On the night of the Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest, Dec. 8, the windows of The Ledges, the building on Route 1 when entering the Village, were shaking with the dancing, clapping, and laughter as the Snow Ball hit a fevered pitch. The event had been in planning since last January when The Ledges’ owner George Freeman generously gave the OK to use the landmark 1845 building for the 2019 Snow Ball. Ticket sales for the Snow Ball were brisk and sold out within days of the offering, according to a news release from Michelle Peele, organizer of the Snow Ball.

The Salty Dogs moved the crowd to dance the night away and the layout of the building allowed people to grab a table or seating in the front rooms, if conversation was more to their liking.

Snow Ball revelers Deb Arter, left, and Ernie Gallerani won ’Best Holiday Attire’ during the Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest Snow Ball event on Dec. 8, held in The Ledges in Wiscasset Village. Photo courtesy of Michelle Peele

The food and cash bar were catered by Sarah’s Café, and Susan Robson, a manager with Sarah’s, worked hard to make each detail successful. The two fireplaces were donned with décor while the tables were enhanced by long white tablecloths and lanterns with seasonal greens and berries. The feature was the Christmas tree that looked majestic in the prominent bay window. Marketfest volunteers Terri Wells and Peele provided all the splendid décor.

This event serves as a fitting end to the Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest weekend and as a means to bring all members of the community together with food, drink, dance and laughter. It was a success. The event was made possible by all members of the community who attended and to the detailed attention from Sarah’s Cafe.

Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest, held on the first full weekend of December, is a joint project of Wiscasset Creative Alliance and the Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce. Major sponsors for Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest 2019 are Carl M.P. Larrabee Agency, Carriage House Gardens, First National Bank, Midcoast Federal Credit Union, Red’s Eats, Tim Dunham Realty, and Wiscasset Ford with additional support from BIRCH, Davison Construction, the Droby-Burns family, and Water St. Kitchen & Bar. For more information, visit wiscassetholidaymarketfest.com.

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