Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: Experience a 'Norman Rockwell' Christmas at Palisade Festival

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Experience a 'Norman Rockwell' Christmas at Palisade Festival

The absolute best of small town life was on display at the Palisade Olde Fashioned Christmas --crisp air, warm food, cheerful, neighborly camaraderie. Here's what local TV station KJCT had to say about this annual event:

"Palisade, Colo. (KJCT)- The wind didn't keep many from enjoying Palisade's Olde Fashioned Christmas on Saturday. Where else can you find local wine, music... and the Town Grouch?"

"Gusts of wind swept over the Bookcliffs and into Palisade, but didn't blow away the fun. Men and women stepped out in Victorian-era clothes, bringing you back to another time."

"We love it because Palisade is such a Norman Rockwell kind of experience."

"Carol Zadrozmy from Z's Orchard brought her jams and jellies with her. Her family-owned business even debuted a new line based on old family recipes, called "preserving the past.""

"Stopping at another booth around the corner, you could find gifts that will truly give back this Christmas.

Lynnae Kochis and Deb White are donating every penny they make to a family down the street that's struggling this holiday season."

"Years ago I was in the same situation, so I know what it feels like. That's what really touched my heart, because I have been there," Kochis said.

"Her neighbor just got laid off and is supporting a family of five."

"We did all this in six days, to try to get them money for Christmas presents. Probably won't be much, but it'll help," she said.

"Cheery snowmen, cookies and hot chocolate-- they made it all from the heart."

"It's a good feeling. It gets you in the Christmas mode, giving," she said.

"You could find more than vendors at Palisade's Olde Fashioned Christmas-- from classic cars to train rides for the kids, and even camel rides."

"Palisade's Olde Fashioned Christmas ended with the lighting of the Christmas tree and a Christmas parade."

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