Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

Photos/Kyla Hurt

Woodhaven Volunteer Hospice and Special Support Services’ “Festival of Trees & Wreaths” featured designer wreaths, designer Christmas trees and designer children’s trees, all on display at the Masonic Center in Jacksonville for friends and families to enjoy. A decorated and lighted sign welcomed guests into the upstairs room of designer Christmas trees, as Old Saint Nicholas awaited your entrance in the background. In the basement below of the fundraiser’s venue, the merriment continued. There were displays of sweet goodies, cookies and edible treats for purchase, as well as crafts for children. Friday evening of the event, members of the Jacksonville AMBUCS volunteered to serve various dinner items for sale, as local musician Robert Sampson provided musical entertainment. The cheery and festive holiday songs prompted some holiday dancing, as well. AMBUCS members John Ford and Jean Spotts cavorted harmlessly. hurt1As the recording by Brenda Lee caroled, “Rockin’ around the Christmas tree,

Have a happy holiday,

Everyone dancin’ merrily,

In the new old-fashioned way.”

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Kyla Hurt is a capable boondoggler trained in the arts; she’s also an accomplished event coordinator with experience from museum fundraising to art festivals. She enjoys puppies, sunshine, and good radishes – and wit. Wit is good, too.

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