Midcoast lens: 'Tis the season

By Susan Mustapich | Nov 15, 2017
Photo by: Susan Mustapich Rodney Feltus, a Public Works Department employee, helps bring holiday spirit to downtown Camden Nov. 15.

CAMDEN — Evergreen wreaths, bedecked with red bows and twinkling lights, were hung on lamp posts in Camden along Elm and Main Streets Nov. 15, announcing the beginning of the holiday season.

Two teams from the Camden Public Works Department were busy mid-afternoon attaching the balsam fir wreaths decorated by the Camden Garden Club to the nearly 50 lamp posts downtown.

The Camden Garden Club's tradition of providing decorated holiday wreaths to the town goes back at least a century. Since its founding in 1915, the club has provided more than 4,000 wreaths.

The Public Works Department plans to decorate one of its own vehicles for the Christmas by the Sea parade the evening of Dec. 1

Courier Publications reporter Susan Mustapich can be reached at 236-8511 or by email at smustapich@villagesoup.com.

From left, Carl Perkins and Rodney Feltus of the Camden Public Works Department, hang evergreen wreaths decorated by the Camden Garden Club on the lampposts along Elm Street Nov. 15. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
From left, Public Works Department employees Tracy Harford, Brandon Allen  and Dan Fuller, who was singing Christmas carols, decorate Atlantic Avenue lampposts with holiday wreaths. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Camden Garden Club members and friends, bring the beauty and joy of the holiday season to downtown Camden each year, donating balsam wreaths decorated with velvety bows and yards and yards of twinkling lights. (Courtesy of: Camden Garden Club)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Nov 15, 2017 16:04

Such a wonderful tradition, I love it!

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