Weather adds success to this year's
'Christmas on Vinegar Hill'
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[November 24, 2014]
LINCOLN - Another successful Christmas
on Vinegar Hill is in the history books. The community of Mount
Pulaski has held this event for 26 years now and locations in nearby
Chestnut and Elkhart were also open to attract visitors and of
As always weather plays a key role in people getting out and
about and this year's weather was near perfect. The early threat of
freezing rain proved to be nothing at all and with temperatures in
the 50s on Saturday the town of Mount Pulaski was packed. This is
almost the only time of year that a stoplight in town would come in
handy, and it's when the few locals who are not involved in the
event choose to stay indoors to avoid the traffic.
Longtime vendor and one of the Christmas on Vinegar Hill
coordinators, Ron Stoll said, "The weather helped bring out the
crowds this year. It was reported that parking was a premium around
the square, at the Legion home, and at the grade school and high
school locations. The vendors at the Legion seemed pleased with the
sales that took place."
According to Stoll, Christmas on Vinegar Hill has become a
well-established event for the city of Mount Pulaski. Stoll credits
the "small town atmosphere and over 125 crafters and antique vendors
who continue to return and help make this annual event a success.
Promoting the Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site as a
focal point for our town gives visitors another reason to come to
Mount Pulaski," he added.
The Christmas on Vinegar Hill committee promotes the event through
newspaper releases and promotional spots on television as well as
the famous 8 1/2 x 11 four-page brochure which highlights each
participating location around each town. Of particular interest is
the eating establishments and the designated public restrooms.
Christmas on Vinegar Hill also has its own website at
www.mtpulaskiil.com then click on "Christmas on Vinegar Hill."
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This year some questions were raised as to why
Christmas on Vinegar Hill was only held on the Saturday. According
to Stoll, "The main reason for going back to a one day event was
because all vendors were not going to be open on Sunday. Christmas
on Vinegar Hill started out 26 years ago as a one-day holiday
With that information mark your calendar for next November as once
again Christmas on Vinegar Hill will be held the Saturday before
For a look at some of the merchandise that is offered at the event
please check out the photo slideshow that includes photos from the
high school, American Legion and Furniture Doktor locations.