Holiday wreaths return to Camden

Nov 25, 2019
Camden Garden Club members make the town lamp posts festive with holiday greenery.

Camden — Thanks to a team of Camden Garden Club members, husbands and friends, the town lamp posts are bedecked in holiday greenery again this year.  Early on Nov. 20 the group gathered at the American Legion Hall in Camden where 98 unadorned balsam wreaths awaited them.  The organization’s tradition of decorating the town from Thanksgiving through January began 69 years ago.  Originally baskets held evergreens and red berries, then for a few years, small decorated trees.  During the energy crisis in the 1970s, the club decided to forego lights and use tinsel.  As might have been expected, the tinsel idea lasted only one year. The red bows and white lights, carefully wired onto the wreaths by this year’s team, have been the preferred embellishment since the 1990s.  Thanks to the Camden Garden Club, the town is aglow with the spirit of the season for all to enjoy!

Camden Garden Club welcomes guests and prospective members to their monthly meetings held April through October at the First Congregational Church in Camden.  The club also hosts a Winter Horticulture Series at Camden Public Library in January and February.  Anyone interested in finding out more about the club and its activities can visit camdengardenclub.org or email camdengardenclub100@gmail.com. Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

 

Comments (1)
Posted by: Jeff Sukeforth | Nov 25, 2019 10:44

Thank you Camden Garden Club for another year of festive cheer!

 



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