Please welcome these new Region Reps.
|Karen Peden - NCC Region Rep IX
My name is Karen Peden. I hold the position of Region IX NCC Rep.
Some of you know me but for those that don't, I have been a collector of Dept 56 villages since 1987.
I am a member of the Village Idiots which consists of 82 member families at the present time, That's roughly 140 individual members from across the USA but is based in Oregon. The club is celebrating it's 16th year. I have held several positions in the club and am currently the NCC Club Rep.
Ours is a very active social collectors club and would welcome anyone interested in our D56 addiction.
I collect North Pole and Snow Village actively but have several smaller collections such as Seasons Bay, LTOB, All Thru The House and Disney.
In 2001 my husband and I had a building constructed for a permanent display and I am working on it, slowly but surely.
I have a web site showing progress: http://kpden.tripod.com/index.htm
Please welcome Karen as your new Region Rep.
|Linda Windham - NCC Region VIII Rep
Linda's Original Snow Village collection began in 1978 with
a small white church that she saw under the Christmas tree at a local
florist. The next year she looked for other houses but the florist no
longer carried them. Several years later when she found another dealer she
purchased two houses to go with the church. The next year her husband,
Mike, found four town pieces while on a trip to Texas A&M. Their addiction
to collecting town pieces began. They create a "permanent" town display in
their home that is left up year-round. They have added enough houses to
balance out the town and begin building their displays in October of each
year. They also create vignettes to display seasonal themes. She says,
"There is always part of the village up in our home". They collect only
Snow Village and the related Halloween, Valentines, and Easter pieces.