Holiday Wreaths, Trees Adorn City Streetscapes and Buildings

(Courtesy of The Orinda Garden Club)
Members of the Orinda Garden Club will place fresh holiday wreaths throughout the village plus two larger wreaths at the Community Center, Saturday, Dec. 4. The decorations will remain until Jan. 8.

    Having celebrated “Wreaths Around Town” since 2011, members of the Orinda Garden Club will continue the tradition when they hang 55 decorated wreaths throughout the village Saturday, Dec. 4.
    In addition, lighted real Christmas trees will welcome travelers entering Orinda from the eastbound Hwy. 24 exit according to event co-chairs Shelley Gilligan and Margene Stahle.
    The decorations help beautify the community and celebrate the holidays, will come down Jan. 8 with the assistance of Orinda Boy Scout Troop 237. Scouts will disassemble the trees and wreaths for appropriate recycling.
    “Our club has enjoyed bringing this holiday tradition to Orinda,” said Caroline La Voie, public relations officer. “We look forward to its continuation for many, many years to come.”
    The Orinda Garden Club, founded in 1937, is “committed to gardening, conservation, civic involvement and educational programs,” as stated on its website, A 501(c)(3) organization, the Club is devoted to the art of gardening, giving and growing.

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