Christmas Centerpiece Workshop at WRSP

Staff Report

November 15, 2013

EWING, Va. — A beautifully decorated centerpiece helps set the mood for the holidays and the meals that accompany it. Hand crafting that centerpiece makes it even more special, adding a festive touch to any home. This year, the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park is conducting a Christmas Centerpiece workshop on Nov. 23, beginning at 3 p.m.

Wilderness Road State Park Chief Ranger Michael Lambert will lead the workshop, drawing on several years of experience crafting the holiday icon. He explains that the workshop has been a huge success at other parks and expects it to continue at Wilderness Road. The arrangement features fresh greenery, candles, pine cones and other holiday related items.

The cost of the workshop is $12 per person, with all materials provided by the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park. When complete, participants can take their centerpiece home to display for all their friends and family during the holidays.

The workshop is limited to the first 20 participants to sign up. The proceeds benefit the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park to help promote their mission statement of supporting the park and its continued growth in the community.

Throughout December, Christmas trees decorated with hand-made ornaments from the local elementary schools will be on display at the park’s Visitor Center throughout the holiday season, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

For more information, or to register, please call the park at 276-445-3065, via email: wildernessroad@dcr.virginia.gov or by visiting the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park’s website: www.friendsofwildernessroad.org.

For more information on all 35 of Virginia’s award-winning state parks call toll-free 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov. The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.