There are only 44 more days until Christmas and Shelby Farms Park wants to bring the magic of Christmas to Woodland Discovery Park. In order to do that, they need your help. Each year, through the Deck the Arbor program, the winding serpentine arbor tunnel outside of the children’s park is decorated with ornaments that are handmade by people just like you. This is the fourth year the program has been held and is part of the preparations for readying the park for the Orion Starry Nights.
Over the years, this community art project has drawn participation from schools; classrooms; youth groups, businesses, individuals and homeschoolers. Participants may be creative with the design of their ornaments while keeping with the Christmas spirit. When making your ornament, you should use materials that will be able to withstand the winter temperatures, which are often cold and wet. The ornaments will be hung on the steel wire arbor with zip-ties for approximately 40 days. Participation in the program is free. This is also a great project a family may do together.Ornaments must be delivered to the park by Friday, November 20 (extended deadline), so they may be hung by the park volunteers. If you would like to hang your own ornament(s), you will be assigned a time and a section on the arbor to decorate. Remember to bring your family and friends during the Orion Starry Nights to show off your creative and decorative flair.
The ornaments will be available for pick-up on Monday, December 28. You must make arrangements and return to the park to claim your ornaments. All ornaments not claimed by December 28 will be recycled.
Read the application to participate in Deck the Arbor. Contact Coral O’Connor by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (901) 222-7265 for more information.
Be a part of making Shelby Farms magical this Christmas season.
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