Central Ohio Technical College banner ad

Couple creates Christmas village display

| January 7, 2016

PLAINFIELD – John and Veronica Burt are saying good-bye for another year to their annual display of a Christmas village that they have spent the last eight years creating and adding to. “We usually have three, but we only put one out this year,” John said. Veronica always wanted a Christmas village and has enjoyed receiving pieces as gifts, hunting for them at garage sales and watching her husband make items for the village. Over the years he has created fences, light posts, sidewalks, wood piles and more for the village. It typically takes them a couple of days to get their decorations set up and the display stays up from right after Thanksgiving to New Year’s. “I think we have 20 totes of Christmas stuff,” Veronica said. Both she and John enjoy sharing their villages with family and friends. “Everybody comes to take a look at it and see what we’ve added,” John said. “This year it had a little more detail. The blacksmith shop had the type of people around it that would be there and I had a business district.” He also had his favorite piece, the theater, surrounded by figurines dressed for a night out on the town.

Category: Multimedia, People & Places, Photo Galleries

About the Author ()

I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

Comments are closed.