November 15th 2012: This morning the garland construction and “hanging” went well with 19 members participating. Our friends, Dave and Andrew, from the Ashland Parks Dept. were very patient with us during the placement of the garlands on the outside of the Community Building and Pioneer Hall as they heard multiple instructions from the sidelines. But, we all agreed in the end and the final addition of the new red velvet bows made by Darlene Fenwick added the perfect touch. The garlands will be up until January 7th, so we decided to forgo the embellishment with red berries. The berries just don’t stay fresh looking for very long, so we decided to just used pine cones this year. We finished up around noon and the weather stayed dry and sunny, for a change. It was a good day!!! (Last year, we had to cut the greens at Pioneer Hall because the community center porch was being painted so we couldn’t hang the garlands until Friday.) No such problem this year.
Photos by: Barbara Bauer