of the Trees!
Sunday, December 13th, was clearing up
day. Margaret and Maureen, mainstays of this epic event, had posed
previously with the OPEN notice.
But we were of course closed, and after the morning Sung Eucharist
these hard-working ladies were presented with gifts in appreciation of
There was just time then in a sunlit church to take a final look at the
brilliant displays before the dismantling began.
Sponsors removed their decorations and literature, and the trees (apart
from a few which were removed, decorations and all, to other locations)
were carted bodily outside to where Mike, armed with ferocious
inmplements, reduced them to compostable size.
All that remained was the task of sweeping up vast quantities of pine
... for a a page of
tributes, comments and reflections,
entries in the visitors' book
and prayers from our prayer tree.
And yes, there will be a
Christmas Tree Festival in 2010: every sponsor wanted there to be one,
and quite a few new people and groups wanted to be added to the list!
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