Christmas just isn’t the same when you have to lay off your brother-in-law.
Elma, New York (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
The Made In America Store’s Holiday event is December 15th and it will bring live performances, food catering and much more. Appropriately titled “The Great Made In America Store Christmas,” the all US made products store will present Matt Hannah from ‘Insane Chain’ both Saturday and Sunday.
December 15th will kick off the event with the lighting of the Christmas tree, a tradition that started with the first Christmas event in 2010 where the lights on the tree is turned on for the first time. Matt Hannah will be doing live demonstrations of his chainsaw sculpting capabilities and creating something amazing out of wood.
Matt Hannah’s unique business, Insane Chain, sculpts beautiful images into logs, tree trunks and any kind of wood he can get his hands on. Matt has been working with the Made In America since the initial opening and ever since, people know him by name.
The Great Made In America Store Christmas will start at 10am and go until 4pm. The event will have Dale’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ selling food, where he will be offering his signature Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Hot Dogs. People that come to the Made In America Store for the event will be given a chance to win a Christmas Tree from local farmer, Berner’s.
The Made In America Store will be presenting Nashville Recording Artist, Ricky Lee. Ricky teamed up with the Made In America Store back in April of 2010 and since then, Ricky has performed numerous Made In America Store events, Country Music Concerts and charity events. Fans and Made In America shoppers can enjoy some of Ricky’s original songs and Country hits of today, including some Christmas jingles!
For the children, the Great Made In America Store Christmas will have live alpacas and Santa Claus is even schedule to make a visit. Matt Hannah, with his uncanny ability to sculpt with just a chainsaw, has been at every Made In America Store events. Matt even has some of his artwork for sale at the store.
The Great Made In America Store Christmas will also bring some of the store’s vendors out to display their US made products. Robin Tolsma, Bubble’s BBQ Sauce and Baldwin Hill Farm will all make a presence for the Christmas event. Robin Tolsma, the author of “Everything Changed,” will be doing live book signings and interviews. Bubble’s BBQ Sauce will on site to sample their signature sauce for anyone to try. Baldwin Hill Farms will also be at the event giving samples of their products. Baldwin Hill Farms is known for their Maple Syrup and delicious Maple Candies sold at the Made In America Store.
Back in 2007, Mark Andol had lost a multimillion dollar contract to a Chinese manufacturer at his steel fabrication facility, General Welding & Fabricating. The loss was so catastrophic; Mark was forced to lay off a third of his workforce just to stay afloat.
“It was one of the hardest things I had to do during the holiday season,” said Mark Andol. “Christmas just isn’t the same when you have to lay off your brother-in-law.”
Mark Andol, owner and creator of the Made In America Store, would like to let everyone know there is more to the store and the event than just a time to have fun. Mark makes it known to everyone that visits the store this time of year, it’s more important than ever to buy American.
“A lot of Americans don’t have jobs right now,” said Mark Andol. “If we can all spend just $64 this holiday, we can collectively create 200,000 US jobs. Feel better about your purchases that are American. Not only are you supporting a US based company, you’re saving and creating jobs this Christmas season.”
Matt Hannah is a US Marine Veteran who came home to an economy that was less than stable. Mark Andol, Owner and Creator of the Made In America Store, offered Hannah the job of performing live chainsaw demonstration after seeing some of his artwork that Matt had created. Since 2010, Andol and Hannah have brought wooden sculptures to life at each of the store’s events.
Since joining the Made In America Store, Hannah has sculpted Guitar Tributes, American Eagles, Jack-o’-Lanterns, 7 Piece Benches, Underwater Shark & Coral Sculptures and so much more. At the Elma, New York location sits a giant wooden sculpture of the Flag Raising at Iwo Jima in front of the store. The sculpture received so much positive feedback that two US Marines that were actually on Iwo Jima during the Flag Raising were invited to the store to see the memorial. The memorial sculpture brought a tear to one of the Marine’s eyes.
"I was tired of seeing chainsaw artists always sculpting bears with their chainsaws, so I wanted to create something different," says Hannah, whose been sculpting for the Made In America Store for two years.
The Made In America Store is the only brick and mortar store that sells 100% made in the United States products from over 350 vendors. Consumers can visit http://www.MadeInAmericaStore.com or call 716-652-4872 to get more information or shop our catalog of over 3,500 items. Both Active Duty Military Personnel and U.S. Military Veterans receive a 10% discount every day. Followers of the “Made In America” movement can keep updated with the Made In America Store through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, FourSquare and even their own blog on Wordpress!