The Driftwood Garden Club pulled out all stops again this year to decorate the King Hooper for the holidays. The five garden clubs of Marblehead each decorate an assigned room and all at the same time which makes it fun! As Abbot Hall is undergoing renovations this year, several events have been moved to the King Hooper. The theme this year is Christmas Songs, so each room is decorated to reflect a song. Silver Bells was selected by DGC and decorations designed by Ginny Von Rueden and Laurie Boggis our designers extraordinaire. I must say it looks beautiful!
What better way to get into the spirit of the holidays than making a festive gift from the heart? DGC members decorated a total of 72 wreaths and swags in the dining room of the Council on Aging (COA). In addition to the decorations supplied by each attendee, there was a table filled with bows, baubles and bling for all to use. A table dedicated to glue guns was a popular place for members to catch up with each other on holiday plans. We thought we were all done until Pal discovered five wreaths in a box. Jo Ann Silva, Joy Purdin, Valerie Evans and Marie Doughman saved the day or the night and skillfully decorated the forgotten wreaths. Hostesses Joy Purdin and Marie Doughman provided a variety of tasty treats including Marie’s famous meatballs. The creative wreaths and swags were delivered the next day to participants of the COA Meals on Wheels program. What a pleasure to imagine that our creations for them will not only brighten their doorways but their spirits as well!