THOMASTON — Watts Hall Community Players calls for participants in its Merry Mannequin Celebration Saturday, Dec. 10. Individuals or teams are welcome. The morning until 2 p.m. will be spent in Watts Hall, 174 Main St., transforming evergreen boughs into gorgeous holiday gowns utilizing dress forms, chicken wire and greens provided by the WHCP group, and embellishments provided by participants. Ribbons, ornaments, additional greenery, twinkle lights and natural or manufactured items are encouraged.

A grand public viewing between 3 and 5 p.m., along with voting for the favorite gown, will cap off the afternoon. Funds collected from a suggested donation will support the AIO Energy Assistance program.

Designers/design teams are invited to join the fun. Reserve a space for your gown, start designing a creation and watch for more details in the coming weeks. For inspiration, search “dress form Christmas trees” online. There will be a $10 materials fee per team. To sign up or for more information, put “Merry Mannequins” in the subject line and email or