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Program 114

1. a Shepherdsville Santa
2. Olde Tyme Toys in Richmond
3. young music makers in Rockcastle County
4. a Louisville dollmaker
5. Christmas in the capital
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• Jack Gillespie, (502) 957-3986

Producer/Videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


Jolly Old Saint Jack

photo of Santa A Shepherdsville Santa

He’s got a long white beard, a red suit, and a twinkle in his eye. It must be Santa Claus! Or is it Jack Gillespie of Shepherdsville?

In any case, meet him and the missus in this segment and find out such Santa secrets as what he drives when he’s not in his sleigh and his favorite treats that children leave for him under the tree.

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• Pat Warmouth, Old Tyme Toys, (606) 623-8832

Producer: Ellen Ballard
Videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


Toys from the Past

Olde Tyme Toys in Richmond

What did children find under the tree 50, 100, or even 200 years ago? Find out with a trip to Olde Tyme Toys in Richmond.

Pascal “Pat” Warmouth, a lifelong Madison County resident, has been collecting toys for 30 years. His tiny toy shop in downtown Richmond caters to the serious collector and is home to fascinating and rare playthings.

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• David Musser, (606) 725-4860

Producer: Gale Worth
Videographers: Gale Worth, Joy Flynn
Editor: Esther Reed


Little Instruments for Little People

Young music makers in Rockcastle County

In this segment, Kentucky Life travels to Rockcastle County for a special holiday concert by the children there, who are learning the gift of music on special instruments. Their teacher, David Musser, specially makes dulcimers and violins to fit little fingers in order to teach them to play.

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• Anna Lee Blinco, (502) 899-5338

Producer/videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


A Real Doll

Dollmaker Anna Lee Blinco

Since the 1950s, Anna Lee Blinco of Louisville has helped others less fortunate than herself and her family. One of the ways she does it is by making and giving away dolls at Christmas.

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• Downtown Frankfort Association, (502) 223-4928

Producer/videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


Christmas in the Capital

A holiday visit to Frankfort

Frankfort, Kentucky’s capital city, greets the season with song and good cheer with its annual Candlelight Tour and Christmas ’Round the Fountain. Sponsored by Downtown Frankfort, a city revitalization organization, the event has kicked off the Christmas season for more than 15 years.

This segment presents holiday choruses, dancing, stops in quaint Frankfort shops, and a tour of the sights.

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