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12/5/2013 3:00:00 PM
PVFD Auxiliary Christmas sale is set
Find that ugly Christmas sweater
The Switzerland County Tourism staff encourages locals and visitors to begin their search for the "ultimate in ugly" - the most tacky and ugly Christmas sweater, that is.

Participants are invited to "don us now in bad apparel" for tourism's 'Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest'.

The event will be held at the Switzerland County Visitors Center during Vevay Main Street's "Deck the Walls" First Friday, which will be held tomorrow (Friday).

'First Friday' takes place from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Vevay.

New or used, sweaters can be purchased, handmade or altered from an existing garment. The contest is open to youth and adults, men and women, with participants encouraged to check out yard sales, vintage shops, online, or those storage boxes hidden in the back of closets for their tackiest and most embarrassing holiday garb.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: All-around Ugliest; Most Festive,; and Most Likely to be Avoided at the Annual Christmas Party.

Participants are encouraged to accessorize with their craziest Christmas hats, plaid pants, ties, wild socks, scarves, and mittens. Judging will begin at 8 p.m. at the Visitors Center.

For more information, contact the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 427-3237.


The Patriot Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a Needy Family Christmas Sale this Saturday, December 7th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held at 348 Third Street in Patriot.  Many tools, antiques and vintage items will be for sale as well as baked items and crafts.

Some of the items for sale are  three vintage 8'x32" harvest tables, glass front china cabinet, 1950's Marx doll house and garage with furniture, two vintage camel back embossed metal and wooden trunks, Singer sewing machine with a wrought iron base, gas logs, stone crocks, wicker chairs, Craftsman saber saw, Rockwell miter saw, Delta Shopmaster table saw, vintage push mower, 2-wheel mini grinder.

- Holiday Village Train, two unique bird houses, Old Sno-flake sled with metal runners, wall sconces and miscellaneous light fixtures and lamps, vintage combination school desk, assorted plastic and metal chairs, white ceramic turkey platter and assorted holiday dishes, 10" iron pulley, oval formica library tables, kitchen items, glassware and ceramics, helmets, bike seat, roller blades and wheels, iron and glass gumball machine and a 1970s JCPenney table model sewing machine along with many other items.

Coffee and hot chocolate, baked items and crafts will be available for purchase also. The P.V.F.D. Auxiliary will also be accepting donations of money and nonperishable food items for the P.V.F.D Auxiliary Christmas Drive.





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