A former volunteer of the Orr Center, Jamie Herzmann wrote Wendyl’s Wonderland based on volunteers who have helped form the Orr Center from its inception. The goal in the beginning was to use this story as an event to help as a fundraiser for the Orr Center in their many different capacities.
If you didn’t know, the Orr Center (former Orr School) is a central part of not just the city of Orr, but also the area. They house a thrift store where families who have lost everything due to a fire can go to rebuild what they lost. A community library. The home of the Lion’s Club Medical Loan Closet. An art gallery. A food pantry. Rooms to rent for storage or business or monthly meetings.
This year, after seven years, Wendyl’s Wonderland is coming alive in the form of an indoor, lighted tour, after dark, where folks like you and I can live through this wonderful story. No worries about the whether, however, as this tour is indoors. The even opens it’s doors on Friday, November 25th, and continues through Friday, December 23rd. It will be open in the evening from 5-9 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays. There is no admission fee, but free will donations are greatly appreciated.
Wendyl’s Wonderland will be accompanied by a gift shop featuring local artisan goods where a portion of each sale will stay at the center to help with the heat. As well as a festival of trees donated by area businesses that will be auctioned off Saturday, December 17th. The thrift store will be open for extended hours on the days Wendyl’s Wonderland will be open.