Letters, Camden Herald

Dec 12, 2013

Rockport Garden Club says thanks

Gather a bunch of women together to create something fun and beautiful that takes imagination, time, effort, talent, and laughs and you will get a “Ginger Bread House” float all decked out with trees, lights, animals and gingerbread people. That’s what the Rockport Garden Club created to promote their 7th annual Holly Berry Fair and also to be able to take part in our wonderful community ”Christmas by the Sea” weekend that all took place last week.

But behind the scenes we had the help of others we would like to publicly thank: Charlie and Gail Vincent who stored the ‘cottage’ until we finished painting it and also treated us to coffee and muffins some early morning hours; Jon Kuhl, who moved the cottage from Warren to his own garage in Camden and who put the structure together, created a way to have lights and music and also drove the car that pulled the float for its debut in the parade; Leon Bausch who made and painted the cottage door and gave his expert artistic suggestions, Chris Marong who allowed us to park the finished float at his Washington Street car wash; and Peter Martin from the Lions Club who loaned us his trailer to haul the float in the parade. Thank guys!

We want to also give extra special thanks to the Rockport Garden Club members who put their effort and talent into the decorating the float and gingerbread people that made the float the success it was in the Friday night parade: Linda Sink, Gail Vincent, Kris Mikkelsen, Patti Peace, Ann Robinson, Dottie Weigel, Doris Smart, Judy Moses, Barbara Bausch, Bobbie Grant and Mary Waltz.

Thank you too, to the Chamber of Commerce who helps make this holiday week end happen, and the community of people who come out to enjoy the lights, the music and the fun that makes ”Christmas by the Sea” so special each year.

Helen Kuhl

Rockport Garden Club

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