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Make A Living Wreath

MEXICO, NY – On May 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. there will be a workshop on ‘Making a Living Wreath.’

This workshop will teach participants about horticulture, and the uses of plants in topiary artistic design.

This workshop will also teach about plant requirements (soil, water, and air).

The different contrast between types of plants, and the cost effectiveness of making your own as opposed to purchasing one.

Prices of purchased wreaths can run from $150 to $250.

Wreaths have been a favorite form of decoration, and recently we’ve adopted the wreath as a traditional symbol of welcome during the holidays.

Today they are no longer just for the winter season, but can be a beautiful living wreath made up of hens and chickens and other succulents that will last throughout the year with a little care.

This is being held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Oswego County Office 3288 Main St.

The cost is $25.

Pre-registration is required by May 12.

For more information, call 963-7286 Ext. 201.

Class size is limited to 20 people.

The instructor will be Master Gardener Jan Smith.

Frosty to Appear at Hannibal Library’s Festival of Trees

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HANNIBAL, NY – The 4th Annual Festival of Trees, a silent auction hosted by the Hannibal Free Library, will include a special category of trees and wreaths decorated in the theme of “Frosty the Snowman.”

There will be a people’s choice award voted by the attending public for the best tree and wreath in this category.

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Last year's winning wreath by Karen White for the Hannibal Historical Society. Photo by James Pangborn

The event takes place at the Library/Community Center on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Many types of trees and wreaths will be on view and ready for bidding. The festival’s silent auction is part of Hannibal’s “A Country Christmas.” There will be free refreshments, crafts for children and a chance to win doorprizes. Admission is free.

The library is looking for people, groups and organizations to make donations. Questions can be answered or donation forms obtained by calling Linda at 564-6643, or by visiting or calling the library at 564-5471.

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