Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: Labor Day Weekend

First, it’s not too late! If you need to fill out your artist application for the Bough & Dough Shop this year, this is your last chance! Fill out the form on the last page of the info packet and return by email to We’ll be finalizing the artist lineup when we return to the office on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Next, we’re starting phase two of Holiday House Tour preparations. We are now open to take sponsorship ads for this year’s program booklet. Our advertising sponsors support the Holiday House Tour by offsetting the costs of printing and postage associated with the event, as well as the small stipend for decorating allotted to each tour site. These sponsorships allow us to maximize the fundraising efforts associated with the ticket sales and Bough & Dough Shop proceeds.

We have three ad sizes – full page, half page, and business card size – as well as one opportunity for a major sponsor to be placed on our back cover. If you have not sponsored before, we have a sponsor form available online; we’ll be sending packets to our past sponsors shortly.

We ask all sponsors secure their spots by submitting their ads by end of day October 27, 2023 for the booklet printing deadline, with the sponsorship payable by Dec. 31. If you have questions or need help with your ad, contact us at

If you are not able to financially support the Holiday House Tour, we also have another option for in-kind support. Do you have evergreens that will need a trim in mid November to early December? The Bough & Dough Shop would be delighted to take any cuttings you can spare. Options include pine, spruce, boxwood, magnolia, nandina, holly, juniper, or other greenery or natural dried materials suitable for wreaths and centerpieces. If you are cutting greenery and have extra to spare, feel free to leave your donations in the Laidlaw Amphitheater at the rear of the Hexagon House, 530 Amherst St.