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Create a Holiday Wreath- Sign up for VCMG Dec 4, 2018 'Make and Take' Class

Posted by Jenney Hanrahan -

'Creating a Holiday Wreath' featuring Master Gardener Mary Stonecipher

DANVILLE – The holidays are right around the corner and finding time to shop, bake, decorate and enjoy time with loved ones can be challenging. How about spending quality time with friends and family while you make a fresh, fragrant evergreen wreath! Do you have someone who is difficult to buy for? This year, surprise them with a handmade wreath. If they enjoy being crafty, sign them up for the class, and give them both the gift of a fresh wreath and a new decorating skill.

The Vermilion County Master Gardeners will again hold their seasonal "Make a Holiday Wreath" class on Tuesday, December 4. The class will start at 6 p.m. and take place at International Greenhouse Company at 70 Eastgate Drive in Danville. Master Gardeners Mary Stonecipher and Pat Sollars will teach how to create a beautiful wreath. A $15 fee includes a metal wreath ring, floral wire, pinecones and a variety of fresh evergreens. Bring ribbon and decorations to add your own personal style. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help make a bow from your ribbon. You will also need hand pruners to cut branches and garden gloves to protect your hands.

Fresh wreaths add natural beauty to our homes, look festive and fill the air with their wonderful fragrance. Register now, as this class fills up quickly and we are unable to take walk-ins. Your $15 fee reserves your seat. Attendees may pay with cash or check at the Vermilion County Extension Office (3164 North Vermilion, Danville, across from the Village Mall). Credit card payments may only be processed online through the University of Illinois Extension website at If you have questions, contact the Extension Office at (217) 442-8615. Proceeds from this class fund Master Gardener programs in Vermilion County.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodations to participate call (217) 442-8615.



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