NORTH TOWANDA -­ A craft show held at Oak Ridge Townhouses in North Towanda Sunday meant different things to different people.

For shoppers, it might have been the last time to shop at a craft show before Christmas.

But for those putting on and taking part in the show, it was a first time - their first time of holding a craft show at the new development. The townhouse residents sponsored the event, which was held in the community hall.

"We just decided to do a craft show," organizer Susan Hitchcock, who lives in the townhouses, said. "It's small, but it's a starter."

She said although they expected a bigger crowd, she said it was a success and another one will be held in early spring or summer.

At the show, there were five crafters. They included Marian Thurston of North Towanda, with a variety of Christmas items; the team of Sandy Roof, a resident at the townhouses, and Cyndy Russell of the Rome area with jewelry, Christmas balls, and crocheted items; Michelle Pierce of Towanda with birdfeeders made by her husband; and Joyce Egge of Saco Hill with "stichery." Hitchcock had candy and Christmas tree ornaments.

One visitor, Len Wohlrab of Overton, said the show was "very nice."

He was doing his last minute Christmas shopping.

"We got a couple days now, that's all."

That's not all that's happening at the townhouses.

This morning, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the development, which had a ground breaking in late October 2007. According to a news release, all 40 units were fully rented as of June of this year, shortly after the last building was completed.

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