At first I thought this post should be called “It Does Take a Village – Thankfully”, or something like that but decided that “It’s Coming Together” reflects what’s happening to get ready for the Christmas Tree Auction. It is really about many things all coming together; many things that can only come from a village and this special one in particular.
I’ll try and keep this short or at least relatively so. First off is a big, Big, BIG Thank You! to Dave and Linda Dorsey, owners of Dorsey’s Hallmark in Oakhurst, as well as to the members of the H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.S. (How Ornament Lovers In Denial All Year Survive) club for the very generous donations of Hallmark Ornaments for our Christmas Tree entry. These will surely help make our tree (which is donated by Bill and Carol Attwood – thank you to you two!) a truly special one. Here’s a quick pic and there is more info found in the Sierra News Online article here:
In addition to the full sized Christmas tree we will have a wreath at the auction as well. We wanted to have the ornaments for this prepared by many of the children that come to the museum and the great folks from the Central Sierra Woodcarvers group pulled together to provide us with blanks that could be decorated (Thank you Larry Smith and team!). They have turned out to be great little canvases for the kids to play with and create some unique craft pieces. Another very BIG Thanks! to all the children and their families to pitching in and donating their creative talents to this! An image gallery of some of the prep is below.