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Wreathed in smiles

Rotary Club raises community funds with wreaths
by: Eric Norberg,

The very first customer at the annual S.E. Rotary Club Wreath Sale at the Meyer Boys and Girls Club in Westmoreland, on Friday morning, November 30th - spending $300 on several hand-decorated wreaths - was freelance writer and local resident Rebecca Mowe.

Rebecca, at right in the accompanying photograph, is being provisioned with 30-inch fresh wreaths by Sally Foley, who headed the wreath decorating team this year.

The two-day sale of plain and decorated wreaths climaxed with an oral and silent auction the following evening.

The annual event raises funds to benefit many local nonprofits - including the Boys and Girls Club. The net raised this year approached $32,000.