Greens Workshop

Standing Stone Garden Club members, from the left, Donna Leamer, Priscilla Isenberg and Carole Heilig decorated wreaths during a greens workshop Tuesday in preparation for this weekend’s Hometown Holiday Celebration.

The Standing Stone Garden Club has started preparations for the this weekend’s Hometown Holiday Celebration.

“The outside grounds of the McMurtie House will be decorated in this year’s theme, which is a Colonial Christmas,” said Lynne Hajzak, the club’s ways and means chair.

The event will be at the Huntingdon County Historical Society’s McMutrie house and Exhibit Gallery and also at the Huntingdon County Library Friday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 8.

“The event is our gift to the community, said club member Carole Heilig. “We used to call it the festival of trees.”

Garden club members spent Tuesday morning assembling and decorating live wreaths for the event.

“Right now we are definitely decorating wreaths to sell in the gallery, the other things we do are also made by the members in order to decorate the McMurtrie House and the Huntingdon County Library,” said Heilig.

The event will include wreath arrangements, greens, baked goods, crafts and much more. It is free and open to the public and all purchases must be done with cash or check.

All decorated wreaths will go on sale for $25. The event will also have a special guest appearance.

Folks are welcome to browse the displays and decorations at the McMurtrie House from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The library will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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