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Simpsonville Garden Club displays arrangement at the Kilgore Lewis House

Sally and Mary Ellen Handley interpreted The Holly and The Ivy for the Simpsonville Garden Club display at the Kilgore-Lewis

Every year the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs decorates the historic Kilgore-Lewis House located in downtown Greenville. This year the Simpsonville Garden Club decorated a table in the historic house’s dining room. In accordance with this year’s theme, The Music of Christmas, club members Sally and Mary Ellen Handley chose the traditional British Folk Christmas Carol, The Holly and the Ivy.

The garden club’s display featured a wreath of holly and ivy surrounding the Christ Child, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph.  Further interpretation of the song lyric’s “wweet singing of the choir” included Victorian Christmas Carolers. Illustrating “the running of the deer”, a variety of playful deer completed the arrangement.

The festive decorations provided by all the member clubs of the Greenville Garden Council can be viewed at the Kilgore-Lewis House each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until December 15th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The January meeting of the Simpsonville Garden Club will take place at 1:00 PM, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Simpsonville Rotary Club, 205 North Maple Street. Speaker will be Jane Hiller, Director of SONOCO Recycling and Education Center, Columbia. Ms. Hill will provide a presentation on  Solid Waste Management. Admission is free and anyone with an interest in gardening is welcome to attend. For more information visit www.simpsonvillegardenclub.com.♦

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