giving season in the village

The Village has a long, rich history of being a giving community throughout the holiday season. As legend has it, many years ago there was a local gentleman who would dress in a huge bearskin coat and bring hard candy to all the children at the little school houses in the area. Before you knew it, Cannonsburg’s very own Father Christmas was born along with the giving spirit that we all see today in the village. Fast forward to 1990, when Sherry Connors wanted to bring new life to the giving tradition in the village. During the summer with garage sales, pancake breakfasts and donations from the local businesses, Sherry was able to raise enough money to purchase Christmas lights and decorations that lined the streets of the village. Around the same time, Lori Mallion, another community member created a wonderful caped green coat for ‘Father Christmas’ which he has adorned each Christmas since. Another part of the giving season in the village is the actual act of decorating the Village. It started around the same time that Sherry purchased all of the decorations. When all of the community spouses were out getting great deals on Black Friday, their husbands would volunteer to get the village ready for the holiday season by putting up all the decorations throughout the village. Once all the decorations were up, it was time to celebrate and so the next holiday tradition started. The Monday night following Thanksgiving has become the Christmas Light Ceremony in the village. Father Christmas comes in on a horse drawn carriage, the Rockford High School brass ensemble plays Christmas Carols, and there are home-made cookies and cider for all both at the Canon Historic Museum and at the Honey Creek Inn. On this night, the village truly does resemble a real life Norman Rockwell painting.

As many of you know the original Old Mill (next to the Grist Mill) has started to collapse and unfortunately with that we have lost all of the Christmas decorations. The insurance company is playing the part of Grinch this Christmas...and not covering what we have lost inside the building. We are in the process of replacing all of the decorations which we have a small savings for but it doesn’t cover everything. We are hoping that the community will come together for another memorable holiday giving experience and help us out with the purchase of these decorations. We will be collecting donations during the Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Monday, November 27 (starting around 6 pm). If you’d like to help out before that time, contact Don directly at 616-691-7440 or by email at don@honeycreekinn.com.

3all of the decorations. When all of the community spouses were out getting great deals on Black Friday, their husbands would volunteer to get the village ready for the holiday season by putting up all the decorations throughout the village. Once all the decorations were up, it was time to celebrate and so the next holiday tradition started. The Monday night following Thanksgiving has become the Christmas Light Ceremony in the village. Father Christmas comes in on a horse drawn carriage, the Rockford High School brass ensemble plays Christmas Carols, and there are home-made cookies and cider for all both at the Canon Historic Museum and at the Honey Creek Inn. On this night, the village truly does resemble a real life Norman Rockwell painting.
As many of you know the original Old Mill (next to the Grist Mill) has started to collapse and unfortunately with that we have lost all of the Christmas decorations. The insurance company is playing the part of Grinch this Christmas...and not covering what we have lost inside the building. We are in the process of replacing all of the decorations which we have a small savings for but it doesn’t cover everything. We are hoping that the community will come together for another memorable holiday giving experience and help us out with the purchase of these decorations. We will be collecting donations during the Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Monday, November 27 (starting around 6 pm). If you’d like to help out before that time, contact Don directly at 616-691-7440 or by email at don@honeycreekinn.com.

Honey Creek Inn Hours

Monday- Thursday   11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

  (Kitchen Closes at 10:00 p.m.)

Friday & Saturday   11 a.m.-12 a.m.

(Kitchen Closes at 10:30 p.m.)

Sunday   12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


HOLIDAY HOURS  

Thanksgiving   CLOSED

Monday, Nov. 27   CLOSED

Christmas Eve   CLOSED

Christmas   CLOSED

New Year's Eve   CLOSED

New Year's Day   CLOSED 


Grist Mill Hours:

Monday-Friday   6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday   7 a.m.-10 p.m.


BREAKFAST: 

Monday-Friday   6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday   7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


HOLIDAY HOURS

Thanksgiving   6 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Christmas Eve   7 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Christmas   CLOSED

New Year's Eve   7 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 


Bottle Shop Hours:

Monday-Friday   10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday   9 a.m. -10 p.m.

Sunday  11 a.m.-9 p.m.


HOLIDAY HOURS

Thanksgiving   CLOSED

Christmas Eve   7 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Christmas   CLOSED

New Year's Eve   7 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


 

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8025 Cannonsburg Rd NE,

Cannonsburg, MI 49317

Phone. 616-874-7849

Email. info@cannonsburgvillage.com

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