Christmas in July at Olde Ridge Village


Ted Stavrakis serves up some hot dogs and spinach pies.

The merchants in Olde Ridge Village found a way to break the doldrums of summer heat and humidity with a Christmas in July event on July 19. There were a moon bounce and a dunk tank along with free food, water ice and other munchies.

Santa comes to Christmas in July but in his summer civvies.

One of the merchants isn't even a merchant at the shopping center yet. Ted Stavrakis, formerly of Teddy's Place, will be opening Ann's Kitchen where Chef Anthony and Pagano's used to be. Though his restaurant won't open until September, Stavrakis was grilling hot dogs and serving spinach pies and stuffed grape leaves.

Pinot's Palette had discounts going while Iron Workers Bank offered pretzels and Giggy Bites was offering samples of dog food and pet treats for the four-legged visitors.

And Santa was on hand, too, though sans his iconic red suit, elves or reindeer.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.



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