Kringle Christmas Shoppe is returning

Our gracious hosts, the Bucks County Latvian Baptist Church offered a kiosk devoted to the Latvian culture and history. Women from the church wore the traditional native costumes which would have denoted to what sector or clan they were from. The beautiful costumes would have been worn on special occasions such as weddings or holiday gatherings. Church member and former Haycock Resident, Juris Ukstins offered signed copies of his father's journal which he translated into a book, "Our Daily Bread". [The book poignantly follows the footsteps of the Ukstins family as they fled their native Latvia, escaping from Russian tyranny during WW II to become "DP's", (displaced persons). Their saga ended in our Haycock Township where they eventually found sponsorship and settled.] Proceeds from the book as well as sales of donated amber jewelry were directly donated to the aging Latvian ministers living in post-communist Latvia.

Haycock Historical Society's Event team outdid themselves preparing for the fabulous Kringle experience in 2007. Having left the comfort of a roomy farmhouse with all the modern amenities, it was quite a challenge to give a church hall that same warm feeling of a home for a weekend, but by all accounts they succeeded. Behind each wall was an adventure for the eyes, brimming with paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics, quilts, jewelry, pillows, stationery, toys, home decor items, live poinsettias, greens, and so much more. It is the only show of its kind to gather solely juried LOCAL artists and handcrafters as participants. With so much to offer, and knowing the show would reflect and support the community in so many ways, it was bound to be a success.

Calvin Ruth a watercolor artist and teacher who lived nearly all of his 87 years in neighboring Quakertown borough was the featured artist at Kringle this year.

Kringle offered many great books authored by local residents, including Lynda Gene Rymond, a Haycock resident children's book author who just recently released her newest book, "Oscar and the Mooncats" Thomas Moll, a Quakertown resident offered his book, Families of Haycock Township, Bucks County" which chronicles the Pennsylvania German history of our township through family names.  Both authors were present for book signings.

Friday, December 5th, 1pm - 8pm
Saturday, December 6th, 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday, December 7th,    12:30 - 4:30pm

Weather Permitting, On Sat. 12/6, 11:00am - 2:00pm & Sun., 12/7, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Greg Seifert of Mountain Pride Farms will offer Belgian Horse and Carriage rides departing from the Bucks County Latvian Church and through the village of Applebachsville.#

Bucks County Inns and Taverns
Book signing at Kringle

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Haycock Historical Society is to research and preserve the history of Haycock and to promote and perpetuate public interest and to inform the public generally of the rich heritage of Haycock Township.   


Haycock Historical Society
P.O. Box 715
Quakertown Pa 18951

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