Stocking Stuffer – A Magical Holiday Market

Save the Dates for the

22nd Annual Stocking Stuffer at the Centre Furnace Mansion
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 6, 7, and 8, 2024

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors and Supporters:

Stocking Stuffer Event Sponsors
Mimi Barash Coppersmith – Event Sponsor
The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau – Rack Card Sponsor

Stocking Stuffer Co-Chairs
Deb McManus and Becky Dreese

Business Contributors
Avant Garden, Inc.
Daniel Vaughn Designs
Tait Farm Christmas Trees
Way Fruit Farm
Wiscoy for Animals

Organizational Volunteers
Harris Township Lions Club
Penn State Circle K

Stocking Stuffer Room Sponsors
Candace and Robert Dannaker
Becky Dreese – Thrive HR Management
Annie Hamilton Taylor, Marty Gutowski, and Libby Taylor
Steven and Carol Gentry
Roger L. Williams and Karen Magnuson
Mary Watson

Stocking Stuffer Supporters
Elizabeth Hanley
Chris Igo
Chef Rebecca Dale, The Hidden Hostess
Deb McManus
Liz Reed
Jo Merrell and Floyd Todd
Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners
Centre Furnace Mansion Docents

Antiques and treasures donated by:
Keith Barry, Paul Brown, Ruth Campney, Mary Lou Dubil, Patti Wood Finkle, Katie Frieden, Ruth Merritt,
Barbara Schroeder, Greg and Paula Wilson, Patricia Zarkower

The 21st Annual Stocking Stuffer Magical Holiday Market was a huge success and record year, thanks to all of you who made it possible. From the stunning array of treasures to buy, to the seamless planning and execution, everything was top-notch! Hats off to the amazing event and room sponsors, supporters, and volunteers who contributed. And thanks to all of you who came out to support local businesses, artisans and the Centre County Historical Society.

We would like to express our gratitude to Stocking Stuffer co-coordinators Deb McManus and Becky Dreese who have been instrumental in the success of this annual event. They have gone above and beyond in their dedication to ensuring that everything runs smoothly. It is their vision that has contributed greatly to the overall success of the event, and we are thankful for their tireless efforts. We could not have done it without them.

We would also like to thank CCHS Marketing and Event Coordinator Johanna Sedgwick for her invaluable contribution to the event. Her seamless coordination of vendor registration and attention to the myriad details involved in transforming the inside of the mansion for this event truly are amazing.

Our special thanks to CCHS life member and advocate Mimi Barash Coppersmith for her personal sponsorship and support of this year’s Stocking Stuffer. Special thanks as well to our friends at The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau for their Stocking Stuffer sponsorship of our rack card and encouraging visitors to explore and discover Happy Valley.

Bouquets of gratitude to floral designers Avant Garden and Daniel Vaughn Designs for their professional contribution to deck the Mansion’s halls with stunning holiday finery since 2009. And thank you to Tait Farm Trees for their tree donation for the Stocking Stuffer entrance. We hope you will take time to visit the Mansion in the next couple of weeks to take in the holiday decorations; they will be on display until December 22.

Kudos and many thanks to the Centre Furnace Gardeners for their donations of materials and time after a busy garden season to beautifully decorate the exterior. With special thanks to Garden Committee co-coordinators Beverly Lipski and Katie Frieden for their leadership.

Thank you to our Centre Furnace Mansion Docents and CCHS volunteers who helped assemble Stocking Stuffer products and several other tasks in between tours and other activities this fall. And to Jude Larkin for decorating the mantels in the west parlors of the Mansion.

Special thanks to the Harris Township Lions Club for keeping our parking lots safe for shoppers in rain or shine!

And last, but certainly not least, thank you to our talented vendors for their variety of products for holiday giving and for their thoughtful displays that make the event more festive.

As the event has grown, so too has this grand effort that has made the event a traditional community entrée to the holiday season.

Our annual CCHS fundraisers, loyal membership, business and individual supporters, and the thousands of volunteer hours generously given each year are critical components to our operation.  It is thanks to this incredible spirit of generosity that we are able to keep CCHS tour and history programming and initiatives alive at the Centre Furnace Mansion, the Boogersburg School, and beyond.

Thank you again and best wishes for a lovely holiday season and New Year!
Stocking Stuffer Co-Chairs Deb McManus and Becky Dreese
Mary Sorensen, Executive Director
Johanna Sedgwick, Marketing and Events Coordinator

Thank you, thank you and thank you to all of our volunteers who are integral in the success of this event!:

Emily Abert
Chuck Allen
Joni and John Arrington
Frank Barksdale
Harvey Barnes
Ann Barton
Allison Bell
Brianna Benson
Susan Bowser
Dave and Johanna Chisnell
Joyce Christini
Laura and Michael Contino
Bill Donahue
Meli Diamanti
Marti Duffy
Elizabeth Dutton
Larry and Susan Edwards
Jackie Esposito
Diane Farr
Patti Wood Finkle
Addison Finkle
Conrad Frisch
Katie Frieden
Carol and Steve Gentry
Levi and Lizzie Gordon
Claire Gray
Melissa Gundrum

Karen Hazel
Judy Heberling and
Michael Husband
Rich Hirsch
Robert Hoffman
Amber Holmes
Jeanne Homan
Cathy and David Horner
Barbara Hudson
Chris Igo
Kathy Johnston
Nancy Kress
Kyle Lanker
Jude Larkin
Beverly Lipski
Harvey Manbeck
Dottie and Jim Markle
Jo and Floyd Merrell
Ruth Merritt
Sharon Miller
Ann and George Moellenbrock
Patty Mutzeck
Gloria Nieweg
Jennifer Overdahl
Lori Pacchioli
David Panko
Carol Phillips
Sharon Phillips

Kathy Poissant
Bob Potter
Liz Reed
Geri Reeve
Kari and Tom Reyburn
Heather Ricker-Gilbert
Ford Risley
Michelle Rivera
Rick Rogers
Lynn Royse
Vinnie and Paul Scanlon
Joy Schon
Shawn Sebora
Brian Sedgwick
Maddie Shaffer
Billy Shea
Jennifer Shuey
Amber Singh
Tiffany Smith
Christopher Sorensen
Peter Sorensen

For information on the 2024 Stocking Stuffer, please contact:
Mary Sorensen:
Johanna Sedgwick:
Or call us at: 814-234-4779.

Proceeds from the Stocking Stuffer benefit the Centre County Historical Society to support its public programming and preservation efforts. The Stocking Stuffer is the Historical Society’s largest fundraiser and is critical to providing more than 15% of CCHS’s annual budget.

2023 Vendors

2024 Vendor information will be available mid-July. Please contact Johanna at for more information or to be placed on the contact list.

Use the Search box to easy find your favorite vendor or type in something that you are looking for. Click on an image to visit the vendor’s website/Facebook if provided.