Wreath-decorating workshops in Chester; Townscape preps trench for tulips at CAES

TULIP TRENCHING From left, Lynn Russell, Nancy Rugg, Nancy Dourney and Tory Spater help prepare a trench for tulip bulbs along the fence at Chester-Andover Elementary School last Thursday. More than 300 tulip bulbs of three varieties were donated by Frank Kelley, a teacher at CAES, and his wife Julie, to Chester Townscape, which got permission for the planting from CAES. Students are expected to plant the tulips this week. Photo by John Russell

Marilyn Mahusky and daughter Mary Anderson with their wreaths.

Wreath-decorating workshops at St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Chester will be holding seven holiday wreath-decorating workshops from Thursday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 21.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be in place, and each workshop is limited to six participants.

Classes are $50 per person but those who register and pay before Nov. 6 will receive a $5 discount.

Participants may choose from an array of greens, berries, nuts and other natural materials and bows, and other embellishments that they would like to add to their premade evergreen wreath.

Wire, glue guns and other equipment will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own clippers and glue guns. The workshops are open to the public and will take place at Willard Hall at St. Luke’s, 313 Main St. in Chester.

Workshop days and times are:

  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Funds will benefit the church and the Chester Conservation Committee’s youth environmental-camp scholarships.

Checks should be made out to St. Luke’s Church, designated in the memo line for the wreath workshop, and mailed to Lillian Willis, PO Box 318, Chester, VT 05143.  For additional information and registration, please contact Lillian Willis, 802-875-1340, lbwillisct@comcast.net.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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