Thursday, June 30, 2011

Holmes County Ohio, P Graham Dunn

Rural Homestead, Holmes County, Ohio

Holmes County Ohio is home to the largest Amish community in the world with 85% of the county being Amish or Mennonite.  Holmes County is also Ohio's largest year around tourist destination.  The Millersburg, Ohio, award-winning Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, conveniently located in the heart of Amish Country, serves as a perfect base for shopping and exploration.

Sol's Exchange, Berlin, Ohio
During the month of July, 2011, over 20,000 P. Graham Dunn laser engraved products will be offered at 20% -50% off at the Sol's Inspirational Showroom, located in Sol's Kit-N-Kaboodle lower level, 4914 W. Main Street in Berlin, Ohio.  Summer hours are Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; however, on July 4, 2011 they will be open only until 5 p.m.  Among items offered are Thomas Kinkade, Manuel Weaver's Wall Tapestries, and Melissa & Doug Wooden Toys.

Amish School House, Ohio
 Summer is a time when the Amish sponsor auctions to benefit their one or two-room schools. Such events offer visitors the opportunity to not only support the school, but to witness the power of this close-knit community; to observe, first hand, their dedication and committment to accomplish a common goal.  Such efforts also serve as a means of socialization, as work serves as recreation and fellowship.  Amish school auctions are always advertised locally and we usually learn of them about a month in advance.  Be watching The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast calendar for school auction postings.

The 14th Annual Auction to benefit the  Doughty Run School will be held at Wise School on Saturday, July 9, 2011.  Breakfast of sausage sandwich, biscuits & gravy, donuts, fry pies, orange juice, and coffee begins at 7 a.m.  Lunch items offered are BBQ chicken, ribs, ham & cheese, noodles, dressing, potato salad, homemade pies, ice cream, fry pies, & donuts.  The auction starts at 8:30 a.m., with furniture at 9:30 a.m., outside auction rows at 9:45 a.m., and quilts at 12 p.m.  Bake sale, door prize drawings, flea market, homemade ice cream, and more may be enjoyed by all.  Items may be previewed on Friday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Wise school is located on 557 between Berlin and Charm, Ohio.

Rolling Ridge Ranch
Plan to visit Rolling Ridge Ranch, an animal park   featuring more than 500 animals and birds.  Stop by the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast and receive a discount coupon for $2.00 off per person, with a group of six people or more, while supplies last.  The coupon is for the horse-drawn wagon tour, an exceptional experience.

The Farm at Walnut Creek showcases a local farm with traditional farm animals as well as exotic animals such as giraffes, zebras, bison, antelope, and more.  Visitors may tour with their own vehicle or enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride throughout the park.

White Washed Barn
 The Amish Home at Yoders continues to be an all-time favorite recommendation.  Featuring two authentic and original Amish homes, one reflective of the older generation, an 1800's "Daughty" or grampa house, and a 1900's Amish home.  See a barn that is whitewashed inside as has been done for generations.  The homestead also offers a replica Amish school house.  Buggy rides are offered on the farm.

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