Shopping Day in the Country

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Ellington Farman Library

Looking for something to do on a beautiful fall day? Love to shop with your friends, explore new places in the countryside and find unique gifts?  Then Ellington Farman Library’s Shopping Day in the Country was made for you. On Saturday, October 20 you can purchase a $10 ticket at the Ellington Farman Library located at 760 Thornton Road, Ellington, which entitles the shopper to a map with highlighted stores, including many Amish shops in the Ellington, Cherry Creek and Conewango Valley areas.  Shoppers are then encouraged to visit the vendors on the list between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., where they will get their ticket punched and then return that day to the library at 3:00 p.m. for coffee and delicious homemade desserts. You will receive raffle tickets for each punch on your ticket, which you can use to win some beautiful gifts. Raffle winners will be chosen at 3:30 p.m. This year will be our tenth year for this fundraiser which not only helps the library, but showcases some unique shopping venues in our area. Tickets can be purchased on October 20, the day of the event, at the library starting at 9:30 a.m. The library is located at 760 Thornton Road in Ellington and is fully handicapped accessible. For additional information on this fundraiser, call Ellington Farman Library at 287–2945. October 20 would be a great time to get a head start on your holiday shopping list, as well as support local businesses.