PRESS PHOTOS BY APRIL PETERSONAlburtis borough treated residents and visitors to a borough-wide holiday festival Dec. 3. Carriage rides, dance performances, craft vendors and visits with Santa were among the festivities. ABOVE: Dave Rohrbach relaxes in the seat of the horse-drawn Christmas wagon he pilots through the borough. He estimates he has participated in the holiday festival for the last
PRESS PHOTOS BY APRIL PETERSONTurbo and Sarge, Pecheron draft horses, pull the wagon. The wagon weighs about 1,200 pounds. Each horse weighs about 1,900 pounds, according to Dave Rohrbach who drives the team on wagon rides through Alburtis borough during the annual holiday festival. “When they lean into it, it just moves,” Rohrbach said. Wagon rides left from the Alburtis Tavern on Main Street
Artist Donna Haney displays a cartoon portrait of Faith Hilbert who sits in the lap of her mother Katrina Trotter. Haney, who also paints landscapes and formal portraits, finished the artwork moments before the picture was taken. Haney’s studio is in Bethlehem.
Shoppers gather to peruse crafts and other items for sale in the Alburtis Area Community Center during the Alburtis Holiday Festival Dec. 3.
Destini Geiger, Tracy Geiger and Emy Confer staff a baked goods table. Destini Geiger and Confer dance with AACC Dance Connection. The dance troupe performed during the festival. Proceeds from the bake sale are earmarked for a trip by the dancers in 2018.
The festivities include children’s crafts.
Young dancers prepare to take to the stage to perform to the song”I’m a Little Snowman.”