “Twelve Days of Christmas,” the fun begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Jackson Room. Local storytellers and musicians will regale the audience with great stories and heartfelt tunes reflecting the season. Hot beverages and cookies will be provided by the hotel.
Storytellers include longtime residents Jim Sullivan and Gene Linn. Jim has worked at Snow King for 39 years. He began teaching skiing under Bill Briggs in 1973. He will speak about the international ski teams that came to Jackson between 1995 and 2004. Gene and his family own and manage the Linn Canyon Ranch in the Victor, Idaho, area. He’s made it his business for decades to tell stories and share music around the campfire.
Musicians performing during the popular evening include Byron Tomingas and Marco Soliz, Gene Linn and the O’Connor family. Byron and Marco, both professional guitarists who play at various venues in and around Jackson Hole, will be teaming up during the program to regal the audience with beautiful music. The O’Connor family includes Jesse and Karen and their two children. Three members of the family sing in the Jackson Hole Chorale.
The program is free for museum members, $5 for others. Memberships can be purchased at the door.
Ceci Clover writes weekly on the doings and doers in and around Jackson Hole. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 307-733-8348.