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Betsy-Tacy Society Newsletter | December 2015
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A Big Thank You! 
 
Thank you to all our members and friends that donated to the Betsy-Tacy Society during Give to the Max Day on November 12th. Together we raised a total of $2,142! These funds will help us maintain our daily operations and keep the houses open to the public. We are truly grateful for your support year round. Thank you!
Christmas at Betsy's House

Take a step back in time to experience a traditional Victorian Christmas this holiday season! The houses will be open December 5 & 12, 2015, 2 pm - 6 pm.

Betsy’s House
Visit Betsy and her family, as they get ready to celebrate Christmas! Gather around the piano as Christmas carols are played and bring your camera to take pictures with Betsy, Tacy, & Tib. Experience the magic when Besty's house is lit by candlelight at dusk. 
 
Tacy’s House
Visit Tacy’s house for holiday shopping. Find unique gifts, Betsy-Tacy books & more, children shop for 10¢ ornaments. Sip a cup hot chocolate and nibble on sweet Christmas treats while browsing the gift shop. The first 15 shoppers will receive a free Betsy-Tacy book bag with $25 purchase!  Kids can shop for Christmas ornaments for only 10 cents! 

Saturdays, December 5th & 12th, 2015
2 - 6  P.M.
Betsy-Tacy Houses
332 & 333 Center Street in Mankato
$5.00 Adults, $2.00 ages 6-16
Free for members and children age 5 and under


For more information call 507-345-9777 or email btsmankato@gmail.com
Celebrating Loyal Volunteer Kathryn Hanson
Kathryn Hanson was chosen for the Jefferson Good People Award for her volunteerism with the Betsy-Tacy Society. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make visitor experiences extra special. Thank you for your inspiring tours and dedication Kathryn!
Betsy-Tacy 25 Days of Christmas

To celebrate this holiday season, you can find a Betsy-Tacy quote for each of the 25 days of Christmas at Betsy-Tacy’s Deep Valley blog

December 1st Quote  - Christmas in Deep Valley

"The streets were crowded with sleighs and cutters. Chiming bells added to the Christmassy feeling in the air. Front Street was very Christmassy. Evergreen boughs and holly wreaths, red bells and mistletoe sprays surrounded displays of tempting merchandise in all the store windows. In one window a life-sized Santa Claus with a brimming pack on his back was halfway into a paper-mache chimney."

(Quote from Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace)
Pub Bucks Now Available to Purchase at the Betsy-Tacy Society
A Holiday Gift that Keeps Giving!

Purchase Pub Bucks for $5.00 a piece from the Betsy-Tacy Society and give the gift of a great meal at Pub 500 in Mankato this holiday season. Each Buck has a $10.00 value for the recipient to redeem towards anything on the Pub 500 menu. For every Buck purchased, proceeds will be donated directly to BTS!

For those not familiar with Pub 500, it’s a great local restaurant  in downtown Deep Valley, just a block from where Thomas Hart’s Shoe Store once was. If you’re planning a visit to Deep Valley over the holidays, purchase some Pub Bucks at Tacy’s House and later have a delicious meal at Pub 500 before leaving town. 


Call 507-345-9777 or email btsmankato@gmail.com to purchase Pub Bucks and support the Betsy-Tacy Society. Pub Bucks are also available for purchase during weekend hours.
New Items in Tacy's Gift Shop

Tacy's Gift Shop has several new items to shop! Check out the new limited edition Tacy House ornament and Betsy-Tacy themed note cards. View and purchase these items in our online gift shop or come by the houses during open hours.

Please remember to place your orders soon to receive your gift items on time for Christmas!
Seeking Volunteers for 2016
We are currently seeking volunteers for next year. Sign up to be our store clerk at Tacy's gift shop for the day or guide visitors on weekends, dress in character for Deep Valley Homecoming, or volunteer your green thumb to keep our gardens and lawn looking great. There are variety of options available to fit your area of interest!

Please call 507-345-9777 or email Meghan to learn about volunteer opportunities today!
In this Issue:
Featured Christmas Shop Items


Tacy's House Ornament (Limited edition)
BUY $18.00



Christmas Morning Card
BUY $8.00
November Donors
Ellen Adams
Theresa Alberti
Joan Arth
Cathy Bailey
Kim Banks
Penelope Banwart
Lynda Barchard
Janelle Beitz
Bob & Susan Brown
Tammy Bumgarner
Stacey Burford
Carol Burger
Mary Chamberlain
Julie Chuba
Janie Cox
Kendra Daniel
Rejesh Dash
Connie Fahling
Sarah Geiger
Linda Gesling
Anita Gorman
Dawn Grage
Mary Grams
Cleo Grosscup
Rachael Hanel
Barbara Hartwick
Colleen Jacks
Janine Johnson
Mary Jordan
Laura Kennedy
Stacy Lienemann
Mary Lyzenga
Patricia McNamara
Joy Miller
Pat Nelson
Vicki Newell
Mike & Salley Olander
Margaret Olearczuk
Anne Rickert
Melissa Roselle
Jan Sasser
Kathleen Seaton
Robert Shellenbarger
Jessica Smasal
Susan Snare
Charity Tahmaseb
Courtney Taulbee
Deanne Tolzmann
Ann Topjon
Helga Visscher
Susan Wagenhals
Kathy Waugh
Marilyn Williamson


Thank you for your generous contribution to the Betsy-Tacy Society!
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We hope you enjoyed your visit to Deep Valley!

When shopping on Amazon.com this holiday season,  click on Your Account and scroll down to Choose or Change Your Charity. Type in Betsy-Tacy Society and choose us as your charity.

The Betsy-Tacy Society will receive .5% of the price of eligible purchases. 

The more you shop, the more we receive! Thanks for your support!

Holiday Hours:


Dec 5 & 12: Open 2 - 6 pm

Dec 19: Open 1 - 4 pm

Jan - March 2016: Closed for the Season

Open weekly for tours on Saturdays 1 pm - 4 pm
Admission: $5 Adults, $2 Youth 6-16
Free for Members and Children age 5 and under

Plan your visit to Deep Valley!

To promote and to preserve Maud Hart Lovelace's legacy and her work, encourage and support literacy and conserve historic Betsy-Tacy literary landmarks in Mankato.
Betsy-Tacy Society
P.O. Box 94
Mankato, MN 56002-0094
507-345-9777
www.betsy-tacysociety.org

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