What to do on Sundays ~ Part 3
We could have done a 2-part (or more) segment on this Village's Sunday offerings. We spent several hours in Millersburg this morning and early afternoon, capturing many interesting and unique places and speaking with the proprietors of these great establishments.
We started the morning at Jitters Coffee House on S. Washington St. In addition to the food and beverages offered at Jitters, there is a house church that meets there every Sunday morning. The church group is very welcoming, the atmosphere casual and the message challenging. Preacher Herschell Hargrave brings the word and Charity Hargrave, Zack Armstrong, Desmond Hargrave and others provide the beautiful worship music. This vibrant group of believers are mission minded and do work in Appalachia, South Dakota and other places around the country - and in their community - wherever there is a need.
In addition to their great coffee and specialty beverages, Jitters makes delicious donuts every morning (we recommend the maple cinnamon bow tie - delish!), salads, soups and sandwiches. The fresh brewed iced green tea with peach sweetener was fabulous.
We continued on to downtown Millersburg to check out the shops and restaurants. There are three great antique shops that are open on Sundays - Starlight Antiques (open Sundays 10 - 4), Jackson Street Antiques (open Sundays 10:30 - 4) and Village Antique Emporium (open Sundays 11 - 5). Each offers unique and interesting antiques and collectibles as well as shabby chic, re-purposed items, new home decor as well as funky and eclectic pieces. We took lots and lots of pictures of each shop in our What to Do on Sundays photo album.
We continued on to Village Toy Shop which is connected to Antique Emporium and open the same hours. This wonderland of childhood dreams was packed floor to ceiling with quality toys, games, stuffed animals and other children's play.
We got lucky and happened upon Three Feathers Pewter (www.threefeatherspewter.com) which is open Sundays by appointment or chance. The showroom contained handmade pewter ornaments, figurines, dishware and home decor.
Three notable eateries also grace Millersburg's downtown - Bags Sports Pub, Millersburg Brewing Company and La Palma Mexican Grill. Each have Sunday hours, interesting industrial decor with exposed brick and beams and unique and delicious food and beverage offerings. We sampled sandwiches and house cut fries and chips at Bags - delectable!
After shopping, we headed over to the Holmes County Rail Trailhead at the Millersburg Depot (Holmes County Rails to Trails Coalition) a block off of Main St. This beautiful, wooded, paved trail shares space with bicyclists, Amish buggies and walker/runners - certainly unique to this area!
We spotted the E & H Ace Hardware with its open sign and made a mental note to check out its old fashioned wares on our next trip through. We rounded out our day at Kauffman's Country Bakery which is open Sundays May - November. This place was hopping with many people taking advantage of the samples of their dozens of breads, cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. There are aisles with shelves packed with every conceivable baked good, jams and jellies, ice cream, snack foods and other souvenirs. Definitely worth the trip. Kauffman's is across the street from Heini's Cheese Chalet (not open on Sundays), so a weekday trip could include both spots.